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Why Was The Pendium D 805 Considered The Best of The Pentium D's?

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May 31, 2010 1:25:21 AM

Back in the day, everyone would always recommend the PD805 over the other Pentium D's. After a bit of googling, I've come to notice it was the lowest of the lot. Curiosity struck me a second ago to find out why.

Any ideas?

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May 31, 2010 1:30:24 AM

Because it was relatively inexpensive and quite easy to overclock.
May 31, 2010 1:40:40 AM

GhislainG said:
Because it was relatively inexpensive and quite easy to overclock.


I see. Anything else apart from that?
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May 31, 2010 1:53:05 AM

Getting more performance than a $1000 Extreme Edition CPU was another part of the reason.
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May 31, 2010 5:03:15 AM

Because like many other processors that have come and gone, it was cheap but offered great performance when overclocked.
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May 31, 2010 6:14:37 AM

2.66GHz -> 4.1GHz was unheard of. Getting about 1GHz+ overclock was nearly impossible and unheard of before that chip. That was what the fuss was all about.

When the Core 2 came out, suddenly 50% overclocks became such a common thing.

* But of course, if you did take into account the cost of the enthusiast grade components, you're probably better off with an X2 build anyway.
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