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Celeron Conroe-l 420 Vs Pentium 4 Prescott 506


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#1 roon

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:45 AM

I currently have a pentium 4 506 2.66 Ghz processor. If i'll buy a celeron conroe-L 420 1.60 Ghz processor will it increase any performance ? the reason for buying this processor is that I am upgrading my motherboard to Asus P5K-VM motherboard and I don't have any money to buy dual core and I also have to buy another Graphics card.

Edited by roon, 09 December 2007 - 05:46 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:24 AM

The celeron would go slower. I would just keep the pentium 4.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:23 AM

Thanks Sterling for your reply. I also want to know that is P5K-VM a good choice for OC'ing ?

if I'll O.C that celeron processor at stock cooling will it outperform the P4 ?
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:26 PM

I don't think it could really compete every well with a Pentium 4. Celerons are pretty low end, and even if you could overclock it to 2.66ghz like the Pentium 4 (which is not possible just with stock air cooling), the Celeron would still be a tad slower.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:33 PM

yes it is a celeron but it is also conroe. According to this site it can be OC'ed to 3300 Mhz and this processor is super cool if compared with the prescott furnaces. Mine is already running very hot.

What do you think is it really that good ?

some more positive news about this processor----> link

now I have pretty much made up my mind to buy this processor. Another link ------> link

Thanks for your suggestion though.

Edited by roon, 09 December 2007 - 03:16 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:33 PM

Oh, I was unaware of how good these conroe celerons are. I was thinking of the Celeron D's.
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:09 AM

no problem. I think it will be a very good combo. I am also looking forward to dualcore celerons.Does Anybody know when are they coming to market and what their prices will be ?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:14 PM

Intel plans to launch new dual core Celeron E1000 processor on January 2008,also based on the 65nm Conroe-L. The dual core Celeron will have 512KiB L2, 800MB FSB, 1.6GHz starting frequency,65W TDP.[29]

Credit: Wikpedia (Celeron dual Core CPU)

Further information : X-Bit Lab article

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