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Old 04-30-2006, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pentium D Dual Core CPU Chips question.

I was wondering, what's the name of the core of these CPU's [Example: Irwindale, Prescott, Northwood etc]

And I am intending to buy a new pc with a pretty nice sum of money and might consider buying the Pentium D 940.. but I have two really important questions...


A. Will the Pentium D 930 or 940 [3GHz - 3.2GHz] do any better than my current CPU? Which is a Prescott, Pentium 4 3.0GHz with HyperThreating Technologoy... and if it will [as I assume] by how far will the preformance will be increased?

B. I am trying to reach lowest temp possible with best resaults [whether its with OC or w/out...].. as I know Prescott is a 'hot' chip by its nature.. I was wondering what is the normal range of Temps in the Pentium D 930 & 940 Serier.. (Oh yeah, I don't have Water-Cooling, my dad will kill me if i ask him to buy that too we just bought a Gigabyte GH-PCU22-VG Rocket 3D cooler so water cooling is out of question for now )

Would be happy to hear you'r pro's and con's over these chips..

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are the code names for the CPUs. Prescott is a 90nm part, Northwood is a 130nm part.

Prescott does throw a ton of heat.

The Pentium D has two cores on one chip instead of one like you have.
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thats answers none of my questions, and its not very specific.

I was asking which code name does he has, not what the codenames mean

And also, I know Prescott overheats quickly, I have one But I was asking about the range of temps that the Dual Core produces... is it around the same as prescott? lower? higher?

And I wasn't asking about how many cores it has.. I know it has TWO cores, thats why its... Double Core, lol :P ... I was asking how much will the performence increase.. by little, by far, by 100%... or will they 'skyrate' [the performence]
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this is a good source of info http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._Core_570.html
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they come with two different cores. The presler and the smithfield. No idea on the temps, but I have heard the presler is basically two prescotts jammed together, so I'd imagine they have the same problem.

oh yeah I have a prescott too, it sucks go AMD.
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this is a good source of info http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal..._Core_570.html
Thanks, that answers some of my questions, so the Pentium D Has a "Presler" Core... however i still can't tell what will be the temp diffrence or the performence diffrence between my current CPU (Pentuim 4 3.0GHz 800FSB) and the Pentium D...

Can anyone tell me that please?

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they come with two different cores. The presler and the smithfield. No idea on the temps, but I have heard the presler is basically two prescotts jammed together, so I'd imagine they have the same problem.

oh yeah I have a prescott too, it sucks go AMD.
Well, I don't think I will move to AMD right now, If its not a good chip either i'll wait a couple of months for the Conroe, looking forward to that one.. don't you think waiting would be a better idea? :P
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if u want better performance, ever consider AMD? its way better than the current Intels.
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bit OT here but when are the new super good intels goming out...and any ideas on price?
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry, no AMD For me, you'r talking to an intel freak Though I might move to AMD If I don't buy any computer 'till both Conroe & AM2 are released and I find that AM2 beats Conroe too, in that scenario i will move to AMD.. lol

To harry:

http://images.dailytech.com/nimage/1...oe_pricing.jpg check this out the conroe's release date + prices.
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no1 knows yet.......... if anytime u were to go with an AMD its NOW! right now AMD is wooping Intel's rich white a55 in every aspect.
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