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Processor (celeron) worried question..!!

by wowmygoodness / July 15, 2005 3:14 PM PDT

Hello, I just bought a notebook with that being its processor, and now am having some serious second thoughts.

I know that the Celeron is for the "budget" users, and does not hold up too good when compared to the Pentium M.

My question is, the Celeron M Processor
is 1.50GHz/1MB Cache/400MHz FSB

and the Pentium M Processor 730 is
1.60 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB

To me it looks like its just a small difference. I mean, its just a .1 difference for the # of Ghz, and 1 MB for the Cache, etc.

What do these numbers mean anyway? Can somebody explain it relatively? Would a .1 difference in Ghz be that big?

If it would help, I'll be using my notebook for lots of multitasking, but just between word documents, internet, playing mp3's and small videos. I wont edit videos on it or anything, but will want to watch DVD's and download music. And for gaming, just want to play Sims 2.

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by wowmygoodness / July 15, 2005 3:15 PM PDT

oops, the processor I got with my notebook being the ''Celeron M 370'' one Happy

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by damasta55r / July 15, 2005 3:59 PM PDT

The cache and fsb is different. The cache won't make much of a diff. As for the fsb speed, it determines your multiplier, which determines your clock speed. So 1.5 won't make much of a difference to 1.6. Usually if you customize a notebook, you can upgrade to a 1.6 for little $$$. The main difference is the features. The 370 lacks certain features that the Pentium M comes with. BTW, good luck playing sims 2, i believe you need a direct x 9.0c compatible gfx card. Now the gma 900, which proabbly comes with your system supports it i think, but ppl had problems with it.

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by wowmygoodness / July 19, 2005 2:14 PM PDT
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The system that I got was the based system of the Dell Inspiron 6000, but I just upgraded the processor from the Celeron 350 to the 370.

Now I know I should've bought the more expensive one, but hey.

Alright, so what other features does the Pentium have that the Celeron doesn't?

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I really don't want to answer that, sorry...
by damasta55r / July 19, 2005 4:01 PM PDT
In reply to: um

There's a website called google. You can search for the answer to your question there... But as you've already in grief, i'll answer it for you.
The main difference is enhanced speedstep which is only for centrino systems (not actually confined to that as it has migrated to desktops).

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep

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by wowmygoodness / July 20, 2005 6:58 PM PDT

Although I tried to understand that as much as I could, I generally got the idea.

Oh geeez, I should've just shelled out a $100 more just to get a Pentium M (you think?).

Alright, alright, thank you very much.

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