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I got just one more concern before i buy the Celeron D 2.8. Do you think the small 256k cache will make the gaming worse then a p4 2.6 ht 800mhz bus with 1m of cache? which might be hard to find second hand for $135
just making sure, thannks
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Here's the thing skillz. You are not running dual channel. With a P4 2.6 @ 800MHz fsb you drop immediately to the bridge at 400MHz. Your burst mode runs at 4ticks not 8 because of that. Now if you are running a Celeron "D" @ 3.4GHz with a 150 X 4 = 600MHz fsb you will still be dropping 200MHz after the processor with the same burst mode as four words (or 4 x 8 = 32 bytes) are transmitted every 6 clock cycles so there will be no difference with P4 vs Celeron "D" in the burst mode.

Canned benchmarks, yes there is a big difference, but when you are playing a game with a video card that contains 128/256MB then most of the graphic work is done via the video card. Now you have a 9250 so you are constrained from any real high end resolutions or eye candy anyway so bandwidth is not nearly as important for the system you have.

It's your choice but with that motherboard and the depth of overclock you will achieve well, if I was in your place I would take the Celeron "D".

In the end result though, it is your choice. If you take a stopwatch to the load of Doom3 on the Celeron "D" and the Pentium 4 on that board, you will not find major differences. Yes, some in the P4's favor but not any great shakes.

Just my view though.

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post #13 of 16
I have to agree with Ropey on this one, IMO and being in your situation I would go with the Celeron D just for the simple fact that you're going to be getting a higher clock speed with minimal differences in load times with the P4.
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thanks a lot ropey you know a lot more about this sorta stuffthen i do apreciate the help.
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Personally, I think Ropey is an android......he's just not natural
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Good info thanks for the posts
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