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I've been visiting this site for weeks, and signed up yesterday. Awsome site! I'm thinking about building an OC system based on the D 930, but I noticed that there 2 types of 930. One states that its stepping is C1, and it comes with 1 X 4MB cache. The other states that the stepping is B1, also with 4MB cache, but comes with 2 X 2MB cache. What is the difference, and which is better. Also, can someone recommend a good board to use with this CPU? In the past, I have been very happy OCing Asus jumperless boards, but that was 6 or 7 years ago. Thanks in advance for the help.
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I can inform you about the cache. There is only 2x2MB caches. It is a dual core CPU, and doesn't have shared cache (Unlike the Core 2 Duo), so 1 x 4MB would be a misinformation.

I'm lost on the Intel area when it comes to motherboards, so no, sorry
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The difference is that the C1 supports EIST and the B1 does not.

Personally I like EIST because while the processor is overclocked, the processor will change its full multi down to a x12, so if you have a 930, the multi will change from x15 to x12 which is a power saving feature. That is the only difference. In terms of L2 cache, both are equal, no exceptions whatsoever, 4MB L2 for both C1 and B1.

Also, some C1s don't support ViiV but I find that feature useless because I see no point in using it. You can search ViiV on google.

As for motherboards, the best is the P5B Deluxe right now, cost a pretty penny though, $230 at newegg.com.

But I wouldn't recommend a Pentium D, I'd say get a Core 2 Duo CPU and the best choice is the E6600 for its price/performance/overclocking point at $313 but then there's the E6400 for $220 but it's a bit slower in performace due the L2 2MB cache, when the E6600 has 4MB of L2 cache. Is it worth it? I think so but everyone has its budget/priorities.

So, this here is what I'd suggest:
-P5B Deluxe with E6600 or E6400 and some DDR2 800 RAM, preferably G.Skill, Corsair or OCZ.
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll take a look at the Duo for sure.
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I forgot to mention that the Core 2 Duo CPUs are about 40% faster than Pentium Ds in come areas. Overclocked they're eve way faster......Look: http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/dis...-e6300_10.html

BTW, I have a Pentium D 945 overclocked to 4.51ghz. It's fast but I rather use my C2D set-up.
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although i own a d930, i'd agree with nasgul, go for C2D! but if u insist on the pentium D series, the p5wd2-e premium i'm using is quite good of a performer. =)
    
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