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Pentium vs AMD vs Celeron

Question: Pentium vs AMD vs Celeron

Buying a computer for my mom, and will hook up optimum on line (for her internet access so there is no more dial up connection for her) The minimum system requirement is a 166mhz pentium processor. Will a Celeron or AMD processor be equivalent to a pentium for this hook up ?? Thanks

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Answer: Pentium vs AMD vs Celeron

Exactly what do you have now for a processor?

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Hi. I'm considering buying a low-end IBM laptop with a celeron 2.2 processor. I currently run a Thinkpad with a PIII, 900Mhz. I'm looking for some pointers on understanding the differences (if you can point me to a good educational site, that'd be great...I'm having a hard time finding the info). I'm not a complete beginner, but all the talk about caches and front side busses is a little over my head. But I'm looking to learn.

The Celeron looks like this:
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron
Processor speed 2.20 GHz
Front side bus (FSB) 400 MHz
Internal L2 cache memory size 128 KB

I'm not sure what the specs are on my PIII. I just know it's supposedly a 900Mhz chip.

My basic question is this: Will a brand new Celeron outperform this 2-3 year-old Pentium chip? Will apps that run smoothly on my PIII have no trouble running on the Celeron? And, again, is there a website I can go to to learn more about the differences?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:new celeron 2.2 vs. Pentium III

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Question: celeron vs pentium

My comp is now about 3 years old & has 2.7Ghz celeron (also, 40G HD, 1256Mb RAM, XP)
My question is: what speed of Pentium is equivelent to my celeron? Like would a 1.7G Pentium be better than my 2.7 Celeron? or what speed would?
It still seems ok but Id like to upgrade it cheaply if possible.

Answer:celeron vs pentium

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I have an IBM 600E Thinkpad laptop.It all works fine, but it is a bit jery showing DVD movies.It has a 366Mhz PII and 160Mh of RAM. Should I go for a 400Mhz PII or a 450Mhz Celeron (which is a bit cheaper) or would it help if I RAMMED a few more bytes of memory in?Any ideas?CheersKeith.

Answer:What CPU Pentium or Celeron?

I honestly do not think a CPU upgrade will make a noticeable difference. Upgrading the RAM may possibly help. Another problem will undoubtedly be the limited ability of the graphics chip.

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Most of the time when software requirements are listed, the CPU requirement is listed as some sort of Pentium. I have an 800mHz Celeron CPU. Can anyone tell me a close equivalent Pentium this maps too? I know there is probably no exact mapping, but I just want a close approximation.


Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium

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Just some info here to any owners of a Celeron chip.I have a 1 year old Emachine (replaced psu after purchase*) with a celeron 346  3.06 ghz chip.   w/ 1024  megs  ramI just installed a new Pentium 4/  650   3.40 Ghz w/ hyperthreading  techI have not multi- tasked like downloading mp3's and surfing net (but will this weekend).  I have not seen a  "remarkable" increase in speed with the 650 chip.  I am somewhat amazed,  the celeron performed just fine in comparison with the pentium 4.  Is there an increase in speed and performance (ie..startup and loading of anti-virus program)>  , YES!  Is it remarkable=  NO !   food for thought........................

Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium 4

Celeron is already decent enough for mundane tasks. You should have tried a program like Prime95 or another CPU benchmark program before and after the installation.

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is a intel celeron 2.7 ghz as good as a Intel pentium 2.7ghz???

Answer:Celeron Vs Pentium???

In one word .. NO...
There are both architectural n' funtional differences brtween both processors.

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I am considering a new purchase and am not exactly sure of the difference between Celeron and Pentium.I do not play games or use intensive graphics apps.Could anyone please explain the difference in fairly simple terms?Thanks in advance

Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium

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HiCan anyone tell me what the advantages are of the pentium over the celeron processor and if they actually make any difference in the real world? I use my pc for photography usually but notice that celerons are used quiet a bit on cheaper pcs.I suppose I am wondering if they are good buys or notWillie

Answer:Celeron or pentium,

Basically, Celerons are less powerful. Compared to a Pentium, they have slower FSB speeds (so communicate with RAM slower), and smaller caches (the cache is ultra high speed memory actually on the processor chip, which runs much faster than normal RAM - so the more of this there is, the faster things go, in general).So essentially you get what you pay for - whch doesn't make them good or bad buys. Your comment that they are found on cheaper PCs is exactly because the Celerons are themselves cheaper.

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I have recently got hold of a Celeron M 380 Processor - 1.6 Ghz

I already have a Pentium M 1.6 725 - Also 1.6 Ghz

What in performance terms is the difference between the two I know that the Pentium version has 2 megs of L2 cache compaired to the 1 meg L2 cache of the celeron.

And also if anyone knows how the Celeron 1.6 would compare to a Athlon XP 2000 - I think it would out perform the Athlon hands down but my friend seems to think differently

The reason I ask the above as I have a athlon 2000 file server and I was going to replace it with the Celeron 1.6 as it has MUCH better power consumption (the server is on 24/7 so over a year I would save some power!)
and I thought it would out perform the Athlon. the server is also a media server and converts video files on the fly for my media players via Nero Home.


Answer:Pentium M and Celeron M

I'm a little confused... The Celeron M 380 and the Pentium M are both mobile processors. The Athlon XP 2000+ is a desktop processor. There is no way any kind of Celeron processor will fit into a motherboard that an Athlon XP is currently in. You would need a new (desktop?) motherboard that supports a Celeron M... (I'm assuming your fileserver is a desktop PC, not a laptop) Also, the Pentium M processor is going to be quite a bit faster than the Celeron M.

Secondly, my guess would be that the Celeron M 380 would outperform the Athlon XP 2000+ in most applications although it is a little like comparing apples and oranges.

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I have just been looking at new laptops and have been told by a young upstart of a salesperson that the Celeron 1.5 is a lot faster than my pentium 4 2.0 gig. Is this so and what other processors are comparable to mine.Russell

Answer:Celeron v Pentium 4

That salesman is talking ..... A celeron is a cut down CPU aimmed at the budget market and wouldnt perform as well as a P4 of a similar speed rating.

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Need a new PC and have decided to get it from local PC shop.I only use it for office and internet, dont have multiple apps open. I also want to do occasional basic video editing, by which I mean transfer from DV camcorder and burn to DVD, and not try and make blockbuster films! I'm quite happy to go away for a while when it does the final render.Which should I get:-Celeron 2.53, 775 socket MSI mobo, 80GB 7200HDD, 512MB, DVD-RW, integrated graphics, 1yr RTB, XP, for £340.orIntel P4 3GHz, socket 775 MSI mobo, 160GB, 512MB, DVD-RW, integrated graphics, 1yr RTB, XP, for £470.They would also fit my old 30GB HDD, 2nd CD and Firewire card at the same time.I know that the faster is probably the better, but it is £130 more, and I expect that a few years ago, or less even, the celeron was being touted as fine for doing some video editing on.Dont try to pursuade me to go online! I have been previously had fingers burnt by faulty PC that involved going to Trading Standards and Small Claims to get money back. I know there are bargains out there, but these become much less of a bargain when you have to pay to send your PC back etc.Dave

Answer:celeron or pentium for new PC

I'd still go with the Pentium even with the price difference - it will give you a more psoitive computing experience all round.Vdeo editing is ok - when it comes to video encoding you will need something more powerfulWhicever you go for, get plenty of RAM; it's pretty cheap at the moment.

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I was looking at a few PC games today e.g and it stated Minimum requirements Pentium 500 Prefered Pentium 800.I have a 900 Celeron is this better than the Pentium 500. I know there is 400Mhz difference but does the difference lie between the Celeron and Pentium.What is the diff between Pentium and Celeron

Answer:900 Celeron Against Pentium 500

Celerons are Pentiums internally. they differ in that they normally have less cache memory, and slower FSB - however that is at a particular point in the sales cycle.Some later model Celerons have as fast a FSB and as much cache as earlier model Pentiums.You can't just compare a Celeron with a Pentium - you can only compare one very specific model Celeron with another specific model Pentium.

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Ok guys! I'm trying to talk Dad into getting a new computer. What is the difference between the Celeron & Pentium? Thanks! Lisa

Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium

A pentium has more memory on the chip itself, making it faster. If you run more than 1 application at once, or play games, i would reccomend a true pentium. It makes for a better computing experience..

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Okay, I'm probably going to receive a bit of flak on this one. However, I have searched around the web, and read a lot of articles, but I am not quite satisfied with what I've found. Most of the articles I found were horribly outdated, and inconclusive, and many forums discussions became horribly opinionated instead of fact-based, turning more into AMD vs. Intel than anything.

The fact of the matter is, I'm looking for new computers for a couple people, and am having a bit of trouble deciding on certain parts of the machines (namely, the processors). I'll briefly outline the expected usage of each computer. The first computer will mostly be used for:

Desktop PC (for an adult in 40s)
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
General Web browsing
Listening to music (CDs or local files)
Burning music CDs
Maybe playing low-end games (though doubtful)

The second computer will mostly be used for:

Laptop PC (for a student about 18)
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (schoolwork)
General Web browsing (wireless capability is largely preferred)
Listening to music, and watching videos (CDs, DVDs, or local files)
Burning CDs and DVDs
Solitaire =D
Maybe playing other low-end games

It is easiest that both of these machines are prebuilt, so a recommendation on manufacturer's would also be appreciated. So far, I have been leaning towards Dell or IBM for both of them, getting a Pentium 4 for the desktop, and a Pentium-M for the laptop. However, since the desk... Read more

Answer:Pentium vs. Celeron

Celeron is okay, uses less power, and if just for general office work, will work fine.

As for choices, I would personally stay away from Dell, and look at IBM, HP, or even Sagar or Asus. All laptops come with built in Wifi now days. I would though lean towards a Centreno rather than a Pentium-M for the Studen, due to longer battery life, and cooler operation.

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Which one is truely better? I am thinking Pentium 4, right?

I dont have exact specs on chips but I will get them if anyone will help me figure this out.

I benchmarked with the Celeron D and Pentium 4 and got very similuar results, but I thought Pentium 4 was better.

Answer:Celeron D or Pentium 4?

if your talking about Socket 478 then the Pentium 4. if you talking about LGA 775 then to hell with both of them and get this Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz $52.99

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Hi all, I was wondering if I might ask for expertise on which pc is better.
I have recently invested in a new PC leaving me my old one which I have had for 4 years.
My parents also have a pc, similar age which is a Dell and can be a bit temperemental, but I have done a windows restore back to factory settings and it is know performing fairly well.
I know these are old but my parents don`t want anything singing and dancing, mainly internet, iplayer and skype.
Enough waffle just wanted top know which is better for them bearing in my mind that I have also restored my PC to get rid of all the junky programs, etc.

Specs are
1. Dell. XP Home. 2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron. 16kilobyte primary memory cache. 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache.
Board: Dell 0WF887. Bus clock 533 megahertz. 510 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Display Intel ® 82865G graphics controller.

2. Asus XP Home. 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4. 8kilobyte primary memory cache. 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache.
Board: ASUSTeK P4R8T 1.xx. Bus clock 133 megahertz. 1536 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory.
I installed a Sapphire Radeon 9550.

Thats pretty much it I think, obviously Ram is sig. different and Graphics card is using its own ram 256 I think.
I wondered if it was worth chopping and changing memory but my gut feeling is that the Asus is a better PC (Although its quite noisy)
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Answer:Pentium 4 or Celeron

Well the Pentium 4 I would say is the better of the 2 processor's, as the Celeron is just way too outdated I think. You also have more installed RAM, and a Graphics card as opposed to integrated graphics.

Between the 2 processor's pretty close call I would think. You can't always look at GHz such as 2.4 or 2.8 etc..

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Question: Celeron Vs Pentium

What is the pentium equivilent of a Celeron 2.8ghz?

Answer:Celeron Vs Pentium

I don't know, 2.4 or 2.2 maybe. It depends on what you're doing, software that relies on clock speed or cache memory more. Office applications and such are Celeron's high point, but it's not that good in games.

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Question: Celeron vs Pentium

I am a complete newbye of hardware, so I will thanks any help.
I'm making myself a new computer so I would like to know what is the difference between a Intel Celeron, and a intel Pentium 4.
and why is there so mutch diference in price? and which would you recomend to buy??

Answer:Celeron vs Pentium

P4 if you can afford it.Celeron is for the po folks.Like Chevy or Cadillac choice.
You decide.

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Hey, I was thinking about buying an Intel Celeron D (3.2ghz,533mhz) for $130 from newegg. Then I saw a Pentium 4 (3.2ghz,800mhz) for $214 on newegg also. I know the P4 has 800mhz but thats not a big enough difference to pay $85 more is it? Anywho, I have the money now to buy a Celeron D but not the Pentium 4. Should I save up my money and go with the Pentium 4 or just buy the Celeron D. Oh yea I want which ever one is better for gaming. and no I don't really Like AMDs.

Answer:Celeron D or Pentium 4?

To bad you don't like AMD well the new 64-bit FSB 800MHz /1600 GHz ones are a lot better that prior AMD chips. Anyway if you want P4 make sure you get a P4 and 800 MHz FSB as min. 533 MHz FSB is okay, but with newer FSB hitting over 1GB which will be the next step. To me right now FSB 800MHz is better. CPU buy what you can afford.

Check out a P4 Prescott HT 3.x GHz with FSB 800MHz, L2 1MB.
Then again you can overclock them to 4.x GHz if you wanted too?

As for Celeron they're okay but I would still go for P4 instead. You can also get a P4 64-bit FSB 1GHz they should be out by now..

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Hi all,
Been a while since posting, got an upgrade question.
A friend gave me an old Pentium II computer, no brand markings, but it has an ATA-V931-CX0 Atrend motherboard with the VIA VT82C693A chipset and has both Slot 1 and Socket 370. It had a Slot 1 Pentium II 400MHz in it, but I have a spare Celeron 500MHz I pulled out of a Gateway Essential 500C (and replaced with a PIII 800). I already tried the Celeron on the Atrend's Socket 370 and it works, but seems a little slower than the PII, which kinda surprised me.

Should I be seeing faster response with a PIII equivalent Celeron 500 than with the PII 400? Are there any settings I should be changing (physically or in BIOS) for switching from the PII in the Slot 1 to the Celeron in the Socket 370? Usage of the machine will be limited to my teenage son geeking around on the internet, no gaming or high end stuff like that. For comparison, he currently has an AMD-K6 400 that's kinda going kaput.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Jeff K.

Answer:Pentium II 400 or Celeron 500?

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hey guyz wass up??? i am about to make an upgrade on my processor and my price range is around 180 bucks and i was looking at this 2.8C 512k 800mhz FSB w/ HT amd it looks pretty SICK!!! i am about desgusted with my 2.4 cleron now only havin 128k and 400mhz FBS. DO you guyz think this is the right gaming chip for me for about 180 bucks?? do you think i will tell a big difference in games???

P.S. i really dont want to buy a new AMD mobo and processor.
im stickin w/ INTEL BABY!!!!
here is a pretty good link-

Answer:2.4 celeron to 2.8C pentium 4 HT!!!!!!!

tis a sad day when someone buys an intel for their "gaming" purposes

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Question: Celeron Vs Pentium

im thinking of buying a laptop and noticed that the cheaper ones tend to be celerons. is this because they are just a slower chip and so slower chip = lower price or are they just a cheap chip to be avoided and im to stick with a pentium. anyone got any advice pls.Also can you recommend andy low priced laptops?? Student here = low budget

Answer:Celeron Vs Pentium

Try click here click here click here click here Perhaps if you let us know your maximum budget that would help.I would stick with a pentium (or even amd processor) have always found the celerons a bit weedy.R

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Can anyone tell me why a celeron has such a bad image? Everyone that I have talked to always tells me not to get one... So to compare... if i had a choice between a 2.9GHz Celeron and a 2.9GHz Pentium 4 (with or without HT technology and please tell which one you're referring to), which one would i buy?? and what are the advantages....
i know HT gives the computer the ability to work in parallel.. but hm... you guys can tell me the rest.....

Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium

Celerons are the 'budget' version of Pentium processors, with less cache than the CPU they are based on

they have a bad name because they don't perform as well as Pentium's, but in reality, the performance difference is not much
a 2.8GHZ Celeron will be quite enough to run games like Half-Life 2, depending on the graphics card

Celeron's are not bad, they just don't quite perform the same as Pentium's

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I am considering purchasing an Adobe software package (InDesign). I examined the system requirements for InDesign and need a question answered. I tried asking Adobe, but they refused to answer ("...sorry, we do not provide tech support via email"). All of the 800 numbers only deal with products already purchased. Perhaps someone on this forum can answer the question. I have searched this forum, and learned a little about the differences between Celeron and Pentium. However, it is still not clear to me if a Celeron (specs below) will work in place of a Pentium III for this application.

My question: Will the Celeron processor prevent InDesign from running, or will it run slower than it would with the Pentium III (after reading various posts in this forum, I concluded that the software will at the very least run slower compared to performance with the Pentium 4). Will there be problems with multi-tasking if I install InDesign on my computer?

Windows System requirements for InDesign CS2 from the Adobe website:

Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 or Windows XP
256MB of RAM (320MB recommended)
850MB of available hard-disk space
1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card (24-bit screen display recommended)

Specifications of my computer retrieved from “System Information.”

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
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Answer:Celeron vs. Pentium III or 4

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Hello all, Random question, what processor would perform better in games, multitasking and running everyday programs?Celeron D 3.46GHz - Cedar Mill (From 2006) (1 Core)orPentium 4 1.90GHz - Willamette (From 2001) (1 Core)Thanks.

Answer:Celeron D Vs. Pentium 4

Celeron! Bin it

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Question: pentium or celeron

could any please answer a question for me is there any real difference betwwen these processors and if so what thanks for any help

Answer:pentium or celeron

It's mainly the on board cache. This is memory that is actually part of the processor and therefore, runs at full processor speed.The Celeron has a smaller cache and therefore, by comparison, it's performance suffers.

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I don't have much to spend on a new laptop and am therefore considering Intel Celeron. Mr friends say not to. I'd use it for the net, word processing, web cam. and maybe, downloading music. What would I be losing out on with a celeron? Would XP run as well? Would I be restricted with what programmes I could run? Would it just be slower?Thanks

Answer:Celeron or Pentium 4

I have a celeron in my dell pc and it runs xp no problems, I don't know about laptops. DG

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im going to buy a computer with a celeron 2.66GHz in it and it fits all the requirements for the games it will be used on apart from the processor name will that stop you from playing the games? thanx

Answer:celeron to pentium 4

Celerons are not the best for gaming, but with a descent video card, it will be completely fine.
what is the video card anyway?

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I've been wondering if there really is a big difference between a Pentium 4 at , say 1.7 ghz versus a celeron 1.5 ghz or so. THe price difference is about $100 or so in a new computer......would it be a bad thing to go with the Celeron?

Answer:Pentium 4 or Celeron? Big difference?

Pentium 4 is much quicker and can handle more to say it in short.
The celeron's are going to be obsolete soon. I would go with the p4 if it's only $100 difference.

P4 has faster bus and more cache, makes a big difference

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My neighbor who knows very little about computers has asked me to choose a computer for his son who is a doctor. (Can't believe he hasn't got one already, but whatever). He has set a limit of $600 for the computer and monitor.

The only computer I can find (bearing in mind I now have to find a monitor) in his price range is an Intel Celeron, which I would personally never buy for myself, so I know little or nothing about them.

I am trying to compare the Celeron I have found to his own computer which is an HP Pentium 4 1.3 GHZ/125MB/40GB and would be something he could relate to and understand, as he loves his own computer. I am assuming it has to be faster than his, even if it is an Intel Celeron.

The basic specs of the (Refurbished) Intel Celeron on HP website are as follows:

price: $399.99*
• Intel® Celeron® processor 2.6GHz
• Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
• 256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
• 40GB hard drive
• CD-RW drive
• Intel Extreme Graphics
• 7-in-1 digital media card reader

If you had to compare the above to a Pentium, what would the actual differences be? I want to explain it to him in layman's terms like comparing a Kia to a Toyota or something like that.

I personally have an Intel Pentium 2.6GHZ, but I paid a heck of a lot more for it than the Celeron, so I am assuming it has to be lacking in something.

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Answer:Pentium vs Celeron comparison, please

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Probably has been asked before, and having a bad slow surfing day for scouring thru I'll ask here

Have 2 boxes, want to scale down to one pulling whatever hardware works best and fastest.

Intel Celeron 800 or PIII 550?

Answer:Intel Celeron 800 vs Pentium III 550

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I recently got a HP t530-uk Tower with a Celeron 2.8GHz CPU, and 256MB SDRAM, DVD RECORDER, Nvidia ,128MB Graphics Card FX 5200 good software etc & for the price and the standard features it was a good buy BUT it's an awful lot slower than I expected, (yes I did know it wouldn't as fast as it sounded!). It has a Micro-Star M/Board, MPS version1.40. Model Gamilla/Giovanni/Neon series,Version 030. Chipset: Micro-Star (MSI)82845G/GL/GE Brookdale Host Hub Interface Bridge (B1-step). FSB 4x100 (400HHz data rate) Max FSB Speed /Max Memory Speed 4x133MHz / 2x 166MHz. (Information located by Sis Sandra prog). I bought the system to go with a new iiYAMA E431S 17" TFT. The tower is well designed, very quiet and not a bad system other than the Windows "egg timer" appears too easily and frequently (just a right click on the desktop will show the eggtimer briefly (my ancient P 233Mhz MMX system doesn't even do that). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


As your mobo uses the FC-PGA2 478-pin package type CPUs and this 3.06MHz Pentium4 appears to use the same socket:click hereit could/should work on the face of it; however, I stand to be corrected if necessary.Your motherboard manual will state which CPUs can be fitted.A very comprehensive survey of Intel and AMD CPUs up to recent times can be found at:click here

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I have a acer travelmate 2201LMi
CELERON D 330 processor
2.66GHz 256KB L2 cache 533MHz FSB

I was wondering if the Pentium 4 3.06GHz/533 FSB proceesor might be compatible?


Answer:celeron compatablity with Pentium 4

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im looking at buying a laptop for home video editing and photos i have a rough idea what i want i have popped into the usual high street shops to seek advice opion seems to be pentium over celeron especially if i am going to be using it mainly for video and photos. i would be interested on other peoples opion on this.

Answer:new laptop celeron or pentium

Yes, a pentium will be the better option; that, and plenty of RAM.

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Could anyone shed some light on the subject at hand, my Dad is in the market for a new CPU. He's asked me what the difference is between an Intel Pentium (P4), and a Celeron of equal speed. We know right now that the Celeron is much cheaper, but what about value and durability? Are they upgradable? User friendly?


Answer:Celeron or Intel Pentium?

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hi everyone..
currently i have a 340* Intel Celeron D Processor in my pc, however i want to upgrade it since it doesnt run games pretty well..
(ram is good=1024 MB, video card is ok=ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB PCI)

so my question is should i or can i upgrade from my current proccesor to a Pentium 4 or better? thnx

Answer:Upgrade from Celeron D to Pentium 4

Just a heads up, these guys are gonna need to know your mobo manufacturer and psu and things like that to be able to help.( I'm sure someone smarter than I will be along shortly) Also a PCI graphics card is alot slower than PCIE or AGP

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Now I'm really not trying to start an Intel vs. AMD debate, but I have a question about buying a new PC. I hear lots of good stuff about Sempron - is the Sempron the equivalent of a Celeron? If it is and I decide to spend the extra cash to move up to an Athlon or P4, are there any KEY differences between Athlon and P4 if I am using the system for MS Office apps, web and a bit of gaming? (Or should I just stick at the Sempron level?)

Answer:Sempron and Celeron (and Pentium 4...)

Sempron is more than enough for what you posted that you do. I say save your money, or maybe buy more memory...

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I have a little problem here. I have that intel in my pc right now and I found that pentium in a pc at my father work and now my question is:
Which is better for my pc? My motherboard suport pentium 4 soo I want to know which is better. Thanx.

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hello can you replace a celeron processor with a pentium 4!just now my computer got a 2.6 celeron in it and i want to change it to a 2.8 pentium or as much as possible as the maximum clock is 3060!thanks

Answer:changing a celeron to a pentium 4

Celeron = Pentium 4 (if the use the same core, either Northwood or Prescott).What is the difference? Intel disabled some functions so they sell it cheap to compete with AMD on price at the same time protect the price of Pentium 4. Very clever marketing.In fact, a Celeron can be flashed into a P4 if you have correct tool to enable what Intel disabled.

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Is the celeron interchangable with the pentium? Of course assumming same socket.
Also, I have four old pentium chips but can't figure out their speed, it's not on the chip like the celeron, or is it. How do I identify them. I'm going to give one of the chips to a guy so he can upgrade an old computer.

Answer:pentium interchangable W/ celeron?

look in downloads, under diagnostics,for "test cpu 0.96'. It has pictures of chips that might help you identify yours. DamegedGoods

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Thanks for the great forum - you'll probably see it's my first post, so this question is from a noob!

I'm going to be upgrading and budget wise have been given the option of:

Celeron-D 2.8Ghz with 533Mhz DDR motherboard
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz Prescott with 533 Mhz DDR Motherboard
AMD Sempron 2600+ with AMD motherboard

The supplier hasn't given me the exact models of the motherboard but they are supposedly (?)Asus.

I'd like to know whether the P4 running at 2.4 is still better than the celeron-D 2.8 (considering the motherboard is running at 533Mhz), or should I go straight for AMD?

The problem is that I have no experience with AMD, have a limited budget and little knowledge.

HELP please!

Answer:Celeron-D vs. Pentium 4 (Prescott)

Pentium if your gonna be doing mainly business on the computer. AMD for gaming.

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We're shopping for a computer for my Dad who is 71 and has never used one in his life. We can get him a basic computer Intel Celeron Processor, 256 MB, 40 GB hard drive, or pay $300 or more and get him an Intel Pentium 4 Processor with 512 MB, 40 GB HD. Is it really worth it to pay for the upgrade? And what really is the difference between the Celeron and Pentium? The most my Dad will accomplish is surfing the internet and sending and receiving emails, so I don't think the Pentium would be necessary for his uses.

Answer:What's the difference between Celeron and Pentium?

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Answer:Processors: pentium and celeron

A graphics card states that it requires Pentium 2 300mhz or higher and 64mb ram.I asked the sales team for a card which would work on my (elderly) system Celeron 333, 384mb ram.I am aware that celeron/pentium differences are to with onboard memory, but I am not clued up on the details. Is this card likely to work in my system, or is it not worth opening the packing?With thanks in advanceR

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For the lay person (me), could you please give the performance difference between the Pentium 4 and Celeron D 330, each having a 2+ GHz , 533 MHz FSB. What is this mumbojumbo?
Thanks in advance for your "dummies" type response.

Answer:compare pentium 4 with celeron D 330

Basically the Celeron does not perform as good as a p4. Hence the reason why it is cheaper. That is as dumb as it can get. lol

here is the real reason.

The Celerons are based off the same architecture, but they are crippled in the l2 cache area.

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I recently bought a slightly used Gateway 400VTX laptop. Right now the processor is a Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.2GHz. I've always been a Pentium 4 kinda guy but the deal on the laptop was way too good to pass up. I am looking to replace the Processor with a brand new Pentium 4 laptop/notebook processor. I searched on yahoo and couldn't find much on replacing the processor on a laptop. I'm not even sure if it can be done? I had a chat with a gateway rep and I was told that it could not be done. I was a bit surprised when I heard that. I know this can be done with a regular PC but I'm not sure about a laptop. I really hope this can be done because I've heard some bad things about Celeron Processors. Does anyone know anything about doing this? Can it be done with by simply taking apart the laptop, unhooking the old processor and putting in the new one? Where can I buy a Pentium 4 processor for a laptop? Any help or info on this would really help. I need this info a.s.a.p so the sooner the better. Thanks in advance!



Answer:Replace Celeron with Pentium Processor?

Unfortunately, laptop land tends to be a dark and scarry place. I would think, as you do, that it should just be a matter of swapping out the cpu's.
If you are really wanting to do this, check with a local computer service center that has experience with laptops. They should be able to give you an un-biased answer.
As far as a Celeron is concerned, the main difference is the cache memory size. P-4's have more.
There are a LOT of Celeron's out there that are workin' away!
I say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I want to buy a brand new laptop.
What do you guys recommend me to buy? I know the Dell laptops are the cheapest in the market right now.

If I buy a Dell laptop, which one should I get? Celeron or Pentium?
The Pentium is about $130 more than the celeron.

Any comment? Thanks.

Answer:Dell P4 Celeron vs Pentium Laptop

i would get a pentium because i had had a celeron and it gave me a load of problems

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My mashine is a AMD Athlon.Now looking at various computers, I see some are for sale with Intel Celeron, others with Intel Pentium and others with AMD Athlon.What are the differences between these 3.I note that Celeron is the cheapest of the 3.Compared to my AMD Athlon 800 / 256, would a celeron 2GB / 512 (or even 1024) be much betterThanksFred

Answer:Celeron/Pentium/Athlon confused

click hereclick hereFor the most part, you can equate a Pentium with an AMD - the AMD run at lower clock speeds for the same restult.Centrinos are mobile processors with extra cache - see above re. celerons.

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Can a Pentium 4 be used on a motherboard with a celeron Processor?
I have a computer with a Celeron Processor in it. Can a Pentium 4 replace
the celeron? At this time I don't have the model number of the board with
out taking the computer apart and I don't want to do that at this time.
I think mother boards have socket numbers for different processors. Is that
a way to tell which board will accept a piticular processor. Does the internet
have a chart for that?

Thank you,

Answer:Can a Pentium 4 be used on a motherboard with a celeron Processor?

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I have a Dell Dimension E520, Intel Celeron (D) 3.06GhzIs it as simple as buying a new AMD or Pentium processor and replacing? Or would a new motherboard be required?Thanks in advanced

Answer:Replace Celeron Processor For AMD or Pentium?

AMD will not fit into a Intel Socket. You would need to replace Mobo and CPU. But your Mobo May support a P4 if we new what Motherboard you have

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Hi there, I was recommended to get a Centrino processor laptop. Not knowing a great deal about it I'd have to ask why this over the other mobile processors. Is there more mobile availability in Cafes and the like for Centrino? Is it faster? What's the big deal?

Answer:Why Centrino? Over mobile celeron, Pentium-M etc.

Centrino isn't a processor, it's a set of different technologies that include the processor see click here

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i don't know because i wanna play gunz but i been played on this computer and the requirements didn't change so im trying to figure out whayts wrong

Answer:wats better pentium III or intel celeron D?

As much as I loathe the Celeron D, I will admit it is newer and more capable of playing games that the Pentium III. What are the speeds of the 2 processors?

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I'm on a very tight budget at the moment so replacing this PC is presently not an option. PC is Compaq SR2150NX w/ ECS RC415ST-HM motherboard. HP/Compaq spec. page states Pent D 9xx CPUs are compatible with this MB. Memory is maxed out @ 2GB. I have been into "msconfig" and gotten it to recognize the 2nd core, but some of my programs are noticeably slower. I'm guessing the board while functional w/ Pent D 950 dual-core, is not optimized to take full advantage of dual-core processor.I'm now thinking of installing a Pent 4 661 (3.6Ghz) and selling my Pent D 950. Does anyone think the P4 will yield better results ie. faster operation than D 950 on this motherboard or should I just reinstall the Celeron D 356 (3.33Ghz) that came with it?I've been told a P4 of the same Ghz rating as a Celeron D is a faster processor running some if not most applications. Is this true?Please help.Thanks

Answer:Pentium D 950 slower than Celeron D 356 it replaced

Quote from: blockHEAD on June 02, 2009, 04:14:50 PMgoogle for "CPU to Front Side Bus Ratio."  I think you'll be surprised as to how all the components work together to attain a certain throughput for any given PC.The speed/characteristics of your RAM plays an important roll as wellHP specs the MB @ 800/533 FSB depending on the CPU installed. Intel specs the D 950 @800Mhz FSB. Celeron Ratio is 6.24:1 compared to Pent D ratio of 4.25:1 - Pent D should be more efficient than Celeron D based on these ratios even if it was a "single core," correct? The installed memory is (2) identical PC-4200 533 MHz DDR2. HP says this MB can also accept PC2-5300 667 MHz DDR2. I'm sure swapping in some 5300/667 RAM will help, but it doesn't  seem like that should resolve the existing problem. Am I wrong about this?

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i wanted to know if i could update my intel celeron to a intel pentium 3,

my OS is windows XP and my computer is a Emachines 410.


sorry i cant give more info im not really a computer god hehe, but i do know that a celeron is rubbish and an affordible upgrade to a pentium 3 will be good for my computer.

Answer:Can i update my intel celeron to pentium III


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Hello all,I was wondering if anyone knew the main differences between Pentium, Athalon and Celeron chips?I have seen a decent system with Mesh click here but not too sure what an AMD Athlon? 64 3500+ Processor is capable of.I'm not too sure but I always thought that Pentium processors were the best?Can anyone please give me some advice? Thanks.

Answer:Differences between Pentium, Athalon and Celeron?

Here's the history of CPUs unti the early part of this decade:click hereand a little more up to date versions:click hereAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPUs studied here:click hereand Intel Pentium/Celeron etc here:click hereThere are many other similar websites with such information including, of course, the Intel and AMD sites.

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Does anyone out there know whitch of these are the best to use?
celeron, centrino, or pintium M.

Answer:windows, celeron,centrino,pentium M

revjim said:

Does anyone out there know whitch of these are the best to use?
celeron, centrino, or pintium M.
revjimClick to expand...

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I was wondering if I could upgrade my laptop in the near future simply by removing the Celeron M processor and replacing it with a Pentium M processor. Can this be done? It is a Dell Inspiron 1300 Celeron M at the moment. thanks

Answer:Can I upgrade my Celeron M to Pentium M laptop?

Check out Intel link, it might help.

Otherwise, maybe go direct to Intel, either website FAQ's, their "contact us" link, or ring them. Bazza


breadbin said:

I was wondering if I could upgrade my laptop in the near future simply by removing the Celeron M processor and replacing it with a Pentium M processor. Can this be done? It is a Dell Inspiron 1300 Celeron M at the moment. thanksClick to expand...


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Hi everyone,

I have a simple question. Do you think one can change the CPU in a M40-307 (the one with the ATI chipset) from a Celeron M to a Pentium M?

I currently have a M370 Celeron Dothan (400mhz fsb), so I assume that a dothan Pentium M (400mhz) would do?

Thank you!

Disclaimer: I know what I am doing in terms of opening the laptop, as a matter of fact the 1,5ghz celeron is currently pin-modded to 2ghz, the warranty has been over for 6 months already, the rest of the computer has already been upgraded (HD, RAM) and the pentium M I have in mind (725 and 735) are available for about 15 euros.

Answer:CPU Upgrade on a Satellite M40 : from Celeron M to Pentium M (?)

Well, I found out that the M40 Satellite were equipped with different CPUs like;
Intel Pentium M (Dothan) Processor and Intel Celeron M.

Intel Dothan Processor (533MHz)
730 1.6GHz
740 1.73GHz
750 1.86GHz
760 2.0GHz
770 2.13GHz

Intel Celeron M Processor (400MHz)
350 1.3GHz
360 1.4GHz
370 1.5GHz.

So theoretically all these CPUs should be compatible. But as I said it?s ?theory?.
Practically it?s always another story?

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I had an old computer I decided to give to my sister to replace a computer that she had been using that was falling apart. She's never really had any problems with it (although, she, only, uses it for Nancy Drew and AOL). I've never been concerned with her using it for games because that's what I was using it for. She's never really had a speed problem (or, she doesn't bother to report problems except when they inconvenience her). It wasn't until her most recent Nancy Drew game that she told me about a glitch she was having. Whenever she would click the mouse in one of her mini-games, the game "skipped". Although, she could move her mouse around in that same mini-game and had no problem. I took a look at the system requirements of her most recent Nancy Drew game and discovered that it required a minimum of a 1GHz Pentium 3 processor. The processor currently in that computer is a 1.5GHz Celeron processor. I've got no concerns about her playing the game right now. My concern is with how the computer handles things in the long run.

As for why we don't buy a new computer: 1) we don't have the money, 2) my sister doesn't care all that much.

Answer:Pentium Game on Celeron Computer

Well I would of thought that the game should run fine. A 1GHz Pentium III is nothing compared to a 1.5GHz celeron. Maybe its an issue with graphics or drivers or something. As for the long run, for basic stuff you should be fine. But in today's world, a 1.5 Celeron is a total snail.

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I currently have a 1.8ghz Celeron processor with 400mhz bus with an integrated 256k L2 cache ?? can I change it to a Pentium 4 processor?? What do I need to look for when purchasing a P4? I notice there are several types ie 533 bus 800 bus. Do I have to look for a 400bus?Any advice would be most welcome for this new comer!

Answer:Changing processor from Celeron to Pentium 4

more than likely you will need to get a P4 400mhz chip.your motherboard manual will tell you what your board should be able to get one from an online shop no problem but i doubt you will find any on the high street,i cant anyway.but you may be able to order one.

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I have pentium 4 2,4 ghz and intel celeron D 330(overclocked at 3,5 ghz -stable)
My mobo is : Asus P4P800-X
My problem is i dont know what processor to put , i`m gamer and i want best processor for games..

I can`t give you links of this processors because i`m new here.

but p4 2,4 ghz have 2nd cache 512k, celeron 256k

Answer:Pentium 4 2.4GHz or Intel Celeron D 330

They are both so comparable in performance, there would be little difference in using either of them.

I have a similar situation with a Celeron D 3.2 (LGA775) system and a P4 2.8 CPU that I could use. After looking up the benchmarks, I found that it was a flip flop as to which one out performed the other. It boiled down to only gaining performance when processing certain things. Therefor it was not even worth considering the CPU switch.

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Is the performance difference between Celeron annd P4 justify the price difference.I am thinking of the following two options:Celeron 2.7Ghz £80 vs Pentium 4 2GHz £102I will go for Celeron, but would like to knowwhat I missed.

Answer:Celeron 2.7Ghz £80 vs Pentium 4 2GHz £102

The following should/may help you decide:click hereand even more interesting:click here

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I have a bad MOBO or CPU in an emachines T3256. It's a AMD ATX MOBO/CPU. Will an intel MicroATX work in that machine? Can I use my current memory (both are 184 pin DDR, PC2700). Also, should the HDD work with the intel board? If this will work, what CPU is best, intel Celeron D 351 3.2Ghz or Pentium D 805 2.66Ghz?

Answer:Celeron D 351 3.2Ghz or Pentium D 805 2.66Ghz?

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Which of these processors would you put in a system that is used for internet and office. No gaming here. Obviously, the Celeron is cheaper, but, not by much. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Answer:Celeron D 2.8ghz vs. Pentium 4 2.4ghz

Depending on the price difference I would use the Pentium. How much are we talking in $$ ?

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Things were simpler just a few months back; I understood them better. There was Celeron (to be avoided), Pentium, Athlon, Duron (to be avoided) and Sempron (mediocre).

Now, there are all the Core two, quad core, etc. and I don't understand how they compare. What is today's Intel Celeron? At least if I knew that much, I would know what to avoid.

Then, what compares today to yesterday's Pentium?

Answer:Celeron, Pentium, Core two, etc. Help me understand.

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Hi i would like to upgrade my motherboard but keep my celeron chip until i can afford to splash out on a new cpu. Does anyone know of any boards that are compatable, i would like to upgrade to p4 2.4 at least any help would be apperciated..

Answer:celeron processor on a pentium board???

if it makes any difference the chip os a 600mhz

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Hello everyone. I am looking to upgrade my CPU, and I was just wanting some advice first. I was wanting to upgrade to a Pentium 4 to get the most out of what I have. Here is the specs of my computer:

emachines T2862

Intel Celeron D 330
*2.66 GHz
*256K L2 Cache
*533 MHz FSB


NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI video card

Bestec 250W power supply
I don't really do much gaming, but I do play the online game "Second Life" occasionally. It is recommended to have at least a Pentium 4 for better performance. I'm no computer expert, but I know the basics, and I was just wanting to get some good advice on if I would be able to tell much of a difference if I upgraded to a Pentium 4. And I would like some advice on what kind of Pentium 4 CPU I should upgrade to without having to do anymore upgrades, such as the motherboard or power supply. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Solved: Looking to upgrade from Celeron D to Pentium 4

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I have a friend who wants to buy a laptop. I offered him my laptop
Specs of my Laptop (its in the show specs on the bottom)
My Laptop, selling for $350 15.6"
500 HDD
8GB DDR3 1333mhz
Intel HD 3000

The laptops my friend wants to buy

Laptop #1(acer) $299 11"
Celeron N2840
320 HDD
2GB DDR3 1066 Mhz
Intel Hd graphics

Laptop #2(Dell) $399 14"
Pentium N3540
500 HDD
4 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
Intel Hd graphics

Laptop #3(acer) $429 17.3"
AMD a4-6210
500 GB HDD
4GB DDR3 1066 Mhz
AMD Radeon R3

All the three laptop has the same HDD speed (5400,Even mine)

He told my he will do some web browsing, some gaming, Ms office etc.

So overall which laptop is the best from the four?

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Just curious,what are the major difference between the Celeron and Pentium 4 CPUs (comparison is between the Celeron/ Pentium 4 1.8 GH to 2.6) . I run a small business and I sell computers to people locally where I live and I get asked this question every once in a while. Most of my users are moderate gamers and business users, but very litte hard core gamers. I hear alot of contraversy over the Intel Celeron CPU compared to the Pentim 4 CPU. I have some guys who swear up and down that the Intel Celeron CPU is not even worth the time. But I personally believe that there is very little diference between both of the CPU compared to the price you will pay for the Pentium 4, considering most of my customers aren't hard core gamers. Then I would recommend a Pentium 4 or a AMD Athlon XP CPU. Am I right? I'm just curious what a knowlegable person has to say about each CPU.

Answer:Difference b/t Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 processors

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Hi, I need to buy my 13 yr old a computer of her own, Are there any big or noticable difference in these makes? I would appreciate any advice.Thanks.

Answer:Athon?Celeron?Pentium?Whats the difference?

I guess it really depends on what the computer would be used for....

For mainly word processing tasks a celeron based computer would suffice.
But if u are taking into consideration of higher end requirement like video editing, gaming etc... a faster processor like the Athlon and Pentium IV and lotsa RAM and bigger hard disks would make things a lot better.
my two cents

here is an article on CPUS if u are curious as to the difference between the various chips.

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I not find "Intel(R) Celeron(R)/Pentium(R) Serial IO (SIO) GPIO" ACPI\INT33FF driver for Win7 but it have for Win8.
I have exclamation points and then i disabled.
It work but I lose something disabling?

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Okay I'll try my best to follow the rules here and post some specs.

MOBO: Gigabyte 8I865GME-775
RAM: 1g kingston dual channel
full psu specs at this link:

HD: WD 120 GB / WD1200JB-00GVA0
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS AGP

Okay here's my issue I built this PC about 9 months ago.
My original cpu was a Celeron D 351 3.20Ghz, it was slow
This pc was stable, never had a single crash or reboot, during the many hours of use.
Yesterday I installed a Pentium D 935 dual core Presler 3.2GHz.
Wanted to speed things up a bit, found a good price at newegg.
My pc booted up fine, recognized the new cpu and loaded xp (sp2)
I started getting random reboots. After the first reboot I started using a program to watch the cpu temps, I never saw it above 30c, starts at 20c and climbs to around 28c with a 60% load.

I figured it had to be the intel stock fan so I installed my old trusty Kingwin.
Temps did drop on average , the reboots have almost stopped.
And did use Artic Silver 5
I've had one since I installed the new fan 3hrs ago. Before it was rebooting every 2-10mins

But honestly all the temp I'm seeing seem much much lower than most users.. right?

So what could the reboots be from?
Would the CPU upgrade draw more power and make the psu fail?
Should I hope that the rebooting stops?
Or get an RMA from newegg before my 7 days is up??

Answer:Celeron TO Pentium D 935 Presler.. Upgrade error?

500 watts should be enough for that setup. you might want to use prime95 to check ram and cpu stability.

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I am still in the looking-at-a-new-computer mode. I keep thinking I must stick with highest Athlon or Pentium 4, but how do the Celeron and Sempron stack up against them? Do I really need to get the best? I need what's good for 'net use, basic use, and photo editing/organizing use--no plan for game use.

Answer:Solved: Celeron or Sempron--vs. Athlon or Pentium

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i have a computer w/ a celeron processor. can i put a pentium III processor in the socket on the motherboard???


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Just this evening I was looking at printer/scanners at Best Buy online. The one I am interested in has tech info that says it needs Pentium III or Celeron processor. My computer is about 5 years old and has Athlon. Is it possible that I cannot use this scanner/printer with my computer?

Answer:Solved: Can this be true? scanner must have Pentium or Celeron

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Does anyone have experience upgrading a Thinkcentre  A30 or any other Thinkcentre model from a Celeron processor to Pentium 4?  For the 8199 A30, the system board for the different models is the same - FRU 88P8477.  So I'm assuming I can run either a Celeron or Pentium 4.  Here's what I've observerd. I am attempting to upgrade my 8199-54U Thinkcentre A30 from a 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron processor to a 3.06 GHz Intel Pentium 4.  When I install the new P4 processor the PC returns a 1-1-3-3 (Initialize CPU registers) beep code and will not POST.  I re-installed the old Celeron processor, flashed the BIOS to the latest version from (May-2005), re-installed the P4 processor and still get the same 1-1-3-3 beep codes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!


Go to Solution.

Answer:Processor Upgrade: A30 8199-54U Celeron to Pentium 4

Just a shot in the dark, but check the spec sheet of your motherboard, can it accomodate a P4 chip. In the last 3 weeks I experienced processor 775 type motherboards that can fit P4 and earlier dual core chips but once I installed those pc's would not start. Only once I installed new dual core and core to duo chips did the pc's boot. 

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Lenovo Solution Center display's that this driver is missing but the released BIOS does not support this driver. When will Lenovo release support for this driver? Also I need new motherboard drivers and an overclocking facility in the BIOS. This will allow support for Win10 meaning I can use this G50-30 for 3 years before buying the next Lenovo.

Answer:Intel (R) Atom(TM)/Celeron(R)/Pentium(R) MBI Device 33BD

I'm having the same problem with the Intel devices, if I find out how to fix it, I'll let you know. Did you try browsing Intel's website for driver updates?  *** Edit *** I just saw that this post was made last month, did you find the drivers needed for Intel? I still don't know where to find them. 

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A recent problem with my pc meant I had to call someone in to fix it. The 'really nice man' (aren't they always?) fixed my pc, plus an old laptop I had borrowed to try and sort out the issue myself, that had managed to pick up a really malicious trojan. He noticed I had another better IBM machine on the floor, gathering dust, and said, honestly very kindly, after a quick look at it, that I would be better off using that. I explained to him that it was very unstable and that a reliable source had told me that the problem may not just be the hard drive but the mother board. That that was enough for me to leave it in the corner waiting for the day I would either get it fixed or throw it out. Still working on his one fix fee, tested the system, and thought it was probably just the hard drive. He had a 300 gb hard drive on him, brand new, that he had bought for his own use, which I bought off him to replace mine for £150, it seemed fair considering the work he had done.

And now for my problem. The IBM box is a midi tower. In trying to fit in the new hard drive, this guy managed to snap off the IBM's processor! It is a Pentium 4 1.7 ghz, 400 FSB processor. He has agreed to fix it but by replacing it with a Celeron processor, same FSB but faster ghz rating. Now I know enough to know that Celeron processors are lower grade, and cheaper. He says he cannot get hold of the processor I had. I told him to get one that is higher spec and that I would pay the differenc... Read more

Answer:Pentium versus Celeron: a technical and ethical problem.

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I own a celeron D processor and would like to upgrade to a Pentium 4 but i am worried that my mother board would not be able to support the Pentium 4....can any one help me out as to telling me if it would support it?

my motherboard info:
Motherboard Vendor: Dell Computer Corp.
Motherboard Model: 0WF887
Serial: ..CN7082167202B3.
Ports: 16
System Slots: 3

tell me if any other info is required

Answer:Can a Pentium 4 fit on a 0WF887 motherboard which previously held a Celeron D?

Specs are shown here;

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Upgrading a computer... Need to be able to do light video editing. Ok, the motherboard is ASRock P4S61.

The processor it is using is Intel Celeron 320.... Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz. I would like to upgrade to a Pentium 4 processor. Is it worth it? And aside from "Socket 478" is there anything else that needs to be taken into account for compatability if I were to upgrade?
I am also upgrading the RAM. I have used the scanner on to find which RAM is compatable. Will upgrading the processor to a Pentium 4 make any difference to the compatability of the RAM? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Upgrading Intel Celeron to Pentium 4? Compatability questions

As far as the processor goes,you might check for a bios update
in the download section of the asrock site to insure compatability.
Be very careful when doing bios updates.
Pentium 4 processors do perform better than celerons and you
should be able to install a faster processor.

Memory compatability is more a motherboard concern.
Crucial usually provides good matches.

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My machine has an Intel pentium sticker near the touchpad which says "*Pentium Dual Core inside*". But then the system information has listed my CPU as *Celeron*...

Have I been duped and is this false advertising?



Answer:Satellite L30-105: Intel sticker says Pentium Dual Core but I've Celeron


I goggled a little bit and found out that this notebook Sat L30-105 was definitely equipped with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T2060 1.6GHz.

I?m an owner of similar L30 as a second notebook and at the first boot I have noticed that the device manager recognized the wrong CPU.
I?ve simply removed the CPU entry from the device manager and after new reboot the Vista recognized the CPU again and notified the right CPU.

Please check this. Maybe it helps.


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I am building a second computer for bedroom for basic use ..should i go with haswell pentium or haswell pentium that much quicker than haswell celeron......:cool my main system has a i7 2700k with a 650ti boost and i game on that..:confused

Answer:building a second basic computer should i go with intel haswell celeron or pentium

Re: building a second basic computer should i go with intel haswell celeron or pentiu


What sort of money are you wishing to spend on the whole system?
What parts do you have already or spare you could use in the new PC?

What would basic* use be as it could be different to my basic use for instance, as this will give us an idea of what parts you may need or more so to your question on CPU choice?

*basic is that just general surfing, email, Office type apps, photo editing etc

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I've got a HP 15 f039 notebook/laptop.I'm going to install a Samsung 850 Evo 500 Gb.SSD & am interested in upgrading the CPU from a Celeron n2830 to a Mobile Pentium a1020. It just came out in January & looks like it was engineered as an upgrade for the Celeron. What I wanna know is, will the board handle the extra 2.5 watts it consumes "fuses & capacitors",will goin' from dual core to quad core create any new issues, will there be any heat issues & ofcourse, know where I  can get one? I'm thinkin' the power I save with the SSD can be applied to the new CPU. I wanna only take it apart once so I gotta know. Ive found that when I get around too much online & pick up adware & stuff  the Celeron acts up like the n2820 "driver glitches" until I do a scan&clean. I like this note book & wanna fix it up.( both CPUs use the same socket)

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Answer:HP15 f039 CPU upgrade. Celeron n2830 to Mobile Pentium a1020...

Hi, Your machines uses :  2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 Processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.41GHz     Source: Processors is attached to the system board (or soldered) therefore it is NOT upgradable or you have to buy new motherboard and this could be more expensive than buying the machine itself. Regards.  

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so which would be better:

dual core celeron 1.73ghz with 1mb l2 cache or single core intel pentium 4 2.4ghz 512kb l2 cache

Answer:dual core celeron 1.73ghz versus single core pentium 4 2.4ghz

I don't think there are any Celeron Processors which are dual core and so the Pentium 4 will definitely be faster. If you give me model numbers I might be of more help.

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I've got a very good condition Inspiron 1100 that came with a Celeron Chip. I would like to see how possible it is to find a Pentium or Pentium-Like Chip and switch it out with the current slower Celeron.

I know you might need some technical info about the laptop so what should I post that might help to see if it is something that might make it a better performing machine? I'm not really looking to get a new laptop since I have one from my company, but the personal one is just slow and lags. I've had worked with other friends when doing it to a desktop but not a laptop.

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Solved: Switching a Celeron Chip for a Pentium Chip

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Hi all

Im about to buy an IBM Thinkpad but dont know the difference between or plus and negatives of these chips.

I am a home user and do e-mail, internet and website stuff.

The machines im looking at are the R31 and the T20, the T20 is an older machine whereas the R31 would be new.

Any help would be appreciated

thanks in advance


Answer:Mobile Celeron pro or Pentium Mobile 1133mhz

Ps its a P3 mobile Chip


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I have a Intel Celeron 2.6 GHZ and I don´t know if I should upgrade to a Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ. Will I notice a big upgrade with the Pentium4?? Or my celeron is okay? I use my computer for casual gaming and i hate low frames per second in my games. I have a Intel D845GVSR motherboard with a socket mPGA478. Please help!

Answer:Intel Celeron CPU or Intel Pentium 4??

p4 is better

i would choose pentium 4 it better

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Hi. Does anyone know the main difference in these two processors. I was told they were the same. What is the difference in performance?Thanks all

Answer:Celeron 400MHz v's Pentium 2 400MHz

click here

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Ello all,
Can anyone tell me what would be best for my pc i have a Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2.40GHz current speed is 3200MHz. But i have a Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.26GHz just sitting there doing nothing. now i have been told that if i put the Pentium in my pc it would be better and faster is this true or not.

Answer:Intel(R) Celeron(R) or Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4

If your motherboard properly supports the Pentium 4 & if you can OC it to speeds close to 3.0GHz, it should be much better than the Celeron. It all depends on the Pentium 4 though, mostly which core it is based on (Northwood, Prescott, etc.).

Do you have any extra info on it ?

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