FAQ & Section Info
Intel Core 2 Duo
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor was developed to meet the insatiable demand for increased performance from PC users running multiple intense software applications simultaneously. In the office, PC usage has changed from data entry and word processing to e-Commerce, online collaboration, and an ever-increasing need for continual security and virus protection. The Core 2 Duo series represents the high-end of LGA775 dual core performance. Core2 Duo LGA775 chips were faster than predecesors even though many had reduced clock rates. Intel achieved this by investing heavily in a new architecture with better speed and less power use, all at lower clock rates. If you have an LGA775 based P4 or Celeron and were interested in going to a dual core, this is the CPU class you'd choose.
Intel Pentium D Processors
The Intel Pentium D processor was one of Intel's first attempts at consumer dual core chips. These processors delivered new levels of performance that, when using the right software, end-users could greatly take advantage of. A Pentium D could best be described as "like having two traditional Pentiums in one". But that is a slight exaggeration as even though there were two functioning cores, not all software applications could fully utilize those (especially games). The Intel pentium d really made the PCI Express interface a standard in video/expansion and created very strong buzz around the movement toward making all CPUs multi-core.
Intel Pentium 4
Intel released Pentium 4 processors for the LGA775 platform long after they had already been out and selling for the Socket 478 generation. The Pentium 4 lga775 CPU line was revolutionary at the time, but by today's standards would be considered fairly basic. These were all single core CPUs that definitely could pack a punch - with clock rates moving into the 3GHz+ ranges. Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 processors carried the previous generations of processors into the modern age with the LGA layout. These chips are still commonly used worldwide in applications where single core, 32-bit processors are all that can be utilized.
Intel Celeron D LGA775
The Intel Celeron D is the name for Intel's budget LGA775 desktop processor lineup on the LGA775 platform. Most Celeron D releases were single core, with a few Dual Core models also manufactured. The Celeron D launched for both 775 and S478, but this would really make its mark as the budget line throughout the LGA775 generation.
Intel's Celeron lineup for LGA775 processors represented their lowest cost (and also slowest) processor line. This lineup was replaced by faster and more advanced Celeron D chips after Intel overhauled them. The Celeron series was much more popular in the early days of LGA, however, in recent years more users have turned to power performance PC's over the old budget releases. Should I get an LGA 775 processor?
We do not recommend getting this line of processors if you are building a new system from scratch. However, if you already have an existing LGA 775 based system, and you are planning to upgrade your CPU then getting one of these is a good idea.Which model should I get?
We offer different choices depending on what you need.