Pentium 4 2.4GHz or Intel Celeron D 330

By blackhole11
Nov 27, 2011
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  1. I have pentium 4 2,4 ghz and intel celeron D 330(overclocked at 3,5 ghz -stable)
    My mobo is : Asus P4P800-X
    My problem is i dont know what processor to put , i`m gamer and i want best processor for games..

    I can`t give you links of this processors because i`m new here.

    but p4 2,4 ghz have 2nd cache 512k, celeron 256k
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,759   +1,421

    They are both so comparable in performance, there would be little difference in using either of them.

    I have a similar situation with a Celeron D 3.2 (LGA775) system and a P4 2.8 CPU that I could use. After looking up the benchmarks, I found that it was a flip flop as to which one out performed the other. It boiled down to only gaining performance when processing certain things. Therefor it was not even worth considering the CPU switch.
  3. blackhole11

    blackhole11 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ye but if i overclock that pentium ? to 2,8 ghz maybe? would be difference in gaming,multi-tasking?
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,759   +1,421

    Looking at it from that point, would you not be able to over-clock the Celeron D? If this is a stupid question forgive me as I wasn't involved in over-clocking during this time period. If the Celeron D can not be over-clocked ignore the following.

    If I'm looking at the specs correctly, the Celeron D uses less power and would have more head room for over-clocking.

    P4 2.4GHz (PPGA478)
    • FSB Speed 800 MHz
    • Lithography 130 nm

    Celeron D 330 (PPGA478)
    • FSB Speed 533 MHz
    • Lithography 90 nm (uses less power than 130nm and therefor less heat generated)
  5. blackhole11

    blackhole11 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Like i said now i use intel celeron D 330(overclocked at 3,5 ghz -stable)
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,759   +1,421

    Ahh, sorry you did say that didn't you. :)
  7. blackhole11

    blackhole11 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So worth?
    I read that celeron is for office , not gaming ... and P4 is for gaming, i mention that i don`t buy that p4 ,i have it from my cousin.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,759   +1,421

    Further researching for my own curiosity.

    Intel Celeron D
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    Please note, I currently have a better system. An i7-2600K has roughly 24 times the processing power of these machines being discussed.

    By todays standard, any gamer would advise an upgrade away from the PGA478 socket. I'm fairly confident that most techs today would tell you, your CPU is too old and you are wasting your time tinkering with the performance scale that it offers. In fact most techs would probably skip the thread and not waste their time responding because it is P4 related.

    In the long run I think you would be much happier if you could find it possible to spend about $250 (that incudes an OS purchase) upgrading.

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  9. blackhole11

    blackhole11 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you very much , i will try to change Celeron and see how goes.. maybe christmas time help me , and i buy a new pc ..
  10. Ahmadfini

    Ahmadfini Newcomer, in training

    G with celeron as its newer and will probs be faster than Pentium 4


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