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    Dual Core 4ghz CPU for £90?

    http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/05/10..._ghz_cores_uk/

    Any truth in this or anyone had similar results?

    Or have THG simply cherry picked a processor?

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    Well knowing Tom's its quite likely they got sent a "nice" processor. But I've seen some other nice results with the 805's. Just about to grab our own and give it a thorough seeing to
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    Ive read that it can easily hit 3.8 GHz also I think I read today (cant remember where)
    that it will be dropping to $90 which is what &#163;60?

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    • FatalSaviour's system
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    They seem to be fairly good processors across the board.
    One thing to note is that if you're planning on a budget, you probably won't hit 4GHz...cheap memory, an unstable board or PSU could well hold you back, but you should be able to hit respectable clocks with the 805 nonetheless.

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    • vaio's system
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    The better boards for this cpu are expensive........so a new build wouldn't be so cheap with a £100+ board and a solid power supply.

    Also, I didn't see any long term stress testing, eg 24 hours prime or folding.........bet it puts out a fair old temp under continuous load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaio
    .........bet it puts out a fair old temp under continuous load.
    which is why they went to watercooling to get to 4.0GHz so factor that cost in too.

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    • geezerone's system
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    It must consume a good bit of power too - not too good for the planet and of course your electricity bills!!

    Will give this a miss methinks!
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    http://www.custompc.co.uk/ and go to recent reviews, intel cpu's and select 805

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