Celeron D 3.2GHz or Dual Core 2.0GHz

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

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:

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.

This utility will give the proper CPU ID and much more info about the CPU and ram installed in your system.

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

What does it say in the BIOS?

I would update to the latest release.