Summary: I didn’t read any review about this processor when I brought it 8 months ago, never though that cooling was a problem since I’ve been with INTEL CPUs since pII, and so on. Never like to overclock my CPU since I usually just use stock cooling sink, plus doesn’t make much of difference if you don’t game a lot. But just last night, I experienced something new, my CPU was overheated. Luckily I had ASUS motherboard where it shuts the system when it detects that.
Pros: fast, speed ok
Cons: slow down after 8 months of used, power supply was fried in 7 months, not sure if it has to do with this CPU
Summary: Intel D 930 rocks. It is based on 65nm manufacturing and the heat from the CPU is low compared with D 8xx series. When I used this CPU in Abit AW8-MAX with Scythe Ninja SCNJ-1000P cooler (the included cooler is loud), the temperature is mostly below 40C (idle temp is below 35C). Even if this is a very good CPU, Core 2 Duo (Codename Conroe) outperforms this. Conroe consumes 65W usually while this CPU consumes 130W. Also, check the stepping of the CPU.
Cons: Core 2 Duo (Codename Conroe) makes this chip obsolete.. EIST is supported only from C1 stepping..
Summary: I used the Pentium D930 as a temporary processor in a Abit Aw8-max until I was able to get my hands on a D950. I was satisfied with the results and will be building another system so that I can use it again. The D series rocks.
Summary: I have been a long-time fan of Intel processors for home-built computers. In well over a decade, I have never had any trouble with an Intel processors. (I can't say the same for other processor manufacturers!) This package is a complete "turnkey" setup, with a cooling fan for installation into a new motherboard. The assembly instructions are large, easy-to-read, and straightforward. The processor works exactly as advertised.
Pros: Great Intel Quality and Reliability, Complete Package with Cooling Fan, Excellent Instructions
Cons: Pricey Compared to Competition, but well worth it!
Summary: Let's just cut to the chase--I've got this installed on an ECS P4M800 PRO motherboard inside an Antec Sonata II case. The temperature at idle is 60C. If I let the stock fan go full blast (3000RPM+++), it idles at 48C+. And that is one noisy fan. I'll need to invest in a 3rd party cooling device to make this work reasonably. But the performance is good and the price is definitely right.
Pentium D 930 Dual Core Processor (3.0GHz, 4MB,...
18 June 2006
Summary: If you want to go dual core then this is one of the best price/performance you can get right now since AMD dual core processors are priced higher. While a single core may give you higher performance for the same price for single applications, a dual core processor is better at running multiple applications.
Summary: Ask 9 out of 10 people who have purchased this processor and the first thing that they will say is that it does run hot 60C or so at 100% duty cycle. If yours does there are two areas to check, the mounting of the cooling fan sink to the motherboard, often the mounting pegs will pull free causing poor contact with the CPU and overheating big big trouble they are a pain to keep mounted; second, the thermal compound Intel’s fan uses is cr*p.
Pros: Lightning fast running x64
Cons: It does run hot Intel could have done better with the CPU conections and the mounting of the cooling fan.
Summary: Just replaced Pentium 830 with this one (did not cost me anything, otherwise would be waste of money). Running it on Asus P5wd2-e with no problem, overclocked 20% with stock cooling. Successfully ran Battlefield 2 server and client together, applying one core to each - no lag, smooth.
Summary: the price is only a couple of dollars higher than the pentium d 920 when I purchase it. It is relatively easier to overclock than the 8XX series, mainly due to its 65 nm design (as opposed to 90 nm in the 8XX). In addition, it does not inherit the Prescott core, so not as hot as one would expect, but still pretty hot. Stock fan won't hold if you overclock! It jumps quickly to 64 degrees and then the TM2 function will kick in.