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Processor upgrade advice- Celeron vs. Pentium.

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Eric_Cartman, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Eric_Cartman

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    I currently have a Celeron E3200 which is happily clocked at 3.8GHz.

    It seems to handle games just fine.

    I've been playing Mafia II since I got my new machine put together and it is so much fun but I just beat it.

    I don't really have a lot of money to be doing upgrades right now but an opportunity has presented itself to me.

    One of my roommates has a computer that died and it has a Pentium Dual-Core in it.

    Specifically the a Pentium Dual-Core E2220.

    He is just trashing the PC and said I can have anything I want out of it.

    So I'm wondering if it is worth pulling apart to swap out processors.

    I know it won't be a huge step up but a Pentium has to be better than a Celeron right?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
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    its not!! your cpu is newer and better
     
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    I think I'm going to agree with AltecV1 even though I haven't seen any benches to cement it.

    The E2220 doesn't even support VT-x whereas the E3200 does. Also 45nm versus 65nm. Bottom line is the E3200 is just better.
     
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    by saying better i mean it is the the same CPU (same clock speed,cache) only 45nm vs 65nm and with VT-x support :)
     
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    That you all.

    I guess I won't waste the time.

    Glad I asked here first before spending a few hours tearing both machines apart.

    Kind of confusing to name a better processor Celeron and a worse processor Pentium when it used to be reversed and Celerons were always crap compared to Pentiums.
     
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    Yea i would stick with what you have. But you could pull the chip then sale it in our for sale section and save for a quad. :toast:
     
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    Take it anyways since hes just gonna trash the rest. At least then you will have a spare CPU lyin around, never know it could come in handy.
     
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    Could probly pull out everything test individually. At least then you know you will have some backup parts. Also, e3xxx is a touch better than e2xxx (45nm overclocks better due to heat & TDP) .
     
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    go to real core 2 duo or core 2 quad, your mobo is good enough
     
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    Yea but your trying to take an older midrange chip and comparing it to a new lowend chip. Just can't do that. :toast: You would have a hard time getting that older 65nm close to 3.8ghz over a 45nm chip.
     
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    What would you consider "real"?These aren't fake they are the in basics same core with a die shrink.....

    What if I told you I had in the past an e5200 R0 stepping that outbenched most of the e7xxx line and a few e8xxx's?
     
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    the e8400 and higher, oc pretty nice and 3mb L2 cache per core is really nice or q8***/q9***
    serie, those are real fast
     
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    I would say keep what you got, unless your going to a quad, most will say otherwise but in the case of intels low end, they all overclock like hell, some will even double clock, if the E2200 works stick it in and see how far it goes, and use it depending on the results.

    celerons are called celerons now but the game has changed from the pentium 4 days when they were pretty bad af first until cedar mill hit.
     
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