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Why is the Pent D840 more expensive then the 940(same specs)

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July 23, 2006 8:07:19 PM

What's the differnece between the Pent D 840 and the 940? newegg has the 940 listed as $191, and TigerDirect 840 for $300 After $100 rebate? My thinking is the 940 is newer so why wouldn't it be more expensive

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July 23, 2006 8:22:23 PM

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What's the differnece between the Pent D 840 and the 940? newegg has the 940 listed as $191, and TigerDirect 840 for $300 After $100 rebate? My thinking is the 940 is newer so why wouldn't it be more expensive
The 940 is built on the 65nm process vs the 840's 90nm process, making the 940 much cheaper to manufacture.
July 23, 2006 8:35:43 PM

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What's the differnece between the Pent D 840 and the 940? newegg has the 940 listed as $191, and TigerDirect 840 for $300 After $100 rebate? My thinking is the 940 is newer so why wouldn't it be more expensive
Nikna First Of all It's Tigerdirect Canada And Newegg America And yes 1Tanker is also right about his analysis. One more thing, the prices on Newegg always tend to be lower than what you'd find on Tigerdirect. The prices are'nt that far off when you convert from CDN$-US$ and add taxes only about 20$ off the 840 and the One other difference between it is that 940 supports (VT) Visualisation technology which the 8XX series does'nt
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July 23, 2006 8:47:35 PM

you get a free heater with the 840 :) 
July 24, 2006 1:33:39 AM

Yea I just read some stuff on the "Free heater" problem. I'm most likely going ot go with a Pent D 940. Anyone know a good not over expensive mobo that will work with the 940, that has built in audio and video?
July 24, 2006 1:56:01 AM

Now im no expert at the processor thing, but why not get a conroe or a AMD once they drop in price? shouldnt both beat a 940 in price/performance
July 24, 2006 2:10:58 AM

With AMD's price cuts and Conroe's amazing power, yes both options would be better.
July 24, 2006 2:12:35 AM

It's a mystery to me. I don't see how any of the 800 series sells except for the 805. And if it wasn't for Tom's overclocking review, I doubt it would sell either.
July 24, 2006 2:45:55 AM

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It's a mystery to me. I don't see how any of the 800 series sells except for the 805. And if it wasn't for Tom's overclocking review, I doubt it would sell either.


LOL; I wonder how many n00bs read that article, bought a D805, and fried the chip while trying to overclock it. Hell, they probably didn't even manage to install the CPU; they tried to jam it into a CD drive.
July 24, 2006 9:34:51 AM

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It's a mystery to me. I don't see how any of the 800 series sells except for the 805. And if it wasn't for Tom's overclocking review, I doubt it would sell either.


LOL; I wonder how many n00bs read that article, bought a D805, and fried the chip while trying to overclock it. Hell, they probably didn't even manage to install the CPU; they tried to jam it into a CD drive.

lol that made me laugh


to answer your question about mobo if you are buying the PD i'd at least get a 965 mobo for future upgradeability.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
I think there's a couple more from different brands...dont have links offhad, someone else can help you with that probably
July 24, 2006 10:00:31 AM

If you want to buy a Pentium D at this clock rate, I would strongly advise waiting for the Pentium D 945 to become available. This is the same as the 940 but the VT has been disabled. This allows Intel to knock about US$40 off the price. If you were not going to use the VT anytime soon, then this will save you a lot of money.

For roughly the same price as the Pentium D 945, you could get a Core 2 Duo E6300. However, based on the performance difference between the E6700 and the E6600, the E6300 may not outperform the D 945. Based on the price of the Pentium D 940 you might be able to stretch to the Core 2 Duo E6400 which should beat the D 940/945.
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