Reviews and Problems with Intel Celeron Dual-Core G550
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Pamela Adams, Amazon
5 March 2014
Summary: I bought this CPU for $43, and I was blown away about how fast the little guy went. I've built computers with the latest i5's and I barely see a difference between them. Though it is a good budget processor, I would not recommend paying much more than $50 bucks for it - shame on those sellers trying to sell it for over 70.
Summary: It's a great deal on a processor that has good computing power, built-in graphics, and low power consumption with resulting low heat production. All around this is a very good home theater / web surfing / low end gaming CPU. A good option if you want to build a computer cheaply now, but leave room for upgrading in the future.
Summary: Built a machine for a friend with this. Had always been brought up to think Celeron = Crap, the G530 and G550 have changed my opinion. For low powered machines for modest use these are hard to beat. You won't be gaming at 1080p or 1440p but for HTPC, Office, Home Server etc. they're perfect.
Summary: The processor was reasonably priced and fitted into the motherboard perfectly. It is has preformed faultlessly since. My only moan concerns the cooling fan supplied which is very noisy. The noisy fan is the only reason why I did'nt give a 5 star rating.
Summary: Rebuilt two old desktop PCs for my children, one was a P4, the other a D805, both were unable to cope with Windows 7. The rebuilds, which use budget Z77 motherboards and Celeron G550 processors run Windows 7 64bit Ultimate like a dream, supporting their latest Indie games with the G550 on-board graphics alone. I chose the G550 over the G530 as there was only £1.50 difference!