|use to own a pentium d 950....good cpu it preformed well at most games and applications...|
But the overheating is a real problem...
pentium d- (45c idle) (63c load) 95 to 130 watts consumption
core 2 duo-(33c idle) (45c load) 65 to 95 Watts consumption
i would choose a E4500 over the pentium d...it preforms WAY better then any Pentium D models
P35 board are a great choice for future upgrades
C2D all the way ...if u want a silent PC