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Old 05-31-2006, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay, i have a motherbored with a Celeron 3.2 Ghz. iv heard this sucks. if it does, how? i thought more Ghz is better, or is there more to it? im looking to upgrade my video card, and i was told my Celeron might bottleneck a good card.
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Well, for basic computing, Celeron kicks butt. It's affordable, and gets the job done, but compared to its brother, the Pentium 4, it's kinda crippled...

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Celeron: 533Mhz
P4: 800Mhz

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Celeron 16KB for Celeron, 256KB for Celeron D
P4: 1-2MB depending on model


Depending on what you are doing with the computer, the processor should be fine.
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what would be a good video card to get for a Celeron D.
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI is what i looked at, but would it be worth getting one thats 256MB???
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Mostly gaming, oblivion and such. i just upgraded my ram, i have 1.5 Gigs now. so thats plenty. so i just need a decent video card.
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what would be a good video card to get for a Celeron D.
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI is what i looked at, but would it be worth getting one thats 256MB???
Since it's a Celeron, you must get 256MB. It's gonna lag otherwise. I have a 2.66 Celeron D, and it lags badly with 64MB video.

Get the better video, it will be well worth it. Ram is good as well, never game with a Celeron + 512MB RAM.
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Yeah, it sucked alot before i upgraded ram. so a 256MB video card is good? thats what im looking at now. but there are so many types. cheap 100$ ones to 300$ ones. i dont know which is more worth my time.
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im deffently leaning to the Geforce, but there is still alot. do i go with 6600 or 7600. i dont know anything
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what do you think of this?
XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX / 256MB GDDR3

i know im changing the subject a bit, sorry.
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That should be okay. As long as it gets good reviews on Newegg, its fine.
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Since it's a Celeron, you must get 256MB. It's gonna lag otherwise.

It's not how much of ram the card has it's what type it has
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