First we would like to thank Overclockers.de thank you for the temporary placement of a Celeron 366 @ 550, because of this piece is good in this review while we're on the subject would be, that when overclocking a Celeron 366MHz with. Basically here is to be expressly pointed out that these are based measures of performance improvement at your own risk damage to the processor or the motherboard itself here are not always excluded but back to the Celeron. As everyone knows by now, this type of CPU is one of the most overclockable processors that are currently available in the market the reason is the excellent tolerability of the Celeron CPU to increased tension, which of course requires a very good cooling.
We have here again the overclocked Celeron 366 Celeron 500 and a standard Intel Pentium III 500MHz and made towards the program Winbench of ZDNet and CpuMark99, also from ZDNet, tested the new 3DMark2000 is given to using.
The big difference between a Celeron and a Pentium is declared relatively quickly when the original Celeron lacks the L2 cache and the cartridge, with the former probably should be weighted. By omitting the cache, the costs of the Pentium II are drastically reduced and a new type of processor was born: the Celeron unlike the Pentium III Celeron missing then also add the issue, which also leads to a reduction in speed.
By increasing the Front Side Bus (FSB) from 66 to 100 MHz and its fixed multiplier of 5.5, the Celeron 550 MHz achieves his, cooling is achieved by means of an Alpha cooler (with YS Tech fan 60x60x25), the processor without much difficulty so far cools that overclocking the CPU remains without consequences. As a test system came with me a ASUS P3B-F and a V3800 TNT2 graphics card, also from ASUS and 128MB SDRAM.
Due to its good overclocking the Celeron processor is a welcome at all is made, where the money is for a real Pentium II or III to shame due to the rapid development in the CPU market, one could install virtually every month a new calculation engine in his PC, only to up-to-date to be.