Celeron D Power Consumption

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I'm assembling a budget system. A primary concern is power consumption (my current AthlonXP system performs much as a space heater in my office). So, I look at the socket 478 Celeron D's at Newegg.com and notice that the boxed package of the 330 has a vCore of 0.956-1.052v, while the OEM package has a vCore of 1.25-1.40v. I checked the CPU finder on the Intel site and only found docs for the 1.25-1.4v CPU (stepping C0 and D0, which consume 73 Watts!). Does anyone know if the 1V version is for real, and how much power it uses?
 

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Since you already have a Socket A platform to work with, consider a Mobile Athlon XP <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-440&depa=0" target="_new">2200+</A> or a <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-439&depa=0" target="_new">2400+</A> both are conservatively rated for 35W at 1.35V and are respectively priced at 79 and 91$.

Those are extremely versatile chips, they are known for their incredible overclocking potential and will most likely tolerate a .15 to .2 <b>under</b>volt without any problems.

As for the 1V 2.6GHz Cellies, I don't think that one of those would be worth it as they are within the price range of the 2400+ and can't compete with the full blown 512K of L2 the Mobile Athlons have.

Unless you can get your hands on a free Socket 478 motherboard, the 1V 330 Celeron will end costing you twice as much as dropping a Mobile XP in your current motherboard.

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I will be keeping my current AthlonXP system in tact for other uses, and may well put a Mobile AthlonXP in there to keep the heat down (good idea Sid). I'd like to know how much power the 1V Prescott Celerons use before putting another system together though.
 

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I thought it might be an error on Newegg's part - until I did a Google search for "1.052v prescott celeron". A number of vendors appear to be selling the 1V Celeron Ds (in socket 478 form).
 

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Don't be put off the Cel D so easily. They don't run that hot at all. AMD might be cooler but not by noticably much.

I have a 320D 2.4GHZ 478 1.3V (up to 1.4V and 10% lower to 1.17V)(It was Intel sealed boxed when I bought it) and have overclocked it to 3019MHZ with standard cooling - 50'C full load (ambient temp of 30'C)(hav'nt even bothered to go higher- no need, specs allow OC to 3733MHZ), and it runs great even without increasing Vcore. (Vcore set at present 1.278V).

I recently checked out a website, will have to find it again, and comparison tests between the prescott Cel and equivalent semprons showed that the Cel beat the semprons in all tests except for small margin in some games. They even beat the equivalent northwood P4's in some tests.

I'll have to find the website that the tests were carried out, otherwise some people won't believe me :)

Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against AMD, there a good chip too, but the new Prescott Cel's can't be compared against the old.

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