p4 1.8 or celeron 2.53?

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p4 1.8 or celeron 2.53?

Postposted on Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:42 pm

Well, i have to make a really low cost computer for a friend of mine, now... he wants to play games... such as battlefield two, my old 1.8 is capable of playing, but i don't know if it's better than a socket478 celeron d at 2.53........ the 1.8 is a northwood, which would perform better? and overclocking the 1.8 is impossible, i want to spend the least money... possible, i was thinking of getting the processor for like... 40$ from ebay
which would be better for gaming?
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Postposted on Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:45 pm

Northwood...hands down :lol:
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Postposted on Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:18 pm

Why would OCing the 1.8 not possible? It's a Dell?
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:34 am

Even if it was twice the speed of the northwood chip, the celeron still sucks. The lack of cache kills all performance on the celerons.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:12 am

So you're using the same motherboard either way, just looking to pick up as cheap of a CPU as possible?

Though currently with a day left, here's a 2.8 northwood for $42 plus shipping at Ebay. Surely you can muster something like that, if ~$10 is the difference. Skip lunch a day or two and get a much faster chip than either of the two previously mentioned CPUs.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:24 am

But it's one of those Celeron Ds! That's new! Weren't they good...? And only the earliest Celeron Pentium 4s had 128kb of cache... I imagine they have 256kb now.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:33 pm

Yeah the Celeron D's are decent, but still no substitute for a real P4 as far as gaming is concerned (well, P4 and gaming, mmmmm :-?).
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Postposted on Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:39 pm

I disagree with the above posters - a 2.53 Celery D will outperform a 1.8ghz Pentium 4 in gaming. Anand has some benchs with both processors and the Celeron D cleary outperforms the lower clocked P4.
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Postposted on Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:54 pm

well i have an orginal intel board... doesn't seem to let me overclock it.... it just crashes after... raising the fsb 20..... so yeah, the highest i gotten it to without crash was like.... 1.9
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Postposted on Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:41 pm

Yeah I would go with the new celeron D. It runs about on par with an Athlon XP @1.8 and we all know that an XP at the same clock as a P4 will destroy the pentium at damn near anything.
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