It's faster, cheaper, more stable, and much cooler than P 800 line.
10 August 2012
Summary: This is one of the better dual core processor's made, for it's price point. Although it does run a bit hotter, and uses 40 more watts of power than the D 945, it's considerably cheaper, yet still much cooler than the previous Pentium D 800 line. You don't have to purchase expensive water coolers to keep it from over heating, and over clocks very well. Overall a great buy!
good cpu for a work or multimedia computer! not the best choice for gaming
1 December 2011
Summary: this is a good processor! not for newer games, but works well for i bought it for! I purchased it for a rackmount home recording studio pc and it has plenty of power for that when paired with a good sound card! and it can had very cheap here on ebay!
Summary: Certainly not the latest technology but is fast and there are a lot of new and used boards that will accept this CPU. Build a relatively fast and cheap system with this CPU as the first step. Runs a little warmer than the new ones so use a proper heat sink/fan and it should be trouble free!
Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 GHz Processor - Win7 XPmode
7 December 2009
Summary: Since this chip uses a 775 socket it fits many motherboards. I used it to replace a Pentium D 935 that is similar except that it lacks hardware virtual technology. Intel VT is required to run Windows 7 in XPMODE. WinXP appears to run as fast in a virtual enviornment now as it did in the original system before Windows 7. Everything is "snappy" compared to running in a software virtual system. All other specifications are similar to the old CPU: Dual Core, 3.2 GHz, etc.
Pentium D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.2GHz, 4MB,...
24 September 2007
Summary: This is a good processor. It works as if your system has two processors. I did benchmark with Intel core 2 quad 2.4 Ghz. I was expecting that It will will have half of quad core speed. But it has only one third speed. Good purchase for the price.
Summary: I installed this processor in a compaq system the originally came with a celeron d 356. I primarily use this system for video conversion from dvd video to mp4 for psp using nero 7. I also use a system with an Athlon x2 3600, and a laptop with a core 2 duo t5200. This pentium d 940 beats them all, and runs cooler than a normal pentium 4. Idles at 28C and full load is 50C, using stock cooling in the compaq and only one exhaust fan on the case.
Pros: Simple upgrade, powerful video compression, runs cool.