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Pentium 4 vs Celeron....

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a c 117 à CPUs
August 7, 2012 12:53:13 PM

How much of a performance upgrade would a Celeron E1400 be from a Pentium 4 521.
Got the celeron for £6...

P4 521 HT
2800MHz
1 core
2 threads
800MHz FSB
1MB cache
Prescott


Celeron E1400
2000MHz
2 cores
2 threads
800MHz FSB
1MB cache
Allendale (i think)

both LGA775

System has 2GB DDR2 RAM
ATI Raedon x1650SE
HP DC7600 SFF.

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a b à CPUs
August 7, 2012 1:14:11 PM

Celeron wins hands down! Make sure you check your mobo's CPU compatibility, it may need a BIOS update or not support it at all (more likely with it being an HP)
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a c 117 à CPUs
August 7, 2012 1:17:07 PM

I try it and see if it works.
a c 117 à CPUs
August 7, 2012 1:34:34 PM

The chipset supports the CPU, i think i need to upgrade my BIOS...
a b à CPUs
August 7, 2012 2:27:16 PM

The chipset supports it, but it doesn't mean the motherboard will...
a b à CPUs
August 7, 2012 2:41:25 PM

You need at leased an intel 945 chipset to use a dual core chip like a pentium d.

That celeron is much much newer its more like a core2duo.

A 945 board like the one in your HP with the newest bios should work.
a b à CPUs
August 7, 2012 3:50:12 PM

Most OEM's *** on the offical support lists and lock their OEM motherboards to only support a select few. As in the case of the HP the last bios was updated in 2006 to add support for Intel Pentium 4 Processor microcode for F34, F41, F43, F44, F47, F49, F4A, F64, and F65 steppings.
a c 117 à CPUs
August 7, 2012 4:01:03 PM

Ah pieces of ****, doesn't work, guess i have 2 spare CPUs (the other being a Celeron D 360), thanks for the help everyone.
a b à CPUs
August 7, 2012 4:12:11 PM

The real bummer is that hp uses a funky mobo.. so you cant even get a cheapo or ebay board to upgrade the computer with.