pent d 940 why so cheep?

why is the d940 only $99 at tigerdirect is there a problem with this chip? bad over clocker? i have a d805 oced to 3.4 but am limited by my abit aw8 from going farther (known problem). would this be a cheep upgrade for me or a waste?
abit aw8
2 gig ocz ddr2 667
okia 550w ps
7900 gs
zalman cnps7700 cpu fan
i know the ps is crap but have had no problems with the system just the way it is, just looking for a cheep upgrade.
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  1. Heh, the reason for the cheap price is because of the price wars, not to mention perhaps intel or the company selling the chip wants it off its shelf/stock.

    Think its cheap now, prolly should wait in April.
  2. 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.
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    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 processor. GL :)
  4. I thought that the 900 series had the 65 nm.
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    I thought that the 900 series had the 65 nm.
    Ooops. :oops: Thanks for correcting me... i fixed it.
  6. thats the kind of answer i was looking for. thanks
  7. but will the E4300 plug into my abit aw8 board?
  8. i realy dont need to upgrade at all. its just hard to resist the urge to tinker. thanks
  9. You said an upgrade is not an issue. So You can wait until July right? if you do then wait, new 1333mhz conroes will come at SUPER LOW PRICES and will make the 1066mhz come even lower. 1 more quad-core is coming and the others are coming down in price.
    New P33 P35 and X38 chipsets are coming so I think waiting would be great since you have a PC that can hole you some more time.
  10. It's so cheap because even the 1.9GHz X2 3600+ can match it's performance and this thing only costs $85, so, 'cheap' is a very relative definition nowadays :D
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