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DustWolf



Joined: 26 Jan 2006
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f0dder wrote:
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.


A fanboy who has had more Pentium Ds in for repair due to overheating than you've seen in your life.

EDIT: No ok. I don't know how many Pentium Ds you've seen in your life. I will not deny I side with manufacturers like AMD, MSI, LC, LG, nVidia, etc, let me just say I do so for a reason. You see I have a vague idea of what I'm talking about as I have the kind of job that gives me insight on some of the stupid mistakes out there.

To be completely honest, 65nm or not, Pentiums Don't Sell anymore.
Post 29 Jun 2007, 11:47
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rugxulo



Joined: 09 Aug 2005
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rugxulo
From what I've read, the Pentium line is discontinued (not developed anymore?). Intel has moved on to their "Intel Core Architecture". Even the Core 2 is supposedly now being phased in fully. It's got decreased power usage and lower clock speeds than they were targeting with the P4 (which maxed out earlier than expected at < 4 Ghz). But, these new cpus still work much better (clock speed ain't everything). So, I think anybody selling Pentiums these days is just trying to clear out old stock or sell a slightly cheaper processor. Still, Ozzy sounds like he got a decent deal (a very very recent Pentium). I wouldn't complain. It's not like 64-bit is that common these days. Who knows when / if it will ever be, but right now it's not. Besides, Ozzy can probably upgrade then. (64-bit OSes are reportedly not quite stable enough, ATM, from what I hear.)
Post 30 Jun 2007, 03:27
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f0dder



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The great thing about Pentium D's is that they're dirt cheap, and the LGA-775 motherboards support core2 CPUs... and even if intel doesn't stick to that socket for a while, well, you could upgrade to a dirt-cheap core2 once lga-775 is being phased out.

And Pentium D does support 64bit, and the OSes are stable enough - and driver support is better now than some years ago, though not perfect.

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Post 30 Jun 2007, 22:25
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rugxulo



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f0dder wrote:
And Pentium D does support 64bit, and the OSes are stable enough - and driver support is better now than some years ago, though not perfect.


Yes, I must've forgotten my own previous post (duh). Wink
Post 01 Jul 2007, 22:10
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OzzY



Joined: 19 Sep 2003
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OzzY
My PC just arrived! Smile

Windows XP installed in just 5 minutes! Laughing

My sub-woofer rocks! Oh yeah! Rock 'n roll! Smile
The neighboors will now learn to listen good rock! Cool

I'll now do configuration and then install Linux on the second HD.

I have so much job to do!
Time to work...

This PC with LCD screen is so much nice to use.
Expect more source code contributions from me now! Very Happy
Post 04 Jul 2007, 14:43
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HyperVista



Joined: 18 Apr 2005
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HyperVista
Congratulations Ozzy! Have fun with your new platform and enjoy learning about what it can do. If you get the chance, send some pictures Very Happy
Post 05 Jul 2007, 23:39
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