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OzzY



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OzzY
Hi!
My new PC will be arriving in a few days.
Tell me what do you think about my configuration of choice:

PENTIUM D 935 3.2GHz LGA775 (FSB 800MHz / CACHE L2 2X 2MB / 64 BITS / DUAL CORE)
P5VD2-VM MOTHERBOARD
1GB RAM DDR2 X2
HD 250GB 7200RPM SERIAL ATA X2
DVD-R/RW 18X DUAL LAYER
20'' LCD WIDESCREEN MONITOR
GEFORCE 7600GS 256MB DDR2 PCI EXPRESS 16x - 128 BITS (TV OUT / DUAL DVI)
SOUND BOX SUBWOOFER SLIM
plus the basic stuff (mouse, keyboard, etc...)

Yes, I have 2 slots of 1GB RAM, so I have a 2GB RAM.
And yes, I have 2 hard disks of 250GB. I'll be install Windows on one and Linux (Ubuntu) on the other. Maybe I'll try PC-BSD dual booting with Ubuntu.

So, what do you think?
was it a nice buy?
Post 26 Jun 2007, 16:29
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OzzY



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Holy crap! I can't wait anymore.
I need my new computer.
Can't wait one week or so. Laughing
Post 26 Jun 2007, 16:33
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DJ Mauretto



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Nice Very Happy
If you can (money..) replace Pentium D with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors.
Wink
Post 26 Jun 2007, 17:23
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OzzY



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I already bought it. Sad
And it was very expensive. But I think it's ok.
Post 26 Jun 2007, 17:53
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Picnic



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Congratulations OzzY.
It must be powerful!

It's always a nice buy Smile

Vista or xp, what will be ?
Post 26 Jun 2007, 19:43
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LocoDelAssembly
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All good except the CPU. I think that even a cheap AMD can outperform Pentium D. If you are in time try to search on internet some benchmarks.

PS: Or you bought it to be able to upgrade to Core2 LGA775 later?
Post 26 Jun 2007, 19:57
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zir_blazer



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Pentium D are worth trash, they're space heaters with crappy performance. You could have choosen an A64X2 for the same money or if you had more, a Core 2 Duo. But buying a Pentium D is inexcusable.


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Garthower



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OzzY
I apologize for not a modest question, but for how many money you have bought it?
Post 26 Jun 2007, 20:14
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OzzY



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Now i've already bought. Can't complain. I didn't know the Pentium D was so bad.
But I think the seller sugested the Pentium D because others couldn't have the same clock (at the store at least).

Garthower: It was 3500 reais. Don't know how much it is in dollars.

thimis: I'll be installing Windows XP on one HD and Ubuntu Linux on the other. I think Vista is too heavy, even on a powerfull machine. I'll let the cool 3D desktop effects for Ubuntu which is ligher.
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vid
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Post 26 Jun 2007, 21:05
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mattst88



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I like everything except for the processor.
Post 26 Jun 2007, 22:14
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f0dder



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Pentium D isn't as bad as they used to be - heat problems aren't as bad anymore (my brothers Pentium D whatever is comparable in heat to my AMD64x2 4400+). Dunno about performance, haven't checked it.

You should've bought a core2duo if you had the money, but you can always upgrade later, if they don't change socket before that (seems like intel are going to stick with lga775 for a while, though?)
Post 26 Jun 2007, 22:35
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LocoDelAssembly
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Well, the price seems to be OK.
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But I think the seller sugested the Pentium D because others couldn't have the same clock (at the store at least).


But clock doesn't matters if the CPU does from very few to nothing per cycle Wink. Unfortunatelly technicians doesn't really understand much about computer's internals so they also buy the Intel marketing...
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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DustWolf



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OzzY wrote:
But I think the seller sugested the Pentium D because others couldn't have the same clock (at the store at least).


The seller suggested Pentium D because he couldn't sell it to anyone else.
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rugxulo



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Oh come on guys, it ain't that bad. I mean, this is a dual core, 64-bit cpu, right? How bad can it be?? What would you rather he have, something older that uses more power with less instructions?? (Heck, it's better than my P4, and I ain't upgrading!)
Post 28 Jun 2007, 14:55
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f0dder



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rugxulo wrote:
Oh come on guys, it ain't that bad. I mean, this is a dual core, 64-bit cpu, right? How bad can it be?? What would you rather he have, something older that uses more power with less instructions?? (Heck, it's better than my P4, and I ain't upgrading!)


DustWolf comes off as a fanboy who hasn't kept up with times... PentiumD isn't all that bad.

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OzzY



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Well, at least it's better than my current machine and it has 3 years of free fixing service if anything breaks. It's time enough for saving money for a upgrade or something.
Besides, I don't play lots of games. It won't be a big problem.

Also, it all depends on how a person uses a machine.
I never install bloated software and do program my own utilities in ASM. Very Happy
I guess my friend's machine that is better, but he puts every crap inside it must run slower than my current machine that is a poor Athlon XP 2000+. Smile


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Post 28 Jun 2007, 15:29
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Quote:

PENTIUM D 935 3.2GHz LGA775 (FSB 800MHz / CACHE L2 2X 2MB / 64 BITS / DUAL CORE)


Quote:

Model Number sSpec Number Frequency L2-Cache Front Side Bus Mult Voltage TDP Socket Release Date Part Number(s) Release Price (USD)

Pentium D 935 SL9QR (D0) 3200 MHz 2 × 2048 KiB 800 MT/s 16x 1.2/1.337 V 95 W (D0) LGA 775 Jan 2007 HH80553PG0884MN $133
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