Hi there I read somewere that the new type Celerons were made out of the same die as new p3 but with half of the cache disabled dose anyone know if this is true and if so dose any one know how to enable the rest of the cache?
The celeron's have always had less cache memory (this is why they are so slow), part of the reason being when the Pentium chips are tested, any which fail the cache tests have their cache size reduced and rebadged as celeron's.
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Intel hasn't done a whole lot of changes with the celerons. They finally bumped the fsb from 66 to 100mhz with coppermine core and 128k cache just recently because intel wanted to promote more PIII and P4 processors than their lower cheap line models. These Celerons are ok for older bx chipset boards as an upgrade option as long as the 1.65-1.7 volts is supported and seen in the bios. But, because of Intel's lack of major innovation on their lower end scale of processors, AMD's Duron processors definitely deserve the title "Celeron Killer".