Hello! Wow, these forums are still alive?! Like unbelievable! Anyhow, I returned for a moment because I have a bit of business to take care of.
I own a computer that has an Intel D101GGC motherboard. Today, it still does. It's CPU socket is 775 LGA.
The first thing I found out, which still seems to be very common, is that when anyone tries to install a Core 2 Duo CPU, there's simply no result. The Intel website does break down detail as to what CPU's and RAM is supported.
Intel explained that my D101GGC main board supports a handful of Celeron D, Pentium 4, and dual-core Pentium D CPU's. But the socket type still has to be 775 LGA. I don't think it'll bother to post a link about this motherboard despite that everyone else has a motherboard different from mine, but this is an example of how you get simple support.http://www.Intel.com/p/en_US/support/hi ... ds/d101ggcCeleron D 351
is a single-core CPU that people believe runs on low power. Default FSB is 133.33 MHz and contains a mandatory 24.0X multiplier, resulting in 3200 MHz frequency. At least two things I clearly noticed was a total jerkiness of most DirectX related graphics, plus it worsens when gaming over a long period of time. Even Flash animations were also jerky. Another thing I noticed is that this CPU is also stressed out when trying to play movies at 60 frames/sec. Another thing I couldn't stand is my fan over the heatsink that always ran loud and high! On a Windows 8, this CPU's Experience Index rating is about 4.1
on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9.Pentium D 945
is supposed to be part of the Pentium D series presented after Celeron D and before the Core 2 series. It's dual-core, 200.0 MHz of FSB, and uses two different multiplier values between 12.0x (on low power/resting point) and 17.0x (maximum performance), outputting 2400 MHz to 3400 MHz respectively. The Pentium D 945 is one of the highest-ranked CPU's that the D101GGC motherboard is able to run based on the information I researched on the Intel website. I read that the higher models are around 950/960. I bought this 945 processor to replace and upgrade out of the Celeron D 351 I had before. It was able to handle 60fps videos a little bit better and most Flash animations also improved dramatically which I was pleased. It didn't seem to lag as much either, that's another plus. This also allowed my heatsink fan to relax a little bit as long as the CPU kept its multiplier at 12.0x as part of its low-power/resting point, I like that, too. On Windows 8, this pulled about a 5.0
Experience Index rating.
And there you guys have it, my brief input in comparison between an Intel Celeron D 351 and a Pentium D 945 processor. If there is anything else you people have noticed based on performance between these two processors, jot it down here. To keep this thread clean, please, no AMD, Core 2 Duo, or i3/i5/i7 comparisons here as I already know the answers to them all.NOTICE!
As with all motherboards, it is important to research your motherboard, to understand which components are supported and which can cause potential damage! If you are unsure, contact your motherboard's manufacturer. You are responsible for all purchases and damages while under the influence of any information presented here.