I have a pretty good understanding of processors, but what is the difference between the Celeron M and just the Pentium M? Which one should I go with?
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12/5/05 at 5:27am
Originally Posted by egalus
The speeddifference between a Celeron M and a Pentium M with same clockspeed normally is lower then the measurement error, except when you use code that can totally be holded in 2mb cache while it can't stay in 1mb (most normal programs are much larger than 2mb so this most of the time does not make any difference).
In regard to laptopruntime a P-M is much better than a Celeron-M if the cpu-load is not near 100% all the time cause the P-M can downclock and lower the voltage when it's not fully used, the Celeron-M can't, he is using almost all time full power.
I myself bought a Dell with Celeron-M and got a cheap P-M from ebay (P-M on ebay are much cheaper than the $add you have to pay for the upgrade on most build to order systems), pinmodded it and now have a 2.23Ghz P-M for ~120$ more. At dell I would have had to pay 170$ more to only get the 1.7ghz P-M.
Originally Posted by DELL_DUDE_B120
does the celeron m and the pentium m utalize the same socket? if so would it be possible to switch out the cpu in my Signature below for a pentium m?
Originally Posted by Keane3
Dell doesn't offer the pent M as an option for the B120 (although it does for the B130), so I'm not sure if it would be possible. If it was possible, it seems like dell would offer the M as an option.