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culhann155 01-03-2007 07:21 PM

Which processor is better?
Hi im pretty new to computers, and just want a bit of advice on processors. Basically i have the chance to buy either an Intel Celron D 352 processor or an Intel 64 Bit Dual Core processor 820 and was wondering what one would be better for gaming, i read that the Celeron 3.2 Ghz does alright with gaming, but then again have been told that this isn't the case. The Intel 820 is only £15 dearer so would i be better with this.

I want to be able to play games like Battlefield 2 online and i know that the 820 has two 2.8 Ghz processors, but does this able you to play games that require you to have higher than 2.8Ghz seeing that it's working out at 5.6 Ghz.

I know i may seem stupid to some but as i say i am pretty new to computing.


M733mhz 01-03-2007 07:27 PM

You'd be better off with the 820. That's only if it HAS to be one of those two, intel makes much better processors than those two. Also the dual core thing doesn't work that way. I'm no expert on it but I know it doesn't have 2 cores running at 2.8GHz, if that was the case, those chips would be EXTREMELY fast. I think it's two cores running at 1.4GHz, or something like that, like I said I'm no expert on dual core.

Deathawk 01-03-2007 08:06 PM

Nah, they both run at 2.8ghz, but it's not like you have a 5.6ghz processor.

I wouldn't really get either, but if it comes down to it, get the 820.

talldude123 01-03-2007 11:16 PM

Celeron's aren't designed for anything even loosely related to gaming.

Get the 820.

b1gapl 01-03-2007 11:24 PM

Yea get the 820 like everybody else said. Celerons are just good for internet and word applications.

culhann155 01-04-2007 06:55 AM

Thanks for the advice everyone, i think i'll just go with the 820 and then upgrade it again in a few months time when i get a bit more money, thanks again

gmanych 01-04-2007 08:14 AM

E6300 would serve you alot better but if I would also go the 820 if you had to pick one of those CPU's, I uses to have a 2.6 Celeron and I could not play anything at all. Not even COD

culhann155 01-06-2007 11:52 AM

Well i sent of for the 820 but was wondering what voltage of PSU would i need to get for it. Thanks.

M733mhz 01-06-2007 12:13 PM

How many watts is your current PSU? Also what brand is it?

culhann155 01-06-2007 01:00 PM

I don't have a clue sorry, i bought this comp of a mate. But i will try and find out.

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