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Not even close. 10 years ago we were using single-core 32-bit chips only. Athlon XP 3200+ was all the rage, if it was out then.
I remember I bought a Athlon XP 2500+ Barton for 500 WoW gold..... Yeah. Oh the good old days.
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You should be able to take the E2220 to 3.0+

That 820 is hot and slow, I wouldn't bother with it. I was glad to get rig of my old one.
 
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I remember I bought a Athlon XP 2500+ Barton for 500 WoW gold..... Yeah. Oh the good old days.
Good old barton and thunderbird! I had a 2000+ clocked at 2.7GHz, I believe.
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A Pentium D processor is essentially a Dual Core Pentium 4. The Pentium Dual Core was based off the Core 2 architecture and matched, if not surpassed, the Athlon 64 X2 line, which was much faster than the Pentium D.

If it overclocks well, it won't make up for the poor clock for clock performance. Bulldozer is a perfect indication of this.
     
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If you want to know how good the dual cores overclock, look at the two links in my sig. All you need to know.

Short answer: You can overclock the crap out of them without any worry.
    
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PD User here... trust me... dont waste money on it.
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Pentium D is Dual core pentium 4 - Pentium Dual Core is Wolfdale based 45nm
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If you want to know how good the dual cores overclock, look at the two links in my sig. All you need to know.

Short answer: You can overclock the crap out of them without any worry.
Well now I just have to fine a cheap Dual-Core..... Was going to spend like 15 on a D, most Dual-Cores on ebay are like 40+
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I overclocked a Pentium 4 641 (best Pentium 4 series) to 4.5GHz. It still was slow. A Pentium D might have an extra real core to replace the Hyper-threading, but it's still going to be slow, and consume more power and put off more heat. As was said, a Pentium D is nothing more than two Prescott cores put on one chip.

A Pentium Dual-core is actually a Core 2 Duo with less cache/FSB/clock speed. Overclocking can take care of the latter two. With a decent enough board/RAM, most (I'm talking about E2xx0s here; the E5x00s go higher) go to ~3GHz with relative ease. Going higher is where it starts getting harder. My E2160 ran at 2.7GHz for well over a year, and that was on stock cooling with a cheap G31 board. It did 3GHz stable as well, but I left it at 2.7GHz.

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Pentium D is Dual core pentium 4 - Pentium Dual Core is Wolfdale based 45nm
Not all of them are Wolfdale. The E2xx0 series is Conroe-based (65nm), and the E5x00 series is Wolfdale-based (45nm).
Edited by Princess Garnet - 10/22/11 at 1:23am
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Pentium D is Dual core pentium 4 - Pentium Dual Core is Wolfdale based 45nm
Only the latter Pentium Dual cores were 45nm, the E2xxx series were 65nm parts.
 
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