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Darrin H.

Darrin H.

Joined on 08/20/06

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Nice upgrade.

Intel Pentium D 945 - Pentium D Presler Dual-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 775 Processor - BX80553945
Intel Pentium D 945 - Pentium D Presler Dual-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 775 Processor - BX80553945

Pros: Fast. Still fairly inexpensive.

Cons: Not the latest processor. Virtualization Technology Support disabled.

Overall Review: The price on this processor is rising every week. Better buy one now before the price hits $200. As for heat issues, mine runs cool using a decent heatsink and AS 5.

Does what it's supposed to.

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Works much better than Silicone/Zinc based thermal grease.

Cons: Expensive.

Overall Review: I recommend following the instructions on the AS website for applying to dual-core CPU's. You'll use less, and it seems to work better than covering the entire CPU.

Unbeatable performance for less than $150

EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N554-AX
EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N554-AX

Pros: Great performance for the price. Nearly 3x faster than a card I spent $xxx only 2 years ago. Doesn't reuwire a lot of power. Gets its power from the PCI-E slot.

Cons: Not a 79xx.