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Hey guys, I just found out about the new 9XX CPU tech information.
& here they are....


Intel Pentium D 920


Intel Pentium D 930


Intel Pentium D 940


Intel Pentium D 950


Intel Pentium D 955 EE


Did you guys notice that only "Intel Pentium D 955 EE" has HT?
 

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Only the Extreme Editions will have HT, it was the same with the 800 as well. What interests me is the TDP is the same as the 800 series... I thought they were supposed to run cooler.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

Only the Extreme Editions will have HT, it was the same with the 800 as well. What interests me is the TDP is the same as the 800 series... I thought they were supposed to run cooler.


Yes you're right!!, As i remember Intel said that the 9XX will be A little cooler & spend less energy than others...
 

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Originally Posted by dpg

Yes you're right!!, As i remember Intel said that the 9XX will be A little cooler & spend less energy than others... Correct me if i'm wrong.


That's what they say, but the TDP listed right there is just as high as the 800 series Smithfields...
so I'm confused... and the 376 million transistor count is quite impressive, that's more than a 7800GTX!
 

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Initial Pentium-D 9xx models have issues with speed stepping from geek.com

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Initial releases of Intel's Pentium-D 900 series, based on the Presler core, contain product models from the 920 (US$241) to the high-end Extreme Edition 955 ($999). All of these 9xx models are having what could be a BIOS issue, slated to be resolved April or after. The problem is that products arriving in Japan seem to not have their Enhanced HALT State and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology enabled, or, if it is, then it's not working properly, or fully functional, because they're seeing a power usage of 10-15 watts greater than it should be in certain modes. The 920 and 930 series claim a TDP of 95 watts, but the 940 and 955 models both claim 130 watts. As such, the addition of 10-15 watts makes the processor hot, hot, hot! The BIOS update due out April or after may resolve the 10-15 watt issue, but there's another problem. Intel's latest *errata # AA30 states that "During an Enhanced HALT of Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology Ratio Transition the System May Hang," meaning that if you go into one of those modes, your machine may lock up. The company has that errata marked as "PlanFix."

So there you go. If you buy one of these processors today, it will run hotter than it should. If you download the latest BIOS update in a few months, then it may solve the heating problem, but your system may also hang from time to time for no apparent reason. So, which path do you choose? wait for the next stepping, which will fix this issue.

*errata # AA30 - Intel® Pentium® D Processor 900Δ Sequence and Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition 955Δ Specification Update
http://developer.intel.com/design/pe...pdt/310307.htm

Looks like they got some problems(for now)
 

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i'm sure i saw 955XE consuming 23W less than the 840XE on some site just cant remember where,maybe Geek.com will try to find it.
 

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i'm sure i saw 955XE consuming 23W less than the 840XE on some site just cant remember where,maybe Geek.com will try to find it.

Check this?





 

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I just placed a order for the 930 (fastest newegg had left ) Ill put my finding's in this thread when i get to overclocking it later this week.
 

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After looking through those specs it does disappoint me slightly that the 950 doesn't have HT. I heard from a couple of places that it might have it but those specs look like their from Intels homepage so they must have decided not to add it for the sake of the 955EE.
 

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Am I the only one that noticed that it is showing a 200Mhz FSB...Whats up with that???
 

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Yea i did a few run's... Ran 3D01 with HarleyBro last night on a 16pipe crappy clocked x800gto and got a little over 33k with stock vid clock's and 4.825ghz on the cpu..i was happy to say the leats, now it's time to get crossfire running and do this thing right.
 
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