Is a 1.7ghz celeron faster than a 700mhz P3?

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  1. Brian Price

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    Currently have a P3 processor on a Dell that is a few years old. I have seen ads recently which tout Celerons at 1.7 or 2 ghz for $399. Would these models actually be faster than by P3 700mhz? I do a lot of gaming and net surfing. Would the difference be noticeable? I have win98 and I was thinking of upgrading to WinXP which is $100 so I'm thinking I may be better off just buying one of the celerons. I don't need a monitor, etc. I could transfer my cd burner, dvd drive, Nvidia card, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Brian
     
  2. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi Brian do you plan to use the motherboard too or get a new one?? The price sounds awfully HIGH for those celerons I just bought a P4 2.4 ghz for $190 at googlegear heres the link http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/Home.jsp
    your probally gonna have to upgrade case, motherboard,processor and memory. I just spent $492 getting those same items and it is a killer setup and at a reasonable price as I intend to use the old cd rom and hard drive, dvd drive!!
    you may not have to go that far of an upgrade but I would consider it. and on googlegear they had the celeron 2.0 ghz $90.00 but they only run at 400 mhz bus speed and 128 kb cache and there socket 478. your MB I believe is a socket 370 or Slot 1 you would have to look in your motherboard book to find out for sure. just my 2 cents!! LTR
     
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    I'd agree with Brian, might want to save up more money and getting something with more horsepower...
     

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