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Old 06-04-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Intel Pentium 820 D 2.8GHz 90nm Dual Core

If you are looking to upgrade to a dual core rig, but want to do it cheaply, then Intels 8** series may be for you. We are taking a look at the 820 D, a 2.8GHz chip with 1*2MB cache. What makes it a great value is the fact that it overclocks to almost 4GHz on air. But compared to other similar chips on the market, is this one worth your cash?

After reading my review here, feel free to discuss it in this thread.
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Shouldn't that read 2*1MB cache? Intels use separate cache per core and the 9XX series are 2MB per core...
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I just wrote it wrong. If I didn't know the latter of your comment, I would have simply said 2MB cache.
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Okie dokie, I was just pointing it out before someone popped in causing a ruckus over a typo...
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good review, I have my 3200+ venice at 2.66Ghz on stock HSF, and I am happy looking at some of those benchmarks.

I will upgrade to a dual core in about 6 - 9 months or so, But I dont know what: Either Conroe (if there anything like the 8xx/9xx series ) OR a more expensive (cos I will say without having to buy another mobo) X2 4400+ S939
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2.66GHz on stock HSF is very close to my max OC. Superb for air really, nice 33% or so OC for free.

Waiting 6-9 months is perfect. It will give you time to see what AM2 and Conroe has to offer after they've been out for a while.
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