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.
Summary: I upgraded to this CPU from a AMD 2800+. I can say, I notice increase speeds in everything from program application to game play. Easy to overclock, runs at around 113-118 - so doesn't overheat like many think. However, I heard that it does run hot (haven't experienced yet). I think this processor is great - perfect balance of price and speed. Recommended!!!
Pros: Cheap price, best deal for price range, huge 4mb L2 cache, Intel quality
Cons: Heat, runs very hot, not sure if its a TRUE dual-core
Summary: I do a lot of online gaming, and sometimes run 3 or 4 clients, as well as a browser and Trillian IM client, plus all the background apps, and i have not had any problems since. Thank you Intel for programming your processors to shut down when they overheat. The first time i installed this proc, i didn't get all of the little feet snapped in on the HSF, so it wouldn't boot due to the proc overheating. Took off HSF and re-installed it and its been working perfectly since.
Pros: Great proccesor. Fast, powerful number cruncher. Great for multitasking office work and for gaming.
Cons: Runs pretty hot with the stock fan. Also, stock fan is really loud. Stock HSF is a little hard to get on, just be careful, and no problem.
Summary: Recently bought this CPU and an Intel motherboard as a combo at an electronics giant superstore. With the release of the speedier Conroe chips, the pricing for this CPU has made it quite the bargain compared to a year ago. Installation was a breeze, but I suspect that I would need to upgrade the included stock fan to do any decent overclocking. Nevertheless, I am glad I purchased this to replace my vintage P4 2.8 Northwood.