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Intel Pentium D 940

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Overall 8

good cpu for a work or multimedia computer! not the best choice for gaming

guitarplayer2534, Ebay
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!
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Overall 8

Pentium D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.2GHz, 4MB,...

kpsingh, PriceGrabber
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.
  • Pros: Speed
  • Cons: Not good as quadcore
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Overall 8

Cool and stable, solid performer.

xenon135, PriceGrabber
16 July 2007
  • 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.
  • Cons: Included heatsink mount flimsy.
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Overall 8

Reliable, fast, overclock-able, Pentium 3.2GHz...

shaunmtai, PriceGrabber
7 June 2007
  • 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
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Overall 8

Another awesome intel processor

rivercool23, PriceGrabber
14 January 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Pentium D 940 (B1)

mark71mark, PriceGrabber
27 September 2006
  • 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.
  • Pros: Economically priced.
  • Cons: Weak stock fan.
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