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Intel Celeron G530 upgrade .....

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September 25, 2011 11:30:13 AM

Hi guys
ive been looking at the sandybridge range of celerons... and from what ive seen they would be a ideal replacement for my current celeron E3300 .....and with the 1155 socket support i can allways upgrade to a core i3/i5 at a later date ( when i can afford it )
however i want to combine the "Intel Celeron G530"( ) with the "Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3"( ) .. and together these will come to just under £87 ....
i shall then get "Corsair XMS3 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 C9 1333MHz Memory Module "( ) .. giving me the spare dimm to add another xms ddr3 module at a later date
has anyone used the celeron G530 yet..... and if so what kind of performance did you get ..... i shall be using a HD5770 with the set up..... and even with the E3300 i got playable frame rates across all titles... so with a passmark cpu score of 1750 compared to 2565 with the G530 i hope to get much better performance
also i was only using pc2-6400 ddr2 memory with the E3300 so with ddr3 memory running at 1333mhz this should also improve overall performance
i would like some opinions on this cpu/motherboard and ram.... any will be much appreciated
cheers guys
September 25, 2011 11:40:57 AM

dont even get a celeron.

intel pentinum G840 3.2 ghz sandy brige
October 3, 2011 12:33:27 PM

I'm thinking of doing the same.
The passmark scores look good. XBitLabs took a look at it
It's about %50 faster then the 3300, just like the passmark scores indicated.

Just looking at the scores, it beats the highest end X2 black. And the DDR3 really does help. It's 2x where the E series was in compression speed.

But the big one is games. Almost 2x the frame rate on some! Starcraft 2 being the biggest difference. But not one with less than a %25 boost.
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October 3, 2011 5:06:38 PM

For an entry level system it should give you ok performance in a gaming environment. The P61 is really a basic board and it can work for you but you try to put a little bit more into the board move up to a P67 or Z68 as it will give you a wider range of support features off the board then the P61. Otherwise a good basic system that should do well in a home environment.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team