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Old 01-26-2005, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was given a Celeron 2.4 Socket 478 to put into my wifes computer which is right now an Intel 1.7. Would it make sense to do it or would it not make much difference. I put MAX memory in it (1.5 GIG) and she's happy with it, but since it was free I figured why not pose the question and see what comes out of it. She does not game at all and does mostly surfing the net, bloging, etc...
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Which "Intel" proccesor is it which you currently have in there, I would honestly say if it's a Pentium 4, to stick with it due to low performace and smaller cache provided by the Celeron, although the Celeron will run cooler if that matters.
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It's a 1.7 P4 in there now... but the one I have is also P4... Just Celeron... I have been doing some research on it and talking about the L2, L3 Cache makes a big difference in the Intel vs Celeron
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I don't follow you, Celerons and Pentiums are two different proccesors, you can't have a Pentium 4 that is a Celeron. Also, Intel is a company which makes both Pentium and Celeron proccesors, so you can't say Intel vs. Celeron as that is comparing a manufacturer to a type of proccesor made by the manufacturer.

Anyways, the big difference between a Pentium 4 and a Celeron is the cache, Pentium 4s have a 1mb cache and Celerons have a 128kb cache, although neither have an L3 cache, which are found on the newer Extreme Edition Pentium 4s.

Basically this means that the Pentium 4 can proccess more information without having to go to the memory or hard drive, which thus makes it faster than a Celeron of the same clock speed because it cannot proccess as much information in the cache without going to memory or hard drive.

The Pentium 4 you have may only have a 512kb cache, depending on when is made though.
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