What's faster? P4 2.0Ghz or Celeron 2.6Ghz?

  Ricktos 11:37 24 Mar 07

Hi all,

My brothers offered me an upgrade for my CPU but I don't know if it's worth it. I've heard Celerons described as 'half-processors' and know that if the same clock speed then Pentium 4 would be faster.

Also, does anyone know if the sockets are the same for these processors?

Thanks in advance.

  Why wont it work 13:11 24 Mar 07

The sockets could be the same depending on the version of the processor. The 2ghz P4 will definately be socket 478 (or possibly 423 althought that's very rare). The Celeron could be socket 478 or 775 (if its a celeron D). To be honest there is probably little difference performance wise between a 2.6ghz Celeron and a 2.0ghz Pentium 4. The extra 600mhz would probably make up for the fact that clock to clock its gutless compared to a P4 (although I would personally rather have the P4). Thus I don't really think it's much of an upgrade eitherway really. Hope that helps.

  Ricktos 16:01 24 Mar 07


Any other comments welcome. By the way, the socket is mPGA 478B

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