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Reading some reviews over at newegg, is this guy bs or is the celeron that fast

Pros: Listen, the celeron name here, just completely disregard it.
This thing is wicked fast for the price, it will shock you..
uncompressed 500mb .RAR file within 7 seconds
Plays Dirt 2 1680x1050 all ultra 4xAA always above 40fps.
i LOVE this processor.

Other Thoughts: 2.5Ghz e3300 celeron
2.5gb DDR2 @ 800Mhz
HD 5770 1GB


I am going to order a new MB & CPU tomorrow, just want something better over my Pentium D 805 computer, and i am plan on sticking with Intel products only, but in this case, a dual core. Going for a I7 quad core for my main rig to replace my Q8300 later this summer. But anyways, i also have this in mind:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.414883

Just was curious about the celeron
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post #2 of 24
I think the wolfdale-based celerons and pentiums are quite nice. They will shock you. I was surprised by my E5200, it performs very well.
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just built two pc's with that chip.Love it,and yes it is fast,benchmarking next to an e5200 2.5.

I overclocked one of them to 3.5 on a crap biostar board,like nothing.no voltage bump.
Edited by djsi38t - 6/9/10 at 5:45pm
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post #4 of 24
buy it and overclock the hell out of it
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Yeah Legendary, show us what you can do with a custom build.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 6/9/10 at 5:54pm
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I think you'll be pleasantly surprised,I run it's little brother(E3200) in my server,and before I setup everything I ran it to 3.3 by just upping the multi(Asus p5g41-m-le board).
 
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It is what replaced the segment that was occupied by the 65nm Pentium duel cores (Same amount of cache, but 45nm)
 
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even the celeron 420 which is based off of core 2 architecture runs pretty quick at 1.4ghz. Celerons arent slow worthless silicon like they were during netburst times.
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Celeron 420 was 1.6ghz, and it was pretty slow, single core just doesn't cut it for much of anything. The new dual core celerons are great for the price, though, you can get an excellent budget gaming pc using one, especially if you overclock.

For a cheap upgrade for your secondary system, I would definitely save the $30 and get the E3300 over the new pentium dual E6500.
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ummmm.... you made me think again of getting a one, and replace my sister's kid P4 3.4GH/2MB 775 LGA CPU.

I hope I am thinking right.
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