Best Motherboard + Memory for Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition

The Justification:

I've been looking around Tom's Hardware for a good few weeks, trying to see what the best deal I can afford is.

According to this review: http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/01/07/the_65_nm_pentium_d_900s_coming_out_party/page7.html

...the Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition outperforms many of the 900 series in quite a few applications, specifically in the software that I use most (Adobe software, avg antivirus, winrar etc).

So I'm fixed on getting Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition since I can get it for about £350 (~ US$635) - a good price for the performance it offers.

My computer is completely out of order, and I simply can't afford to wait until July 23rd because I've got loads of freelance work on the go that needed to be finished weeks ago!


The Question:

* What's the fastest DDR2 RAM compatible with the Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition?

* What motherboard would you recommend for the Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition


Thanks very much!

Please feel free to point me in the direction of stickies - I've searched but I couldn't find anything! :?

Joe
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  1. useless.

    Dont buy Pentium Extreme processors if u dont plan to over clock past 5 Ghz.

    Wait 1 months for conroe to come out. It will out preform any Pentium 4/D at a fraction of the cost.
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    useless.

    Dont buy Pentium Extreme processors if u dont plan to over clock past 5 Ghz.

    Wait 1 months for conroe to come out. It will out preform any Pentium 4/D at a fraction of the cost.


    I know! I've been waiting for months anyway, but now my computer is broken I can't afford to wait any longer. I need a computer NOW - I have work to finish off for clients that just can't be "put off for a month". It's absolutely gutting, but I'll always be able to re-earn the money, but I can't always count on finding the clients!

    Are you saying that Extreme Edition processors can't be overclocked as much as the regular Pentium D equivalents?

    I've just found I can get the Pentium D 955 Extreme Edition (2x2MB L2, 3.46 GHz, 1066 MHz bus, Virtualization and Hyperthreading) for about £430 (US$800)! (that seems a pretty good deal to me)

    Thanks once again,

    Joe
  3. Isn't it the D965 EE at 3.76ghz? Never heard of a 955EE. It's a very good chip and very overclockable. Highly recommended.
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    Isn't it the D965 EE at 3.76ghz? Never heard of a 955EE. It's a very good chip and very overclockable. Highly recommended.


    Thanks for the recommendation. Look here: http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/index_view_ppxe.htm for details of the Pentium D Extreme Edition CPU's.

    It seems like we have conflicting opinions here... Regardless, I've just bought it for £413. Woohoo!

    Thanks once again,

    Joe
  5. Ahh thanks for the info. Have fun with your new purchase!
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