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June 28, 2008 9:03:49 PM

Anyone know where to buy a cheap pentium D besides Ebay?

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June 28, 2008 9:16:12 PM

Why would you want a pentium D? Old, hot and under powered. Get something worthwhile.
June 28, 2008 9:33:04 PM

maybe he wants to blow it up or has an ooold board.
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June 28, 2008 9:35:35 PM

Pentium D's I believe can be found in bins nationwide.
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June 28, 2008 9:36:55 PM

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maybe he wants to blow it up or has an ooold board.


Must be.
Still seems like a waste.
Better off saving up a little more and getting a worth while system.
Just my 0,02€
June 28, 2008 9:40:25 PM

Pentium D = 2 - 4 MB cache and somewhat good performance as well as somewhat cheap. seen a Pentium D Extreme go for $64 on ebay.

Pentium D Extreme > E22xx and cheaper.
June 28, 2008 9:40:56 PM

And reason why i mentioned cache is because i was told moire chache is better for gaming.
June 28, 2008 9:52:48 PM

A e2180 at 2Ghz will most likely beat the crap of a pentium D at 4Ghz. And you can easilly hitwith OC 3Ghz+ on the e2xxx. It's like 5$ more than the pentium D you mentioned on newegg, and you will save that on electricity with time :p 
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June 28, 2008 9:57:21 PM

Then why not get a Core2Duo? The Pentium D's are not worth the money anymore. They run hotter and slower than any Core2Duo. For $65, I would still take a Pentium E CPU over any Pentium D.
June 28, 2008 10:09:52 PM

chaosgs said:
Pentium D = 2 - 4 MB cache and somewhat good performance as well as somewhat cheap. seen a Pentium D Extreme go for $64 on ebay.

Pentium D Extreme > E22xx and cheaper.





E22xx will smoke Pentium D Extreme. Cache doesn't mean jack as compared to the clock per clock advances.
June 28, 2008 10:18:31 PM

Save up and buy a new CPU the E22xx will mop the floor with the extreme Pentium and don't forget that the Pentium is redundant were the E22xx is fairly future proof.
June 28, 2008 11:13:56 PM

If I recall from another thread, he had one of the E2xxx and didn't like the temps and how he wasn't able to overclock on a stock fan.
June 28, 2008 11:22:21 PM

E1200 and its faulty. 70C on load on stock clocking is faulty.
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June 28, 2008 11:31:00 PM

So, why not get a better heatsink? Also, have you checked the cooler to see if it was seated right? Done any troubleshooting? Contacted Intel to see if there is a way to see if the chip is faulty? To be blunt, it would be stupid to go from a Core2Duo CPU to a Pentium D because of temp issues. They weren't called "Pres-hots" for no good reason.
June 28, 2008 11:57:44 PM

I had a pentium d, didnt get very hot at all. 2.66 ocd to 3.8 and never exceeded 60C when it was 90F (108F in the case) in the room (was in the Philippines).
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June 29, 2008 12:16:51 AM

chaosgs said:
E1200 and its faulty. 70C on load on stock clocking is faulty.


ROFLMAO another case of the user not knowing how to install the 775 HSF correctly :sarcastic: 

that E1200 would probablty run pasivly with a pentium d heat block :lol: 
June 29, 2008 12:22:44 AM

chaosgs said:
Pentium D = 2 - 4 MB cache and somewhat good performance as well as somewhat cheap. seen a Pentium D Extreme go for $64 on ebay.


They're cheap for a reason, everyone wants to get rid of them.

chaosgs said:
Pentium D Extreme > E22xx and cheaper.


The Pentium D EE could barely hold it's own against a C2D based celeron.

chaosgs said:
And reason why i mentioned cache is because i was told moire chache is better for gaming.


You were lied to.

chaosgs said:
E1200 and its faulty. 70C on load on stock clocking is faulty.


You're doing it wrong.
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June 29, 2008 12:34:15 AM

LOL downgrade your cpu to a Pentium D good one haha, when you dont install the cooler on that new system properly you will realise what heat problems are

Cache means nothing, its more how its implemented and used etc - age old comparison - Celeron 400mhz (128k L2) vs P2 400 (512k L2) vs AMD K6-2 400mhz (1mb L2) - because of the implementation and design the Celeron 400mhz came out on top, same deal with Northwood vs Prescott, A64 vs Pentium D etc - specs are one thing, performance is another.

Please whatever you do next, dont say the pentium d is also running faster (GHz)

Question - if your Pentium D was so great, why did you upgrade to a Celeron E1200?
June 29, 2008 1:51:09 AM

apache_lives said:
ROFLMAO another case of the user not knowing how to install the 775 HSF correctly :sarcastic: 

that E1200 would probablty run pasivly with a pentium d heat block :lol: 


wow you sure know what your talking about. didnt read the actual topic. wow another case of people not reading :pfff: 
June 29, 2008 1:52:26 AM

apache_lives said:


Question - if your Pentium D was so great, why did you upgrade to a Celeron E1200?



cause my house burned down from a bon fire down the street.
June 29, 2008 2:17:14 AM

I'm confused, all you need to know is get any core 2 duo based processor (that includes any celeron and pentium dual core's)
June 29, 2008 2:21:03 AM

I agree, i am ordering (now as i type this) a E2180 and and arctic cooling freezer pro. I will get what i want this time (as long as it is not faulty).
June 29, 2008 2:36:09 AM

because, you know, nothing can be faulty at all, if it is, the thing you had before it was better right? ya, things dont always work they way you want, it happens, get over it and move on buddy.
June 29, 2008 3:06:53 AM

Your CPU was not faulty Chaos... you can NOT reuse thermal paste over and over again after install. Thermal paste is meant to fill in the tiny imperfections on the processor and the HS base so that all of the processor is being cooled. You can not apply thermal paste then boot the computer up for more than a few seconds without ruining the thermal paste, you needed to use new thermal paste, that was all.
June 29, 2008 3:09:12 AM

bacoss said:
because, you know, nothing can be faulty at all, if it is, the thing you had before it was better right? ya, things dont always work they way you want, it happens, get over it and move on buddy.



Learn to make sense so that others understand, and dont post the way obvious either please its rather annoying.
June 29, 2008 3:09:46 AM

i used new thermal paste, re-read the thread.
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June 29, 2008 7:17:08 AM

chaosgs said:
i used new thermal paste, re-read the thread.


still no use if the hsf isnt seated and installed correctly!
June 29, 2008 8:05:05 AM

Not hard to get 4 pins in 4 holes.
June 29, 2008 8:43:34 AM

Hey Chaos, I'll trade you my D805 for your E1200, straight up. PM me.
June 29, 2008 10:31:16 AM

Pentium D is the slowest and the most stupid dual core made by Intel. It was thing of the past so be smart ChaosGS. Any athlon X2 can beat any pentium D.
June 29, 2008 11:30:48 AM

Some Temperature software reads the Temps wrong. I found that out when I though my AMD was reaching 92 degrees C, it wasn't as I found out later.
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June 29, 2008 12:16:07 PM

chaosgs said:
Not hard to get 4 pins in 4 holes.


you'd think that

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Some Temperature software reads the Temps wrong. I found that out when I though my AMD was reaching 92 degrees C, it wasn't as I found out later.


Iv seen alot of cheap asus boards read E2200's @ 1 - 5ºc when the room temp is atleast 25ºc - 20+ºc or atleast 10x off, so the best tool i use to check temps is my finger - too hot to keep my finger on the hsf means heat issues etc (60ºc +)

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Pentium D is the slowest and the most stupid dual core made by Intel. It was thing of the past so be smart ChaosGS. Any athlon X2 can beat any pentium D.


lol no the pentium d is better cause "moire chache is better" :lol:  just like TDP, Clock speeds etc



out of interest, is the AMD X2 still a better buy then Intels low end?
June 29, 2008 4:12:43 PM

apache_lives said:

out of interest, is the AMD X2 still a better buy then Intels low end?


If you aren't overclocking then the X2s are still a good deal.

June 29, 2008 5:35:07 PM

The average user who just wants a machine that works, AMD offer the best processors for a budget price tag.
June 29, 2008 5:48:55 PM

joefriday said:
Hey Chaos, I'll trade you my D805 for your E1200, straight up. PM me.
To late just bought the E2180 and sending back the E1200, besides you dont want a defective CPU.

speedbird said:
The average user who just wants a machine that works, AMD offer the best processors for a budget price tag.


Yep, i thought about the 5200 (i think that was it), but i saw that the E1200 could oc easily on stock so i decided to get that instead. All i want is a fast good computer, reliable to.

And apache just because you find putting 4 pins in 4 holes does not mean i find it hard.
June 29, 2008 6:40:11 PM

chaosgs said:


Yep, i thought about the 5200 (i think that was it), but i saw that the E1200 could oc easily on stock so i decided to get that instead. All i want is a fast good computer, reliable to.



I was talking about the average computer buyer who does not even know what overclocking is, but yeah Intel is better for people who do want to boast performance for free :) 
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June 30, 2008 8:37:44 AM

chaosgs said:
To late just bought the E2180 and sending back the E1200, besides you dont want a defective CPU.



Yep, i thought about the 5200 (i think that was it), but i saw that the E1200 could oc easily on stock so i decided to get that instead. All i want is a fast good computer, reliable to.

And apache just because you find putting 4 pins in 4 holes does not mean i find it hard.


you know, it never gets old - i work in a computer store, head tech, you wouldnt believe how many people try building the system them selves, put everything together, then struggle for a week trying to make it stay on, or not hang and lag etc, they come in with the system, ask wether they seated the HSF correctly and i get the same answer every time which is either "bla bla iv been in the industry for x amount of years, yes i know how to install it iv build 10 computers bla bla bla" or "yeah its installed correctly, its easy, i think its something else" - NEVER gets old, i have fun ringing those same people and hitting them for a fee cause they think there hot shots or something.

Out of interest, what motherboard were you using? wouldnt be an ASUS P5N-MX by any chance? (or similar)
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June 30, 2008 8:44:14 AM

chaosgs said:
To late just bought the E2180 and sending back the E1200, besides you dont want a defective CPU.


I'm sure he just wants the RMA money...
July 1, 2008 5:42:12 AM

LOL...No, I would have used the e1200. Still better than a D805, albeit slightly. I'm old hand at this; a little temp reading issue is not a problem.
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November 1, 2012 5:33:18 PM

you mean the athlon x2 4600+ is still a good cpu ? coz i have it and have kept it aside not using it currently. how much better is my G630 than that and core 2 duos ?
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