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Pentium D

By dustin_ds3000
Jul 7, 2007
  1. im thinking about building a new computer around a Pentium D 3.2GHz cpu. can anyone tell me if they are good. i do a lot of gaming and i do like to see how far i can push the computer by overclocking, plz help me out
     
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 869   +8

    i plan on buying the Pentium D 940, then in two or three years upgrade to a quad core
     
  4. taylub

    taylub TS Enthusiast Posts: 127

    for gaming the Pentium D may be better but for overclocking you should get a duel core i own a pentium D right now and I love it, its amazing at gaming :)
     
  5. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I own 2 Pent. D models. The 2.8 and the 3.4. With 2mb cache these do well. With the core 2's being frontrunners, Pentium D 945's bundled w/an ECS mobos run $125. I have my eye on the E6600 core 2 next upgrade. I don't overclock anything but I thought that my cpu's were "locked". Not sure.
     
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Pentium D series CPU's were Intel's biggest failure. So they suck don't get one. If your on a budget get an AMD Athlon 64 X2.
     
  7. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Even though Pentium D's are considered a "failure" by some, they do a very good jod. Sure, an AMD X2 is a better unit.
     
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 869   +8

    i have a amd 2400+ for socket A and i hate it, so i want to try out Intel
     
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

  10. Rilla927

    Rilla927 TS Rookie Posts: 152

    I don't know what your budget is but as of July 22, 2007 Intel is slashing prices drastically 45-50% on processors.

    Core for C2 Duo or a Quad 6600 if you want some real multitasking power.

    Quads are supposed to be $266.00 and up depending where you buy it.

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=263257
     
  11. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

  12. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 869   +8

  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Get this one instead. It's MUCH better. I know the clock speed is lower, but clock speed has almost no meaning these days. Gone are the days when clock speed is the deciding (or even a major) factor in purchasing a CPU. Clock speed isn't that important.
     
  14. bwchato

    bwchato TS Rookie

    my son has a 3.0ghz Pentium D processor.It's a room warmer,runs way to hot for my taste.i have an AMD FX-60 dual core and am very pleased
     
  15. bwchato

    bwchato TS Rookie

    a little out dated are'nt we?Try a socket 939 dual core,they're cheap now
     
  16. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Go for an AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU. You won't be disapointed.
     
  17. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 869   +8


    they stopped making the socket 939 last year, thats out dated
     
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