Celeron D 3.2GHz or Dual Core 2.0GHz

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#1

I have 2 processor chips: a Celeron D 3.2GHZ and a Pentium Dual Core 2.0GHZ. I’d like to know which would be better out of the 2, especially for gaming.

The mobo i have is a Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX series on 775 socket.

Any thoughts please


#2

I would definately use the 2 GHz Pentium Dual Core. It is based on the new “core” technology from intel and will be faster than the Celeron D, while consuming less power. Also, it is a dual processor while the Celeron D is a single core.

Hold onto the Celeron in case the dual core Pentium is not compatible right out of the box and you need to do a BIOS upgrade on the motherboard.

Go here for BIOS downloads and other updates for your mobo:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/support/downloads.aspx


#3

Thanks. The Dual Core was already installed in system anyway. Celeron D is from old PC. One thing i’m confused about though is that my system is saying that my processor is a Core 2 Duo E6850 @3.00GHZ and is also stated when using driver agent to check my drivers. Even though the Intel Processor Indentity utility stated that the processor is an E2180.


#4

This utility will give the proper CPU ID and much more info about the CPU and ram installed in your system.
http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_144.zip


#5

Thanks for that. It confirmed i have the E2160 processor but still confused why showing up as E6850 in device manager


#6

What does it say in the BIOS?

I would update to the latest release.