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Intel Celeron Dual Core E1500
7.4 out of 10

Intel Celeron Dual Core E1500

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Overall 6
6.0

It was better than the 1.6 single core celeron

John G., Newegg
28 April 2014
  • Summary: This made the computer nearly twice as fast and gave it multicore capabilities. Yeah, it's old but at least it's do able, dropped it into a Dell 530s that shipped with a 1.6Ghz cpu. No way to upgrade the MoBo and not a lot of choice out there for processors that will work.
  • Pros: Dual core 2.2Ghz, took windows 7 from a 3.7 to a 5.4 on cpu from a 1.6Ghz Single core Celeron. Worked in a Dell inspiron 530s.
  • Cons: Old tech. . . price vs performance is low.
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Overall 10
10

Cheap, Cheerful, and Capable

Matthew B., Newegg
5 April 2011
  • Summary: I've had one of these running in a HTPC since mid-2007, and see no reason to upgrade. It's really just plain solid.
  • Pros: * Runs cool. In spite of the quoted TDP of 65 watts, real-world TDP seems to hover around 30 watts lower. * Easily fast enough for 720p HD video playback. It can grunt through 1080p, but works best when paired with a graphics card to take some of the load off. In a pinch, this is a really swell p...
  • Cons: * No hardware virtualization restricts its utility in running virtual machines. * The hobbled quantity and associativity of L2 cache makes a noticeable performance difference compared to a Core 2 Duo, or even a Pentium Dual Core. On a clock-for-clock basis, this can be up to a third slower in hea...
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Overall 8
8.0

Speedy and Cheap

Clyde M., Newegg
11 February 2010
  • Summary: I feel like intel strips features out of processors in order to keep higher prices on better performing chips. I have a feeling that they all cost about the same to produce. This is just my assumption and is not based on any evidence.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Dual Core Workhorse! I'm sure that if I ran a specific benchmark test, that this would loose to my 2.1 GHz core 2 Duo machine, but just using the devices, I can't tell a difference. It came with a heat-sink and fan. You just can't beat that.
  • Cons: No virtualization support. Although I was able to get Windows 7 running in VMWare fusion, but neither XP nor Vista would load.
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Overall 10
10

great for a cheap HTPC

Alicia G., Newegg
10 February 2010
  • Summary: used in my wife's PC for playing WoW.
  • Pros: they are cheap and they OC well... nice and stable... with a 2.8GHz OC they are pretty snappy
  • Cons: limited somewhat by the low L2 cache... but still good for movies and basic stuff...
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Overall 8
8.0

No Processor

John D., Newegg
8 February 2010
  • Pros: computer processor missing
  • Cons: Tere is no celerpon processor just a fan in a cheap box
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Anonymous, Newegg
4 February 2010
  • Pros: Fast, Easy Install, Shiny :D
  • Cons: None that i can see.
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Overall 10
10

See Below

Anonymous, Newegg
27 January 2010
  • Summary: At the moment this chip is 49.99, which is the same price as the celeron E3200 above. Unless your motherboard can only support a 65nm processor, there is no need to spend more on a lesser processor than the E3200
  • Pros: N/A
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 10
10

Good CPU for a low price.

Jack C., Newegg
24 January 2010
  • Summary: Much better than the 1.6gHz single-core Celeron 420 I originally had. Now running W7 x64 with 3 gigs of RAM alongside this CPU with no issues.
  • Pros: Dual-core 64bit CPU for 50 bucks. Swapped out my old Celeron 420 for this in under ten minutes with no problems.
  • Cons: The stock cooler has a plastic no-screw mounting system that doesn't fit in the motherboard I have. I used my previous heatsink and fan to cool this CPU with no problem, so 5 eggs anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0

Everything Expected

Anonymous, Newegg
12 January 2010
  • Summary: Lost 1 star for being slower than expected, but gets 4 stars overall for meeting my requirements overrall.
  • Pros: Price Quiet, low profile fan Produces very little heat, no aftermarket cooler needed Uses very little power Excellent for a HTPC with onboard GPU
  • Cons: Slow...I mean REALLY slow (appears to be slower than the 5 year old AMD64 dual core it replaced)
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Overall 10
10

Awesome bargain cpu...but...

Anonymous, Newegg
6 January 2010
  • Summary: I built a new system 3/1/2009 using this cpu and a gigabyte P43 based motherboard with the intention of upgrading the cpu when better 45nm duals and quads with vt got much cheaper. I gotta say I have been very impressed with this CPU. It was a great purchase.
  • Pros: 65nm dual core for under $50 shipped... the actual cpu power used is well under 65w, it stays nice and cool with it's stock cooler (for a stock cooler, that is), the hsf is not very noisy at all for a stock cooler, the multiplier is open from 6x to 11x... the particular CPU I got actually runs at...
  • Cons: The CPU only has 512KB total L2 cache, that kinda stunts it's performance some... it does not support intel VT which is needed for 64 bit VMs and also windows 7's XP mode... the hsf has a quiet but slightly annoying ticking sound when being speed-controlled (it is the 3 pin non-PWM type), and the...
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