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I can get a used Pentium D 945 around $50 to upgrade my system, or I could build a new rig which would cost my pocket to bleed...

Is it worth to get the Pentium D 945 for $50?? or build a new??
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the 945 is a great chip, im using it atm, (it dosnt say in my sig) but going for a new machine would be better
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Bleeding pocket > P D
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post #4 of 8
805 -> 945 = 74Mhz gain
805 -> E6300 = 1.06Ghz gain*

Performance-wise the Core architecture processes aprox twice as fast as the Pentiums
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
805 -> 945 = 74Mhz gain
805 -> E6300 = 1.06Ghz gain*

Performance-wise the Core architecture processes aprox twice as fast as the Pentiums
my PD925 oc to 4ghz fsb 267=1070 beat a hell out of c2d6600 2.4ghz fsb 266mhz=1066mhz
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blooder11181 View Post
my PD925 oc to 4ghz fsb 267=1070 beat a hell out of c2d6600 2.4ghz fsb 266mhz=1066mhz
You're comparing an Overclocked PD to a Stock C2D. That E6600 oc'd would tear through two PD's without thinking. Sorry.
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post #7 of 8
You did kind of shoot yourself in the foot if what he says is true. I don't see a point in upgrading from a Pentium D 805 to anything other than a C2D. Might as well spend some more on better cooling and get some higher clocks out of the 805 if you want to have a pentium D
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post #8 of 8
The 805 is easily the most overclockable Pentium D available. I really don't see a 945 as any kind of upgrade, myself. I honestly can't see where you would even get any performance gains by making that swap.

Get an E4300 or E6320, a decent 965P based mobo, and 2GB of PC2-6400 and you can make your upgrade for a very reasonable amount of money, and have EXCELLENT performance gains to show for the $$$ spent.
    
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