What is going on with Intel's processor prices

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What please is the point you are trying to make, as your image shows a seller refurbished cpu
Intel® Pentium® Processor G840 (3M Cache, 2.80 GHz)
Product Collection
Legacy Intel® Pentium® Processor
Code Name
Products formerly Sandy Bridge
Vertical Segment
Desktop
Processor Number
G840
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Discontinued
Launch Date
Q2'11
Expected Discontinuance
Q2'2012

Lithography
32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
$75.00

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Also on your example the price shown is incorrect as you have not configured the socket
From that seller the price is 12.78 Euro



so I am unable to understand -
I've found some ridiculous Intel process prices.
The only aspect that would be ridiculous - would IMHO be buying it.
 

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My point was the question is that how are these processes so cheap? What does IMHO mean?
 
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It's a very old Cpu Ean, that's why it is so cheap. Just searched for it on Ebay and there are 2 for less than £3 !

(IMHO = In My Humble Opinion)
 

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and the one in question is, as I said - seller refurbished which no doubt means it has been USED in a computer and taken out when the computer was scrapped or the CPU and or motherboard changed and as I said and my colleague has said it is
approx 10 years old.

All details of which were in MY first reply.
 

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Thank you for the information, if I can get a motherboard and memory bundle what would be the mobo that you would recommend before upgrading to a higher chipset.
The reason, I'm asking is that I have an atx empty case, which needs to be upgraded to be in use. I don't intend for it to cost a lot, just to keep it working for at least 5-8 years or until neither of us requires a desktop anymore.
 

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It's a relative situation.
Being a 'bottom feeder' that's always looking out for good deals, myself......imho, the CPU in your image looks expensive for it's age and performance. It's an old dual core cpu.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...pentium-processor-g840-3m-cache-2-80-ghz.html

Shopping around....like at Newegg, refurbished computers with much better performance and a fresh install of Windows often go for not much more than $125.
I'm posting from one I bought at Newegg for ~$125.
A Lenovo M82 I5 cpu, 8 gb memory.
It came with Win7 pro that I upgraded to Win 10 pro, but now prefer Puppy Linux.

Many consider it to be old, but it does everything I want and does it well.
 

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if I can get a motherboard and memory bundle what would be the mobo that you would recommend before upgrading to a higher chipset.
I totally agree with Johnny b, as I said on my first reply and provided the Intel link to the CPU, as Johnny b - as also done for you.

Also are you sure you mean chipset
 
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