April 18th, 2000, 09:27 PM
Which should i buy, celeron566 or 550E fcpga for same price?
I have seen both for about the same price to me in the UK. Which performs better after being oc'ed i cant make up my mind after reading the firingsquad reviews. Which do u think would do better. I have the cas2 pc133 ram, and so I would expect the 550E to do 730mhz (5.5*133) and the celeron to probably do (8.5*100). Which is better, a 730 p3, or a 850 celeron?
Bear in mind it'll be used primarily for games, and various applications secondarily.
Thx for the help.
April 18th, 2000, 09:29 PM
wait, it's the same price??
Here we have a 566 Cel FCPGA for 150 and 550e for 200$ (this is from my memory)
April 18th, 2000, 09:33 PM
Definitely the 550e. The Cel II are VERY unimpressive! They can overclock REALLY high but it doesn't mean squat if it performs the same as a lower clocked PIII (Cu). One web site had a Cel II 566@901 and it performed maybe a little better than a PIII650e!! The only thing you can say if you bought a Cel II 566 is that you didn't pay too much for it and you are running at 800MHz+. But if you want performance I would go with the 550e. You should be able to hit 750+ with a 550e.
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April 18th, 2000, 09:37 PM
The 550E has probably the same potential as the celeron 2 with much better performance.
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April 18th, 2000, 09:38 PM
Dont ask me how, or why, i think a typo on the website maybe, but i've seen them both for 129pounds, ex vat, thats 150inc basically.
If i can get them at these prices, which d'ya reckon? http://cgi.www.demon.net/cgi-bin/www...ricelist_r#CPU
(if u want to look, its a UK shop)
April 18th, 2000, 09:39 PM
In fact, I just bought one Cel II 533 at 120.
It seems that 150mhz is the limiting factor of most mobo/video (unless you have a Via chipset)
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April 18th, 2000, 09:44 PM
I've got good quality ram, micron 128mb rated 2-2-2@133 PC133. I figure there's a good chance the ram will do possibly into the 140's. That'd mean around a 750 p3, what would be the limit on the celeron, and overall which would be better d'ya reckon? My board is a Bx6 revII, and a tnt2m64 video card (which i've run fine at 83mhz before).
April 18th, 2000, 09:47 PM
Since that celemines are new, we don't know what it can do with extremem cooling. A site has taken the 566 up to 950mzh with standard cooling, just raised the voltage.
myself, B/K, and Jopey each has ordered one today, we will let you guys posted.
April 18th, 2000, 09:48 PM
Your ram and your AGP will be the limiting factor with a BX mobo. You'll probably have no problems with your ram running your FSB at 140 but your AGP will be at 93MHz! I don't know if your TNT will be able to hold out, but you can test it out by running it at 1/1 on a 93 MHz FSB.
April 18th, 2000, 10:08 PM
I'm planning on a globalwin FKP32 and IWILL slotket2 with some thermal compound. What do you reckon the celly could hit on that? I basically reckon 133*5.5 would be the p3, 730mhz. Do u reckon the celly will go much above 850??? And presuming i use the celly at 850 and the p3 at 730, which is actually better!?
April 18th, 2000, 10:27 PM
If you are using programs that are very cpu-intensive, like 3d games, Celeron will fall behind just a little.
this is a review of both Cel II and coppermine at the same clock speed. Worth reading.
April 18th, 2000, 10:34 PM
I have C2 566 BH6 with Abit SlotketIII,,
Rock solid 850 at 1.5v..
I Had it at 913 and 1.6v but I was getting an occasional lock-up...
This is with a pretty generic K6-2/3 heatsink/fan..
CPU stays around 95-105 F...
I plan on trying to get the temp down a bit and trying to get it stable at 900+..
If I could have had the 550e for the same price I paid ($156) I would have bought it in a minute..
"If it works it's not overclocked!"
April 18th, 2000, 10:36 PM
Well done, glad to hear a Cel II owner...
April 18th, 2000, 10:37 PM
you know you might get more out of the Cel II if you have bettering I.E. Alpha would be nice.
April 19th, 2000, 01:22 AM
Like LaoChe said, your M64 TNT2 might crap out on you.
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