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Which would be better?

By Acidwinter
Mar 16, 2006
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  1. I was wondering, which CPU would perform better for games...

    Celeron D 2.93ghz socket 478

    or

    AMD Athalon64 3000+ (2.0ghz)


    I know the ol' INTEL vs AMD thing, but my motherboard just fried, and I hate "replacing" parts...If I have to spend the money on a new Motherboard, I would want to make it better then my last, and I was thinking about this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1828849&CatId=1181. I play high end games like Fear and Battlefield 2 and I want to know how much better this would be for me? If its not going to be too much improvement, then I think Ill just shell out the $50 for a bargain bin mobo to go with my bargain bin CPU.

    And I got a free version of Windows XP 64 pro through college, so I will have the right software because I hear it manages memory better or what not...please any input will help
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    A Celeron vs. a real CPU.. Gee.. Really can't imagine what would be better :p

    Socket 754 is not that great, but if you are on a budget, it's OK
  3. Acidwinter

    Acidwinter Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Yes I know it is better, there has got to be a reason why its over $150 more, but how MUCH better? And I might even buy an AMD64 3200+ if it would make a significant difference.
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