OCP heeft ook nog een artikel in elkaar gegooid over de OEM vs de Retail Celerons. Bij de Celeron zonder cache was er een groot verschil in overklokbaarheid tussen OEM en Retail, maar tot nu werd aangenomen dat dit met de Celeron A niet het geval was aangezien de core nummers en core stepping hetzelfde zijn bij OEM en Retail.
OCP heeft wat info weten los te trekken bij een 'industry insider':
ow, it would seem that because the OEM and the Retail have the same core numbers and the same core stepping that these are the same. But that is totally untrue for anyone that knows Intel's methods of production. Intel does not have on single line that they run these both down. The core stepping and the core are the same because in principle, they are the same design...confused yet? The differences are which lines the units are made and sometimes what cache is on the CPU. The robots used in production, in simple terms, are constantly adjusting quality control. The higher the precision, the less amount of heat will be dissipated from the lines and the core, thus the less chances that the CPU has to fail. If you had a company, and two lines to run CPU's down, one newer and more precise than the other, which would you run down the newer line? The 3 year warranty product or the one year warranty product?? Also it is a distinct possibility that a higher speed or quality rated cache is being used in the Retail units for the same purposes.
We have noticed the OEM's quality has increased since we first received them. Initially we averaged around 60 to 65 percent success at 450MHz but now we see around 75 to 80 percent, meaning that these lines have made adjustments to the quality and precision of the units.