Hey, Celeron can go from 200mhz to more than 1 ghz You should focus a bit more on what you're talking about.
I'm using a [email protected] Celeron. Pretty sufficient. Don't loose some time discussing about 500 or 700 is better, they don't even sell less than a Duron 800mhz. Really not worth discussing this here.
i had been running a celeron 900 on a bx chipset board and had no problems with any dscaler option (including greedy hm) however i noticed a decrease in performance when i swapped out to a via chipset board using the exact same cpu and memory.
I have seen a few posts where people seem to get more out of the processor when it's installed in an motherboard with an Intel chipset. The BX boards used to be the thing to have, now the newer 815 or 820 seems to be just as stable.
I see and hear a lot of stories both for and against AMD. On the for side is that you get much more bang for your buck, but on the negative side is that you do hear of niggling little problems with incompatabilities.
While there are many happy HTPCers with AMD based systems I think you are safer sticking to Intel. Things like stuttering DVD playback just don't seem to come up as often.
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