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Old 10-29-04, 21:11
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Default P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

Hi, I need your opinion on which cpu is better.
Here's my situation: low budget, mainly for internet and watch video, also record tv with my tv-tuner and play some games (of course not the very new ones).

I have a gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X-P motherboard with 384MB of SDRAM pc133.
My mobo supports the P3 but not the celeron (Tualatin).
I can buy the P3 for 65$ (CAN) and the celeron with an adaptater for tualatin for 82$ (CAN, total). My mobo is supposed to be compatible with the adaptater, but someone told me it's not that good and unstable ...
( I can buy a celeron 1.3 for 2.5$ less, 1.2 for 5$ less, compared to the 1.4)

So which one is better?
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Old 10-29-04, 22:14
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

id go for the celeron .. ive been told that there isn't too much difference between a tualatin p3 and a cely ... mines always ran good
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Old 10-29-04, 23:01
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

I have a P3-1Ghz running on an Intel D815EEA2-L mobo at home, and a Celeron 1.3Ghz running on an HP box at work. I'll take the P3 any day of the week.
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

celeron is a step down from p3's at those speeds.
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

yeah go for the P3 it has better MMX support (i believe, i might be accidently bsing you)
plus celerons have less cache, which means less performance :D
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

If your canadian check out this site.
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Old 10-30-04, 11:03
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

On tomshardware.com, they did a benchmark with many cpu.
They scored the celeron 1.3Ghz almost eveytime faster than the p3 1.0Ghz.
So, the celeron 1.4 should be faster, but it cost me around 25% more to get it?

So...
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

You're the only one who can really answer that.

In my experience, the Celeron is quicker, and it's also much more overclockable, but for general tasks I would doubt if there would be a large difference.

What size processor do you have at the moment?

There is only so much you can do with dated hardware, and if you already have a somewhat decent processor, I would think about saving for another motherboard and updating.
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Old 11-05-04, 09:56
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Default Re: P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

I bought the P3.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-05-04, 11:43
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Celly's are better for OC-ing. On my Soyo 7VCM mobo, i could only get my P3 1.0 Gig up to 1033. OOOOH 1.033 Gig big jump! *sarcasm* So yes, out of the box, its not the best, but once you get goin on it, you got something good.
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