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Old 03-21-2006, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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right now i have an intel pentium 4 2.8ghz 400fsb 512mb ram. my friend is willing to trade my his celeron 2.8ghz 400fsb 1024mb ram for my p4 and current ram. i know that the celeron chip is way crippled compared to the pentium 4 but i like to run lots of programs and i could really use the ram but im short on memory. i play games like F.E.A.R AOE3 and battlefield 2. i know fear will run good with more ram even though its a celeron (current gpu 6800LE 12Pipes/6vertex).
So should i swap the cpu and the ram or just keep it? super short on cash

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Old 03-21-2006, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DO NOT SWAP IT!!! the processor performance you will cheat yourself out of is not worth the trade-off for the memory. celeron's are completely crippled especially in games so trading for more memory and a processor that is going to be worse for the gaming is a bad tarde-off

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Stay with what you have for now, and save toward more RAM.

A single stick of 1gig is about $66 bucks, so it will be worth waiting a little while to scrape together the cash.

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Old 03-21-2006, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, definatly a downgrade to a Celeron. Even if it comes with more RAM.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: cpu or ram??

Originally posted by gully2005
right now i have an intel pentium 4 2.8ghz 400fsb
more likely 800

Originally posted by Trotter
A single stick of 1gig is about $66 bucks
its better to buy 2X 512mb , if he'll have only 1stick of 1gb it wont run in dual channel .. means lower performance
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No brainer. Keep what you have.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the celeron has 128kb cache (most likely) and the p4 can have from 512kb-1meg of cache.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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celeron sucks its for poor people
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hes trying to rip you off.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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alright thanks, i told him when i saw him like an hour ago lol
Now he wants to buy it for $120 is that worth it, hes gonna give me $120 plus his celeron for it?

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