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why are celerons considered bad and priced so cheap?
    
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lower fsb / cache
    
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so whats it good for?
    
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Its good for somebody on a low budget, or somebody who is starting out in computers. They are also nice overclockers.
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low fsb / higher multi crank the FSB BIG OC
    
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low fsb / higher multi crank the FSB BIG OC

wahts that mean?
    
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Celerons are great for everything else but......
1-Benchmarking.
2-High-End gaming.
3-Light Multi-Tasking.

Improvement only comes in the form of overclocking but even so, it's still hard to impress for those who like big bencharmk numbers and do some light-multitasking. I had a Celeron 2.0ghz system for back-up (which I gave to my in-laws, because that's all they do; Email, Pic View, work, browsing, banking...that's about it) which I will build another one again but I'll go for a Pentium D 805.

Bottom line, I won't consider a Celeron for a main rig but I will recommend to those on a low budget and won't be doing the crazy things we here do.
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Celerons are good for basic stuff, such as internet, and word processing. They're also good for light gaming (such as halo)
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Originally Posted by TrueNoob
wahts that mean?
Higher Multiplier, so higher CPU frequency overclocking, but lower FSB frequencies.
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Originally Posted by tylerand
Its good for somebody on a low budget, or somebody who is starting out in computers. They are also nice overclockers.
my freind wants a 350$ pc, so i looked at celerons knowing there were cheapest, he just surfs the web and crap, doesnt know anything nuch about pc's, basically office purposes, veleron 3.06 is good enough right?

maybe u can suggest some builds, i thought of a celeron 3.06, 80gb hd, 512mb ram, cdr-w, 400-500watt psu, hows that sound, i want some profit also u know. lol
    
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