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Is the Celeron D 351 3.2GhZ ok for a budget gaming machine, atleast faster than my XP 1700? Can the Celeron 3.2 compeat with a P4 2.66 or a Sempron 3400?

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post #2 of 14
It should blow your XP out of the water, not sure though. The sempron and the P4 will be even better than the Celeron D.
post #3 of 14
What games are you looking to play? I'm sure it will run them just fine with your gpu
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hmm... so should I get the P4 2.66 or the Sempron 3400...... or the Celery?
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I wanna play HL2 CS:S BF2 DOD:S and COD2
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post #6 of 14
Yes it will be faster than the XP architecture but remember that the Prescott (Cedar Mill) Celeron "D" is a far newer build than the Athlon XP.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...on-3400_5.html

It's a powerhouse with a 512KB cache on the overclock. This Celeron D core supports SSE3, and for LGA775 models, the Execute Disable Bit feature combats malicious "buffer overflow" attacks. The Celeron "D" 351 also has EM64T 64-bit. It does not however, support Hyperthreading but for gaming that makes no difference.

If you pair that processor with a motherboard such as the Abit SG-80 or ASUS P5LD2 you will have a very fast gaming machine (with the right video card).

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post #7 of 14
get the P4 2.66GHZ if those are your only options
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Well, I might be able to get a 64 3000 2.0GhZ for 754, should I get that?
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post #9 of 14
Did you read that link? I would go with the Athlon for gaming but only if you get a motherboard that enables decent overclocking.

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post #10 of 14
Celeron, even if it's dual core sucks, get a regual Socket 775 P4.
    
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