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i have a 2.8ghz celeron and im building a new machine for my friend to upgrade him from his dell e510 and the build needs a new processor and his dell has a petium 4 socket 478, he says i can keep the old machine can i take the petium 4 and switch it wiht my cereron, well what i mean is, is it worth the switch?
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it could be very much worth the switch as a P4 will be roughly 20-25% faster than a celeron of the same speed.
    
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i have a 2.8ghz celeron and im building a new machine for my friend to upgrade him from his dell e510 and the build needs a new processor and his dell has a petium 4 socket 478, he says i can keep the old machine can i take the petium 4 and switch it wiht my cereron, well what i mean is, is it worth the switch?
idk...cause ur chipset...

to my knowledge tho...the celeron D is near the Socket 478 P4...or maybe im wrong?
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It's 100% worth the switch! What's the clock/L2 on each CPU?

And to answer your other question, it is possible, however, you need to check if your motherboard can handle the particular CPU he's using, especially since some 478's were Northy's and others were Pressy's and most boards cannot accept both, only one or the other.

Also verify that you can actually remove the P4 from his dell... I know it's stupid, but many dell's have RETARDED mounting systems and restraints on the CPU...
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Err.. okay I'm confused as the motherboard listed in your sys specs is 478 as well.

Hmmm. You may actually be better off with the celeron.., but really if the P4 has hyper threading then it will perform virtually identical to a celeron D of the same clock.
    
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Err.. okay I'm confused as the motherboard listed in your sys specs is 478 as well.

Hmmm. You may actually be better off with the celeron.., but really if the P4 has hyper threading then it will perform virtually identical to a celeron D of the same clock.
Why better off with the Celeron? The P4 is better than the Celeron by miles. Especially if it has Hyperthreading, which can give as much as a 30% performance increase over a similar single-threaded CPU.
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post #7 of 21
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Why better off with the Celeron? The P4 is better than the Celeron by miles. Especially if it has Hyperthreading, which can give as much as a 30% performance increase over a similar single-threaded CPU.
Yea...Beatrice I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that one...

No matter the socket, the Pentium of the same or even a slightly lesser clock speed will DOMINATE the Celeron. More L2, possibly greater FSB, and Hyperthreading make it a much better CPU.

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Read more carefully fellas....

It's a celeron D and will perform on par with the P4 w/ hyperthreading...

well except in games.
    
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Read more carefully fellas....

It's a celeron D and will perform on par with the P4 w/ hyperthreading...

well except in games.
Yea.......I'm still not pickin up what you're puttin down man...

He has the Celeron right now, he could have a P4 or comparable speed and more L2 undoubtedly and possibly a higher FSB... What would posess you to suggest sticking with the Celly?
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post #10 of 21
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Read more carefully fellas....

It's a celeron D and will perform on par with the P4 w/ hyperthreading...

well except in games.
No. The "D" in Celeron D doesn't make a difference. Unless the D stands for diarrhea.....
    
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