I recently traded my Abit BX6 with a AOpen AX3SPRO mobo, running the same PIII500E CPU. I never tried to oc this one, though I did with my 300A which I ran at 450Mhz. Now, been away from the CPU scene for awhile, I wonder... Should I buy a Celeron 1Ghz or a PIII 1Ghz for my AOpen mobo? Obviously, the PIII is much more expensive here and probably better, but I was wondering if the Celeron could be easily oc to perform as a PIII 1Ghz? That would save me 'round $150... Anyone?
YOu would have to overclock the Celeron to 1333MHz!!!! That's not going to happen! That's right, in demanding apps, the Celeron scores about 30% lower than a PIII with the same bus speed. Actually closer to 25%, but in order to get the Celeron to run a 133MHz bus, it would be at 1333, which is impossible. A more direct comparison would be a Celeron 950 overclocked to 1266@133, which is still impossible.
As far as overclocking, you best bet is the 700@933/133. This overclock is relatively easy, and the processor is only $92 on Pricewatch. The 700, when overclocked to 933/133, performs the same as a 933. And beets all Celerons, even the new 1100, by a wide margin.