ya but why is the 940 cheeper then the 840 or the 920? is this an overstock thing? anyway my mb wont take a conroe cpu or i would go that route. not ready for a major upgade right now.
The 840's are more expensive, because they're made using 90nm tech. vs 65nm for the 940. With 65nm, they can get many more cores per wafer, thus making the chips cheaper to produce. The 920 is more than the 940, because Intel discontinued it early in it's life cycle...due to it being so cheap, and being such a great overclocker(hurting sales of the faster chips). The 940's are very good overclockers, but don't hold a candle(performance-wise or heat-wise) to the Core2Duo. Although, they aren't even in the same category as Core2Duo, they don't put out nearly as much heat as the 800 series Pentium D's, don't use as much power, and overclock better. They are cheaper too. If
overclocked to 4GHz or more, they can be a good value