How's the new Celeron OC'ing going?

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Reason I ask is that I bought one of the SOyo Dragon Lite / Celeron 2Ghz combos from Fry's this evening, and it smokes! :) I mean that in a good way, of course, LOL. I changed the FSB to 110 from 100 and BANG! Celeron 2200Mhz, just like that, so far it's rock stable. I gotsta get me some benching and monitoring tools now, so I'm off, but I just was curious what kinda mileage you guys have been getting on these things!

thanks!

DMA
 
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even better news! I just swapped the FSB to 133 (533Mhz Quad) and bam! 2.67 Ghz at default voltage, not a problem in the world. NICE! :)

DMA
 

EKAtBzboyz

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do they even have willy/northy core celley's??

id say that is a pretty good overclock
wont be as good as p4 in benchmarks though, you will find out when you run them
but sitll nice oc
 
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From hte reading I've done today, all the Celerons 2.0ghz and above are Northwood Core. Obviously performance won't be what a P4 is, given that the celeron has only 128k of cache as compared to the 512 that a p4 has, but for the price, the performance is flipping awesome. I mean hell, I got the board and CPU for $159, with a $10 MIR, and I got to recycle my 256MB Nanya PC2100, plus gain RAID (Which rocks, and I'm using it with a pair of matched 10 gig 7200 RPM IBM's :) and the ability to do an easy upgrade once the full-blown P4's hit a reasonable level.

I'm sure it's not even close to "top of the pile", but it's hella faster than my 750Mhz Athlon was, and for the price, I'll take that ;)

DMA
 

rogue1979

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The Celeron 2.0GHz is an awesome overclocker, but as far as being a good deal I am not sure, it is your decision.

Refurbished socket A motherboards are $39-$55 shipped at newegg with a raid and a warranty. The 1600+ Athlon (AGOIA stepping) is $54 shipped and will hit 1800MHz.
For as little as $93 shipped you could absolutely smoke a 3.0GHz Celeron and use your old PC2100 to boot.
 
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well it's no threat to the P4, but if you haven't got a lot of cash and need *respectable*, if not magnificent performance, the Celeron *IS* a decent CPU. Coupled with my Geforce4 i haven't found a *single* game or app that didn't see a huge improvement over my old Athlon 750.
 

Assimilator1

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Nice friendly demeanor THUGSROOK
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So has anyone else overclocked the P4 Celeron?
 

batotman

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My one week old Celeron 2ghz does 2.67 out of the box at stock voltage. Just set the FSB to 133 and Bang! Its not as bad as everyone says but P4 it ain't. Its pretty awesome for everything but 3dmark2001. I think it plays my games fine, RTCW and NOLF! I'm actually selling it as I found out I'm gettin a p4 2.8 for xmas. I want $75 shipped for it. batotman@ckt.net
 

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Originally posted by: THUGSROOK
the P4 celerons run like cr@p ~ dont bother

The new Celeron does do one thing well and thats media encoding, be it Divx/Xvid or mp3 encoding(check out this link). Just overclock it it 3Ghz+(which most 2Ghz Celerons will do)and it will hang with a 2.8Ghz P4 or XP2700 in the above tasks.

 

Assimilator1

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Whilst the P4 Celeron compraes badly to the P4 & Athlon XP's it is still nonetheless a fast CPU & fast enough at many progs.
I guess its a good way to get your foot into the P4 platform ;)
 

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Originally posted by: THUGSROOK
the P4 celerons run like cr@p ~ dont bother
Yup!
Just pay alittie more and get P4 1.8A and try to overclock it to 2.4Ghz(133FSB) it would run much better then a P4 celerons
 

Zap

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"a little more" for a 1.8A means around $60 more. That can be substantial for some people. IMO the Celeron is suitable in performance for it's price range compared to other Intel chips, plus someone can have a fully functional machine while waiting for the money to buy a better CPU - kinda like buying a KT400/Nforce2 board and using it with a Duron 900. Got that upgrade path down pat.

I think I got a better deal than DragonMasterAlex. *NEENER NEENER* I was at Fry's on Monday and picked up an MSI 645E Max motherboard with an OEM Celeron 2.0 for $99. The motherboard uses the 645DX chipset (official DDR333 and FSB533) and supports FSB to 200 in 1MHz increments and minor voltage boost. I have the CPU POSTing at 3.2GHz (160FSB) at 1.625v using a borrowed Intel 1.6A retail box HSF. Not quite 100% stable as is, but I'm sure with a better HSF I can run 2.66-3.0 stable.
 
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well you definitely got a better deal than I did, LOL! See what I get for buying a month earlier? Anyway I've got mine rock stable at 2.9; it boots at 3.0, but just barely. I think the limitation is my RAM, though; it's just Hyundai PC2100.

Oh well, it's good for the time being, and when I see the P4's drop to a reasonable range i'll most likely scoop one up, but for now, this thing still rocks for the price! :)

DMA
 

Zap

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Hey, your deal isn't too bad. Think of the extra amount you paid as going towards the RAID card.
 

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