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has anyone had any problems with the 2.8Ghz Pentium D915 CPU's at all, or does anyone know of any problems?

how good is the CPU as opposed to a Pentium 4?
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Save for a E6300 if you can.

If not, its a fine chip.
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what's the actual difference between the E6300 and the Pentium D915, considering that the E6300 is only 1.86Ghz and the D915 is 2.8Ghz?

how is it better?
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post #4 of 10
The Pentium D only does 6 instructions per cycle due to it's netburst design where as the e6300 does 12 instructions per cycle.

Basically double the e6300's speed to see how it compares to a Pentium D
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Basically double the e6300's speed to see how it compares to a Pentium D
Other way around.

Double the P-D's speed to see how it stacks against a C2D.
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pook, you have that backwards. He is saying a 2Ghz C2D is equal to a 4Ghz PD.
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the c2d would kick the pd ass at stock speeds and even with the pd oced it would still stuggle to keep up with the c2d
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so, in equivalent, a 1.86Ghz E6300 is equivalent to a 3.72Ghz Pentium D?? i thought the Core 2 Duo was mainly for multi-tasking applications? does it increase the speed of single applications as well?

in which case, i was going to get the Ga-8n-sLi board, but that only has a FSB of 800mhz, which is slower than the E6300, can you recommend what board i should look at getting that will incorporate 1GB DDR 533mhz RAM, a 7600GT pci-e card, and a whole bunch of HDD?
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Yeah c2d is the way to go. If you cant afford, i would suggest a single core Athlon AM2 chip.....But saving for the C2D is the way to go.
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ha ha youve been watching too many dell adverts
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