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post #11 of 37
Yea I used it to fry my eggs in the morning. Those good ol' Pentium D's, George Foreman could have made a killing.
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People go on the internet, hear that intel pwns amd, then go out and buy pentium D's .
uh.. LOL ? Yeah sure.
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As long as people can surf the Internet, rip and burn an occasional CD, download music for their Ipod etc, people will not really care what is in a computer. As long as it is not god awfully slow lol.
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post #14 of 37
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uh.. LOL ? Yeah sure.
Believe it. I have a friend(who also has a fair amount of money to blow) who knows little about computers but wanted to get into PC gaming, so he went out bought a prebuilt with the recommendation that Intel makes better processors. And guess what? It's a Pentium D.

/Galidan
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Yeah. I doubt I will ever buy a $150+ CPU anymore. Get a cheap chip, overclock the crap out of it, and call it a day.
Actual speed in Hz is only one of a few characteristics that define a cpu...
    
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Actual speed in Hz is only one of a few characteristics that define a cpu...

Think I don't know that? Point is that when looking at chips of the same generation, one can get away with the "lower end" models, since for all intents and purposes, they are all the same except for the frequency of the chip.

As for the regular folk, well, they may not be PC savvy, but most people are aware of their finances and make purchases accordingly. Most people don't look at what type of CPU a PC has much beyond the brand (Intel or AMD), and base their decision mostly on the price.
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post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Galidan View Post
Believe it. I have a friend(who also has a fair amount of money to blow) who knows little about computers but wanted to get into PC gaming, so he went out bought a prebuilt with the recommendation that Intel makes better processors. And guess what? It's a Pentium D.

/Galidan
lol Everyone picks on the D when it was a test bed for a real D (C2D) Heck if it works let it roll...Pssst just mount an A/C on the case...Hehehehe

I still run my PD-940
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post #18 of 37
He is right. People see intel sticker on there and say "0MGZ 1T5 H4Z D4 1N+3LZ(omgz it has da intel)" and automatically assume its better. Amd athlon64x2 will beat out a Pentium D. but people will say it has the intel sticker and rather go with what their friend says then the guy who actually sells the thing. Hence why it costs for that model more dumb ass. its a better cpu
    
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post #19 of 37
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Think I don't know that? Point is that when looking at chips of the same generation, one can get away with the "lower end" models, since for all intents and purposes, they are all the same except for the frequency of the chip.
What about the multi?

High multi = ftw
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I got my Q6600 SLACR for $190 so it's part of the sub $200 club
    
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