Celeron Processor Vs Pent 111

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Old 06-17-05, 08:14 PM
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Celeron Processor Vs Pent 111

O.K how does a celeron processor differ from my
Pent 111 I can handle windows xp SP-2 updates sound card
works good..I'm just trying to see if a celeron Processor would be best for me
Maybe less maintenance time?What ya all say?
 
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Old 06-18-05, 04:37 AM
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I would never buy a Celeron processor for any reason. Choose an AMD or a Pentium, but avoid Celerons.
 
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Old 06-18-05, 08:16 AM
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AMD 64 bit

I agree AMD is the route to go I think the Celeron processors are over priced
they usually add the monitor on afterwards and all the manufacturing refunds
by the time you add up all the costs your not to far behind buying a AMD 64 bit technology...something that is sure for the future
One can also run windows xp on it or the new O.S. longhorn when availabe
I have read next year we will see new computers with the new O.S built into them?
 
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Old 06-19-05, 09:00 AM
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whats wrong with Celeron, i have one in my dell and never had a problem with it
 
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Old 06-19-05, 10:54 AM
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Celeron

This is what I was hoping to find out myself what is wrong with Celeron
I think it's just short on memory but for those who use as a threw system
it should't matter if your into gaming perhaps it falls short on resources
I think one benifit to a celeron is faster maintenance time?
 
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Old 06-19-05, 10:55 AM
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Give us a good reason to avoid

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I would never buy a Celeron processor for any reason. Choose an AMD or a Pentium, but avoid Celerons.
Name some good reasons why we should avoid Celeron?
 
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By design, Intel made the Celeron inferior to the Pentium. A Celeron is not as fast as the Pentium and does not contain as much cache memory. It is limited to slower and less efficient motherboards, again by design.

Does it work? Yes, it works. Is it sufficient for some tasks? Yes. However, it will not be sufficient and will not work for certain high speed and computation intensive programs. The most notable of these is gaming. There are also certain computational programs that will be bogged down by it's performance. It also almost no upgrade path for the future.
To find out more, just Google Celeron vs. Pentium or something similar, and you will garnber a host of information on this topic.

Why I suggest avoiding it is because you have no idea what you may need or want in the future. A computer with a Pentium or AMD processor can usually be handed down when it has reached the end of it's use for the original owner. When this happens with a Celeron, it's time for the scrap heap.
 
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What about my Pent 111?

What about my Pent 111 is that better then a celeron?
Would love to know how you'd rate this!
 
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Celeron Vs Pentium III

There is no argument that the Pentium chips have a higher perfomance rating than the Celerons.

There are two questions that you might consider:

1) Do you need a Pentium Chip?

Yes- if you are into graphics or gaming or other CPU intensive computing.
No - If you are just doing Internet and email, word processing etc.

If you believe the Celeron will give you a computer that is instantly out of date and can't be sold, well I hate to tell you but if you go out and buy the fastest CPU on the market today, your system will still be out of date in less than a year as newer technology comes along.

Look at the computer for sale section of your local newspaper you will see Pentium systems being sold for $200.00, much less than the price of the CPU when the system was new.

Not everyone needs the fastest technology and I feel that budget should be a factor in your decision. If I were not doing graphics or gaming, and I had a budget, my money could be better spent on a faster hard drive, DVD burner, BIG monitor, sound system etc, than trying to buy beyond your needs in CPU power.

I recently upgraded from a Duron to an Athlon XP, nearly doubling the processor speed and increasing bus speed, and did not see a huge increase in day to day surfing etc. I purchased a larger hard drive with a high RPM platter and the differences in things like boot time and program loading were shocking.

You can not simply say that a Celeron, Duron etc are not to be purchased without looking at your needs and in particular your budget. If money were no object we would all buy the fastest system available, but like other purchases, like a car maybe a chevy V6 will do when we might want a Viper.

Check out this site for detail comparisons:

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/2000...eleron-01.html
 
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This post is about to be closed due to argumentative content. Personal opinions (when not asked for) have no place in the Forums. Lets stick to ,provable, facts. Personal opinions do not count for the previous sentence. Defination of opinion:A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.

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Celeron will do

Well my pent 111 is still working fine
but I can see the celeron would probably work for me has I do not do gaming
just surfing and email...I have a couple photo hosts
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the celeron i have in my dell works good for gameing
 
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In most cases, Pentium 4s are direct, drop-in replacements for Celerons.

Physically the same (except for the cache), a little tweaking in the BIOS is all that is needed to make it run in the same motherboard.

If you buy a current Celeron, you can most assuredly upgrade to a Pent 4 in the future (if you so desire).
 
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Old 06-20-05, 01:23 PM
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Celeron upgrade to pent 4

What would the cost be to basic upgrade
would it just be to add ram?would that count has your pent 4 upgrade?
Let me know!
 
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MajakDragon:

After seeing your post I went back and re-read the previous posts. I really couldn't find anything all that "argumentative" or personal. A few opinions maybe; but overall the responses seem to be informative. Now I hope you don't think I'm being argumentative.

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You can only upgrade a Celeron processor to a Pentium processor if the motherboard was designed to handle it and if the other hardware can handle it.

Most Celeron processor motherboards would only be upgradeable to a slower speed Pentium, if at all.
 
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Originally Posted by chevyastro4x4
the celeron i have in my dell works good for gameing
What kind of gaming do you do?
What specific games do you play?

I was looking into getting a very inexpensive laptop as an extra computer just for gaming, but it has a Celeron. I'm a little leary.
It may be good for some of the older games, but what about the new ones?

I play Halflife 2, Counterstrike Source, Doom 3, etc....
Do you think your Celeron can handle those type of games (or does it already)?

Thanks in advance.
 
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GTA San Andreas
Doom 3
Vice City
Postal 2 Apocalypse Weekend
The Sims 2 University
Need For Speed Underground 1 & 2
Juiced

Those are just a couple
 
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Originally Posted by chevyastro4x4
GTA San Andreas
Doom 3
If your Celeron can handle Doom 3, then I'm not so scared to get one.
Thanks!
 
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Ya it handles it pretty damn good

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Originally Posted by racraft
You can only upgrade a Celeron processor to a Pentium processor if the motherboard was designed to handle it and if the other hardware can handle it.

Most Celeron processor motherboards would only be upgradeable to a slower speed Pentium, if at all.
I respectfully disagree.

I challenge anyone to show me a modern motherboard that will run a Celeron but not a Pentium 4 at the same clock speed. They are surely few and far between.

As a case in point, take a visit to Newegg.com, and try to look up motherboards specifically made for Celeron processors. You can't! They are dual-listed as for "Pentium 4/Celeron".
 
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Originally Posted by air biscuit
I respectfully disagree.

I challenge anyone to show me a modern motherboard that will run a Celeron but not a Pentium 4 at the same clock speed. They are surely few and far between.

As a case in point, take a visit to Newegg.com, and try to look up motherboards specifically made for Celeron processors. You can't! They are dual-listed as for "Pentium 4/Celeron".

i agree i had a p4 motherboard that handled my celeron just fine and my celeron is faster then my old p4 i put in my moms computer that was a celeron
 
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Celeron

Looks like the cheap stuff is the best after all
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cheap stuff

But here in Canada there still charging a arm and a leg at some computer
stores for celeron I wonder why maybe it's adding the cost of windows xp
and adding the cost of a sound card and I find that they usually don't quote the monitor price it's added in afterwards the manufacturers rebates are added on all the taxes by gooly some Cdn stores are charging 1395.00 plus the taxes
for a Celeron that is a bit steep isn't that a pretty high mark up for a cerleron!
 
 

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