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4.1ghz pentium D article

by ramarc / May 10, 2006 1:30 AM PDT

TH reports the OC'd pentium D 805 can match or beat an x2 4800+ and an extreme 965.
"A short while ago we tested Intel's latest flagship processor, the Pentium EE 965 (Extreme Edition), which costs nearly $1,100 at retail outlets. Even this CPU, which still isn't available at too many locations, has to surrender first place to this stealth candidate. Things look the same for the top-of-the-line AMD processor, the Athlon 64 FX-60, which also fell behind in most of our benchmarking categories."
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(NT) (NT) That is insane.
by jrmar07 / May 10, 2006 1:47 AM PDT
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Wonder how representative that specific CPU was ?
by VAPCMD / May 10, 2006 3:08 PM PDT

Then if you're lucky enough a get a good one, you've still got to get a premium MB, a MEGA WATT PS, high performace DDR2 RAM and a super duper pooper scooper HS FAN. And then you'll just have to wonder just how long all that stuff is gonna last with that extra voltage ????

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THG said it was a retail CPU (not vendor provided)
by ramarc / May 10, 2006 11:07 PM PDT

4.1ghz was an extreme experiment, but with a $130 CPU, a $40 cooler, and a good $110 945P mobo, I think you could easily go from 533mhz FSB to 667 mhz and be running at 3.3ghz. You wouldn't even need to OC the RAM and if these are B stepping CPUs you'd only be 100mhz over the production top end.

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by WhyFi / May 11, 2006 9:16 PM PDT

They also needed water cooling to reach that mark. And yeah, how long indeed? I'm at the point where I just want my stuff to work, so a mild overclock is fine by me if it doesn't lead to any down-time. I guess if you have dedicated 'work' and 'play' machines it would be alright, but...

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(NT) (NT) Very detailed. Thanks, ramarc !
by linkit / May 10, 2006 4:48 PM PDT
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I'd get it
by hshagel08 / May 12, 2006 10:00 AM PDT

I'd get that processor in a heart beat just to Oc it but I don't have half the stuff needed to get it to 4.1 I may get one in the future and keep it at 3.6 or something unless the Conroe does the same and doesn't cost a bajillion dolars.

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