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Win7 64-bit on Pentium D 945 3.4?

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December 20, 2010 3:04:04 AM

I am just curious
Since the PD 945 is 64-bit but doesnt have VT can it support Win7 64bit?
It is just a curiousity question.
I am planning on putting a C2D (E6700) or C2Q (Q6600 if I catch a good deal) in within the next 6 months
so this is just for info purposes.


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December 20, 2010 3:40:10 AM

well... the intel website says it supports 64 bit, but even if it does that cpu is so old i doubt you could put up with how slow and hot it will run
a b à CPUs
December 20, 2010 4:06:38 AM

Well I put Win7 Ult 32bit on there and it is pretty reasonable.
Not awesome (WEI CPU 5.1) but definitley not slow either.
Of course I want to go to a Core 2 Quad in the next few months
I got the system for $75
PD 3.4,2gb ram,80gb hd
I am not much of a gamer so I am throwing in a HD 4650 1gb for 44 bucks
then a C2Q which on ebay is under $175 right now.
also will upgrade to 4gb (probably Kingston Value Ram) since I dont OC cpu.
Also throw a bigger HD (around 500gb) which can be found pretty cheap nowadays
So for easily under $400 I will have a Q6600,4gb ram,1gb HD4650,500gb HD which I
will mostly use for encoding,ripping,VMs, MS Office work,Photoshop and very occasionally a little Left 4 Dead 2,Crysis Warhead and Bioshock 2.
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December 20, 2010 4:16:04 AM

hmm... that seems good but maybe get at least a HD 4670 or a HD 5670, you wont be dissapointed
a b à CPUs
December 20, 2010 4:32:21 AM

I was thinking about the 4670 but doing some research came across multiple sources that said that the 4650 OCd is pretty much equal to a stock 4670.
Same R730 core,same 320 streams
also staying under a $50 USD budget.
Down the road I think I would go for a 5670 when cheap enough.
I might game a handful of times a month.
I do like playing Wizard 101 (think WOW for kids) with my 9 year old daughter even
though her 9th level wizard destroys my 4th level Necromancer LOL
December 20, 2010 4:34:07 AM

well i guess your all set, however keep looking around and see if you can get a better deal

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December 20, 2010 7:55:37 PM

Have used a P-D 935 with Win7 Ultimate x64 4GB DDR2-800 and it was still a good work horse.

Go x64, will make you upgrade a lot easier if your keeping the mobo, as you can just replace cpu, add memory and image the 80Gb to your new 500GB without a reinstall.
a b à CPUs
December 20, 2010 11:39:44 PM

no overclocking that Dell unit if that's what you're talking about - OP.

Oh I know that.
Though SoftFSB will work on some units.
a b à CPUs
December 21, 2010 3:44:56 AM

Well you have an alien with a red and blue pill...
I will take the blue pill
Ignorance is bliss
Knowledge is dangerous
Anyway using CPUFSB or SoftFSB you can change FSB from within windows.
You have to look at PLL number to see if your mobo/chipset is supported.
It has something to do with the SMBus I think
My Dell 450 didnt support changing the FSB (though other dells and oems did) and after doing some
It turns out since your only changing FSB with out upping vcore or ram
you can only squeeze out about 200 mhz or so and that
doesnt seem worth it to me.
The only way you would see a difference is in synthetic benches
not real life apps.
a b à CPUs
December 21, 2010 11:06:45 AM

now it's the green bleach matrix...

Malmental I dont see any avatar now.
a b à CPUs
December 21, 2010 7:08:23 PM

I give up..

Now you have the alien with blue and red pills
Or could be alien with red and blue middle fingers sticking out (that what I thought it was at first! LOL)
Is that the avatar you want?
BTW nice job on the Dell C521 thread :D 
a b à CPUs
December 21, 2010 8:42:51 PM

You know I actually dated two of the girls from the Ward
One was Erin (petite 19 year old Irish girl) with lesions from too much ecstasy use. We had one date and then she told
me was going to visit her brother in Guam (never heard from her again)
and the other was Helena (40 year old anxiety disorder- I was 29 boy did I learn a few things)
Though in general meeting girls in a psych ward is NOT recommended
Alot of fun though......
a b à CPUs
December 21, 2010 9:18:40 PM

On a more sane note
I was thinking of either a E6700 (im pretty sure that was the fastest Dell
put into the Opti 745) or a Q6600 (which I have seen threads of people having them work in 745s)
Of course the Q6600 is twice as much money and possibly might not work.
The logical side says stick with the E6700 but I really want the Q6600 (when I can afford it LOL)
What do you think?
Do you know that a Q6600 will definitley work?
Or is there a better option
I want to make this tower so I dont need to upgrade too soon
I am gonna buy the sata Asus DVDrw 22x for 16.90
Then upgrade the HD to somewhere between a 500gb or 1tb (probably get it from Craigslist I have seen 1tb for 50 bucks there NIB)
And I bought the HD 4650 1gb yesterday (for multimedia and light gaming)
Keep in mind that I have been using a Dell 450 Xeon 3.2 for years and it still does what I need it do reasonably well.
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December 28, 2010 11:08:25 PM

Best answer selected by king smp.
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January 28, 2012 2:47:20 PM

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