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Originally Posted by onlinebacon Yeah a celeron is x86 compatible, I have one and it is slow but hey! they are cheap Is it really that slow??? Aw, come on, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    Yeah a celeron is x86 compatible, I have one and it is slow but hey! they are cheap
    Is it really that slow??? Aw, come on, it can't be as slow as this Pentium II I'm writing this on.

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    Yeah, I have a 500mhz one, and it is slower than a 300mhz p2 i also used.

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    I have an Intel Celeron 2.8 Ghz and it is very fast.
    Someone told me that earlier Celeron procs were very slow compared to equivalent procs, but from 2.4 or 2.6 the Celeron had been much improved.
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    For benchmarks, I usually go with Tom's Hardware. Here's one on the Celeron versus Pentium 4:

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20020903/

    Their "bottom line" is that if it weren't for the price, there'd be no reason to buy a Celeron. I tend to agree.
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    Moe, if I'm just using Ubuntu Breezy, and all I do is edit documents, surf the web, and check e-mail, how slow would a Celeron get???

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    I once put Win2000 on a 566 Mhz Celeron, it was owned big time by my PII 233 Mhz, you wouldn't believe it. Don't look at the Mhz alone .
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I have an Intel Celeron 2.8 Ghz and it is very fast.
    Someone told me that earlier Celeron procs were very slow compared to equivalent procs, but from 2.4 or 2.6 the Celeron had been much improved.
    The Celeron 'D' line (the latest ones) is indeed considered an improvement. Intel increased the FSB & the on-die cache. Now they are worthy competitors to AMD's Sempron line. Before they couldn't match AMD's budget line CPUs at all.
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