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intel celeron 1ghz vs pentium 3 800mhz


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Hi, i was thinkin of buyin a game called guild wars, but in the requirements it says pentium 3 800mhz or better, and long time ago i heard that a pentium 3 800 is better then my intel celeron 1ghz, is this true or just a myth? also if theres any tricks to get a lil more juice outta this old processor let me know :tazz: , any help is appreciated thnx a bunch ;)
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The differenc between Celeron and P3 is basically the bus speed. Judging from what you posted, your Celeron is probably an older model running at 66Mhz.

Depending on your motherboard/processor, you might be able to overclock, but I doubt very much you will get much help regarding this on this board. Try Overclockers.com.

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without knowing more about your specific celeron, it is difficult to tell. Bus speeds were all over the place, but I do not think the 1ghtz celerons had a fsb of 66--pretty sure it was 100fsb

that said, one CRUCIAL difference is the amount of l2 cache. Celerons are typically crippled with much smaller l2 caches, which greatly hinders performance
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heres my cpu specs, if theres anything else u need to know just ask :tazz:

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the only way to up the l2 cache would be another processor i'm assuming?
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yep

that's got a 100 fsb...the l2cahce is 128kb. A normal pentium 3 as 256kb of l2 cache
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yikes, what kind of a difference would that make if i was to play a game? like isn't l2 cache sorta like a quick memory or sumthing like that
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yes, that is a good basic description...the l2 cache is quick memory...there are varying degrees of performance gain with added l2 cache, but it depends on the program as to how it is used. Many programs depend more on the videocard then the cpu, these days, but I am unfamiliar with the one you mentioned.
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