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    Whats the difference!

    I'm looking for a cheap ish upgrade just to improve performance, until i give my sister the pc and get a new rig, when the next round of intel price cuts come in which im told is soon!

    Basically my celeronD 3ghz is just not up 2 it!

    My board will support the old pentium d range and im looking at the following!

    925
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    Other than the price and 200mhz what is the difference?

    Plus would i be loosing a lot if i went for the even cheaper Pentium D 820!

    I dont do PC Games, got a playstation2 for that!

    Thanks for your help guys

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    can anyone here help me, i no it not as interesting as core2 duo!

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    The P4's for that board are well under £50 now.

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    Just don't go with Celeron, they degrade.
    You should be able to find something cheap and anything from 2.8ghz up should be alright, if you don't play games.

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    The 9*5 versions are ones without Intel's VT I think, apart from that they are completely the same, only the frequency differs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queelis View Post
    The 9*5 versions are ones without Intel's VT I think, apart from that they are completely the same, only the frequency differs.
    Yeah, that's right and the 820 also lacks SpeedStep technology, has 2MB of L2 cache (half of the 9xx series) and is based on 0.09 micron technology (as opposed to 0.065).

    If you're not gaming, encoding etc, then you might as well go for something like the 915, especially if you're not going to be keeping it for that long 9and your sister only wants to do basic tasks). It will consume less power then the other models you've listed and therefore produce less heat – something you might be glad of with summer approaching. It only costs around £60 too...

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