Celeron 2.30 Ghz

May 4, 2009 at 09:35:13
Specs: XP, AMD 4200 x2 + 512 DD
I have recently accuired an Intel Celeron 2.30 Ghz ( socket 478) Just wondering if all 478 mainboards are compat with this cpu??

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#1
May 4, 2009 at 11:30:23
Not necessarily. If you have a particular board in mind, check it's CPU support list. And be aware that the Celeron is not a very good CPU...it only runs at 400MHz FSB (100MHz frequency) & has just 128k L2 cache.

Maybe one of the Intel guys will chime in but I'd say the Celeron 2.30GHz/400FSB is roughly equivalent to a P4 1.6GHz/400FSB.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/de...


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#2
May 4, 2009 at 12:52:09
"Just wondering if all 478 mainboards are compat with this cpu??"

Since it's a 400MHz bus chip, all motherboards should work with it. Earlier boards (manufactured before 2002) may require a BIOS update to properly recognize a Northwood core CPU.

"I'd say the Celeron 2.30GHz/400FSB is roughly equivalent to a P4 1.6GHz/400FSB."

Depends on the application. The Celly-2300 would beat the P4-1600 in audio encoding tasks, since these applications rely primarly on clock speed.

Clock speed and cache are equally important for video editing/encoding/decoding, so the two processors would probably tie there.

In everything else (office apps, 3D rendering, gaming, internet browsing, virus scanning, file compression/decompression), the P4-1600 would outperform the Celly-2300. Cache really boosts the performance of these "branchy" applications.

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#3
May 4, 2009 at 20:01:42
The first generation Pentuim 4's, on the willamette core to put it boldly, sucked for a premuim processor. They performed worse then the last generation Pentuim 3 on the Tualatin core.

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