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Intel Celeron 420


$50.00 Released April, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very low power consumption even under moderate-heavy load. Consistently cool operating temperatures even under heavy load. Very affordable, ideal for basic single-core needs or small media computers.

The Cons:Heatsink plastic clips can be difficult to lock into place. Multi-tasking makes the speed suffer noticeably.

The Celeron 420 is an entry-level processor, released by Intel in mid-2007. This single core CPU runs at 1.6 GHz, has 512 KB of L2 cache is 64-bit compatible. This product was originally released as a cost-effective way of obtaining 64-bit processing on the LGA 775 socket.

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While the Celeron 420 is a relatively inexpensive part, it has built-in functionality to improve media performance for audio and video. It’s also been engineered to be energy efficient, using a maximum of 35 watts. The general consensus amongst reviewers indicates that overclocking is not an issue, with users reporting 3 GHz overclocks. Those looking for a capable, inexpensive processor should find the Intel Celeron 420 more than acceptable.

Features

  • Single core processor
  • LGA 775 socket
  • 1.6 GHz clockspeed
  • 512 KB L2 cache
  • 800 MHz FSB
  • 64-bit compatibility
  • 35 w energy consumption
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • Idle States
  • Overclockable

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    Very low power consumption even under moderate-heavy load

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    Consistently cool operating temperatures even under heavy load

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    Very affordable, ideal for basic single-core needs or small media computers

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    512 KB cache is good for this price, and for Celeron

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    Receptive to overclocking, can reach speeds over 2.0Ghz

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    Temperatures remain low even while overclocked

Cons
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    Heatsink plastic clips can be difficult to lock into place

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    Multi-tasking makes the speed suffer noticeably

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