Which Processor Should I Use

notdun

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I have an AOpen AX45-533 (533MHz FSB) Motherboard with 1GB PC2700 DDR RAM.

I have the choice of
1. P4 2GHz 400MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache or
2. Celeron 2.2GHz 400MHz FSB, 128KB Cache

The computer will be used for
1. Business applications ie. Office 2003, FrontPage 2002, Accounting package
2. Burning DVD's and CD's
3. Games including Age Of Empires, Empire Earth etc

I have been given the option of either processor for the same cost.
What should I take?
 

Spitfire_x86

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Get the P4. It's way better than Celeron 2.2 GHz

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CrystalSea

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of course Pentium4 processor
Pentium4 Prescott 2.4A is better
with 533MHz FSB and 1M L2 Cache

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xeenrecoil

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heya notdun

This will be self explainatory so i will just list prices.

Pentium 4, 2.0Ghz(400Mhz FSB) = $112 US
Pentium 4, 2.26Ghz(533Mhz FSB) = $113 US
Pentium 4, 2.4Ghz(533Mhz FSB) = $115 US

Do you see where im going with this yet?

Your motherboard will support the 2.4ghz CPU at 533Mhz FSB, so why are you wasting your time on a slower obsolete CPU that costs the same as one that is way way faster?

Say the following with me "pricewatch is your friend" very good.

<A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com " target="_new">http://www.pricewatch.com </A>

Have a nice day.
 
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Good point especially since he already have PC2700 and the motherboard.I dont see the point in getting a 400mhz CPU

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