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Old 06-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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pentium d 805 (smithfield). it's got just 533mhz fsb, but it is dual core...
cores run at 2.66 ghz each, and l2 is 2x1mb. anyone used this proc yet?
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Well i know it has very good overclocking abilities as sum1 managed to get it to 4.1Ghz on air cooling. Thats impressive.
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Yeah and it's dirt cheap, like $128 USD.

It makes the perfect Media Center CPU - even without OCin'.
I'd buy one, but i already have 2 PC's and two extra CPU's.
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Thanks a ton guys, i'll get it!
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should I consider getting it over opty?
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not really if you can afford a dual core opteron. beware the smithfield runs HOT. if you want to overclock like in the article on THG (curse you THG) you need a decent motherboard
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Aparently this cpu got to 3.8 on the stock cooler but you will need an aftermarket one if you want to go higher. And yeah a good mobo.
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Aparently this cpu got to 3.8 on the stock cooler but you will need an aftermarket one if you want to go higher. And yeah a good mobo.
one thing people never seem to take into account is that THG don't care if their hardware only lasts a week. articles like this are suicide runs. just because they made it that far doesn't mean it is practical. i don't think the chips lifespan would be very long under those circumstances.
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I dunno cos i read that to get up to 3.4-8Ghz the voltage doesnt need to be raised very much but then you wouldnt know until you try.
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yup, and i won't clock until i've replaced the stock hs/f.
once again, thanks a lot guys!
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