View Full Version : A few questions for anyone using a Pentium D

01-16-06, 06:32 PM
Is this CPU really that bad? I know it doesn't compare to the Athlon 64 X2, but I was looking at geting one for a good price. Right now most Athlon 64 X2CPUs except for the 3800+ are up there in price.

01-16-06, 06:33 PM
Well I got it anyway. the specs are below. It runs well, but it's no where near as fast as I thought. Maybe the reviews were right after all.

01-16-06, 06:36 PM
all intel chips suck imo, i even prefer amds mobile chip

01-16-06, 06:54 PM
Wow you asked about it then bought the thing 1 minute later? :lol:

01-16-06, 07:02 PM
Seriously, you should've given us some time to talk you out of it. :/

01-16-06, 07:33 PM
I got the system for a killer price. It was tough to resist. Even though it only has a Pentium D, I thought it was O.K. It's not a slow system by any means. In fact, I benched it against an Athlon 64 X2 3800 + system. Here's what I got.

3DMark 2001SE:

My system = 21426 X2 3800+ = 23034

3DMark 2003:

My system = 15501 X2 3800+ = 15008

3DMark 2005:

My system = 7112 X2 3800+ = 7246

If these benchmarks are worth anything, they show my system fairly even with the X2 3800+ with the exception of 2001SE which is much more CPU dependent. Both systems had the same video cards and drivers. I tested the X2 3800+ at a local Best Buy. The 3800+ is definitely faster, but not by a wide margin. I'm not sure it would be too noticeable in games. Of course, an X2 4400+ would blow me away, but it would also cost a lot more than the Pentium D system. Not as bad as I thought.

01-16-06, 09:48 PM
Wow you asked about it then bought the thing 1 minute later? :lol:
Not only that, but he had it up and running a minute later too... :eek:

01-16-06, 10:03 PM

01-16-06, 11:31 PM
I've actually had the system for a little over a week. I was too embarrassed to say I bought a Pentium D. Maybe you guys could've talked me out of it!!!

01-16-06, 11:56 PM
wtf, im confused now... two accounts?

01-17-06, 12:23 AM
This thread = http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/wtf.gif

01-17-06, 01:17 AM

01-17-06, 01:25 AM

Wow man... you have officially made the most overcomplicated, convoluted thread in under 15 posts. Congratulations :clap:

01-17-06, 01:52 AM
Where is the Terminator to go back in time and stop this thread before it was born?

And mav...you have to shorten that sig up, dude.

01-17-06, 03:54 AM
Man, is this guy from a parallel universe who can travel back and forth in time using different identities.....there's only one word for this.

01-17-06, 05:01 AM
I think I'm going to buy a 7800GTX 512 SLI rig and an FX-60.

01-17-06, 05:02 AM
Guys! This thing RULES!
It stomps my old system.

01-17-06, 08:19 AM

01-18-06, 12:50 AM

01-18-06, 02:00 AM
Im going to buy a mac...

EDIT: Bah, I tried it, it sucks, I Ebayed it.

EDIT2: Ok, got the money for it and sent it out, the buyer likes it. I have to buy a new PC now.

EDIT3: Wow my new PC is sweet.

EDIT4: Sold it, got another Mac.

EDIT5: Just bought a Socket M2 CPU and a copy of Vista with the money from my mac.

EDIT6: Man, this time machine is awesome...

01-18-06, 06:34 AM
hahahahaha im loving this thread for the comedy value..

01-18-06, 09:10 AM
Where is the Terminator to go back in time and stop this thread before it was born?

ba, with a pentium D, time is under his control now