I killed my poor ES chip overclocking, but the replacement rocks!!! I got my hands on a 2.8b D1 stepping that does 3460 mhz @ default voltage prime 95 stable! I'm happy, I got 165 on the bus, which is enough to break 4gb/s memory bandwidth, and encode times are REALLY fast now! Things like that do make me mad, those people that blow up a chip like that, and expect to RMA it especially. I'm sure he's returned a lot of stuff that the average person would have kept. I dunno, AMD will tell him to get bent this time, but that certainly isn't the normal mode of failure for a processor. I'm sure he's toasted others that didn't look like they died form extreme OCs.
I paid $120 for my new chip, and sold my dieing ES chip for $75, so this whole thing only cost me $45. It did give me quite a bit more speed, almost 500 mhz over the best my ES did!!! The guy that bought the ES even knows it's puking. :Z :Z :Z :iagree: