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Better Upgrade option

By darryl_co ·
Due to motherboard processor support limitation I would like to know which is a better processor upgrade option the Intel Pentium 2.40GHZ/1MB cache or the 2.80GHZ/512KB cache.Which one do I buy?While selecting a processor what is more important the CPU speed or the cache? I have a Gigabyte MB(GA8VM533P) that supports max bus speed of 533MHZ.I do have system RAM 512+256 MB
DDR and ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB agp Card running XP.I donot wish to overclock the CPU or GPU.I only use multi tab windows while surfing and gaming activity.No multi tasking.

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"2.40GHZ/1MB cache or the 2.80GHZ/512KB cache" - WHAT chip?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Better Upgrade option

The spec of the chip is not enough - which 2 chips are you specifying?

In all cases the Celeron is always a cut-down version of the Pentium.

Celeron:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeron_D#Celeron_D

Pentium:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium

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Depends on what you want to achieve

by OH Smeg In reply to Better Upgrade option

But generally speaking the Faster the better so the Faster the Chip is and the more Cache on it the faster it will perform the same function as a Lesser Spec ed Chip.

I also agree you need to provide much more than just the Chips Specifications here as depending on the Package and suitable Chip Set M'Boards that it is compatible with there are differences to how the thing will perform.

As for the Celeron to Pentium goes for Professional work a Celeron will never be sufficient to do the job they are rubbish and not even talked about at Intel Product Shows. If you can extract some comment about Celeron Chips which where only released to be Price Comparative with AMD's CPU's it will be to show a graph of performance difference between the two and a Celeron can never be on the same level as a Pentium.

Basically you get what you pay for and it's as simple as that.

Col

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