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    celeron good enough for DAW?

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    i've been using p2 for a while now and am think of upgrading to a more powerful computer. it will be used for all recording and playback. my concern is whether or not a celeron processor is a wise choice. with a lower cache and bus sizes compared to a pentium, i want to be sure it's going to be able to handle the work i give it without any lags. anybody had good or bad experience with the celeron?

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    Not a wise choise.

    The fact (not opinion) is that at this moment the best choice (in price/perfomance) for a DAW is P4 HT.

    No more than half an year ago AMD might have been a better choice. But after 2,4 GHz, Pentium is a better choice. In future when 64bit OS:s arrive, AMD might take the lead again.

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    Stick with the regular P4. Forget the celeron.
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    Celeron is the slower budget version of a Pentium.
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    Originally posted by Goodall
    Celeron is the slower budget version of a Pentium.
    Yeah for realz. Your CPU power gets used up so quick by the smallest applications and it very slow at processing which can become a bother when editing real-time music.

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    Celeron is not great to intesence applications such as audio and video.
    P4 runs faster and cooler.
    Most applications do not support Celeron.


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    Like everyone said - don't get a celeron if you have a choice.

    Prescott (the new Intel chip) was just released, but it's performance doesn't shine over the latest generation of P4's. A good buy right now is the P4 2.8GHz 800MHz CPU. Also, the AMD64 chips pack brute force for about the same $$$ as that P4 chip - no, there are not any 64 bit apps yet, but the AMD64 chips are very attrative none-the-less.

    If you getting an DAW today, look into those CPUs.
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    Originally posted by DJXodus

    P4 runs faster and cooler.
    Most applications do not support Celeron.

    Faster, but definitely not cooler. And if an application supports a Pentium 4/3/2/1, it will support any AMD processor, and a Celeron.

    But yes, a Pentium 4 would be a better buy. Although an AMD Barton 2500+ is not a bad buy at all when paired with an Nforce 2 board and dual channel DDR ram.

    The Pentium shines in video applications but Audio is pretty much in the air unless optimized for either processor extnesions.

    What you should worry about more is the hard drive that you are purchasing since the hard drive is hands down the things that bottlenecks performance more.

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    Pentium is the best in my opinion
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    Originally posted by sleepy
    What you should worry about more is the hard drive that you are purchasing since the hard drive is hands down the things that bottlenecks performance more.
    Good point. I definitely recommend the WD Raptor HD - the only non-SCSI 10,000 rpm HD available at the moment. It connects via SATA, so make sure your mobo supports that.
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