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Sandy Bridge-Based Pentium Dual-Core G840 Processor Surfaces

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The move to make their most profound and famous brand their lowest performing chip baffles me. Back in the Pentium and Pentium Pro days, every pc was defined as a pentium or pentium compattible pc...
 
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The move to make their most profound and famous brand their lowest performing chip baffles me. Back in the Pentium and Pentium Pro days, every pc was defined as a pentium or pentium compattible pc...
I think the name lost that status with the pentium 4 when AMD's Athlon was king of the hill, though AMD have now done the same. Since the core series the pentium chip has been the mid/low end next to the celeron which i believe has now been displaced by the pentium.
 
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I dunno the P4s weren't that bad. I still have one of those with HT running somewhere and it's acceptably fast for browsing and stuff.
 
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This proc is good for a small low power server running 24/7. And I'm thinking to a nice VPN also. ;)

Now, all I need is the cheapest mobo and 4gb ddr3 out there
 
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Every man and his dog knows the P4 branding, so this is a good move from intel, keep it simple so even the basic of people know what it is. Even back then know one new what AMD was let alone them been faster then the P4's of the era.
 
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I think $100 seems a bit high for what it is.
 
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The move to make their most profound and famous brand their lowest performing chip baffles me. Back in the Pentium and Pentium Pro days, every pc was defined as a pentium or pentium compattible pc...
As with everything in technology, it advances and the old become less significant. That is how I view it.
 
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As with everything in technology, it advances and the old become less significant. That is how I view it.
Good point, Pentium and Athlon names have just been used way to long!
 
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Pity that this pentium can't be OCed like the previous gen pentium E2xxx/E5xxx
 

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Pity that this pentium can't be OCed like the previous gen pentium E2xxx/E5xxx
Why do you say this won't be able to be OC'ed like those?

I have a E5200 oc'ed to 4.25GHz now.
 

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Shame, no speed difference from the Pentium G9650

New socket(thought this was budget). The Pentium G9650 would overclock like hell, this doesn't. I feel pathetic even saying I**EL
 
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Why do you say this won't be able to be OC'ed like those?

I have a E5200 oc'ed to 4.25GHz now.
because only the unlocked multiplies processors are able to OCed, and surely this one doesn't have unlocked multiplier
 
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Gotcha, didn't realize you HAD to get the -K variants to get decent OC'ing. Just figured the -K were like the "black" edition AMD's with the unlocked multiplier.
 
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Anyone else notice that the CPU pictured is inscribed with 3.10 GHz?
 
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And does this processor come with a set of leg shackles for the new owner, just to get you into the spirit of things? :shadedshu