Sempron CPU: Better than I thought


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ToolPackinMama

I just built a budget socket 754 sys for a penny-pinching person who was
NOT picky about performance, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised
by how fast the computer is! I will never sneer at AMD Semprons again.

BIOSTAR TForce6100 Socket 754 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD
all-in-one Motherboard [69.25 USD]

RAIDMAX xB ATX-528BP Beige Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W/20+4
pin Prescott ready SATA Power Supply [32.00 USD]

AMD Sempron 64 3100+ Palermo 800MHz HT 256KB L2 Cache Socket 754
Processor - Retail [99.00 USD]

Patriot Signature Series 256 MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Unbuffered System Memory: 2X = 512 MB [41.90 total]

SAMSUNG SpinPoint P80 Series SP0822N 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard
Drive [49.99 USD]

Second-hand CD-RW/DVD drive, FDD, Monitor, PCI Wireless NIC, ps/2 KB,
ps/2 optical mouse.

All told, under 300.00 USD, plus shipping.
 
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Michael-NC

I have a new PIB sempron 2600 that is supposed to overclock like mad and a
new biostar mobo sitting in the garage that I bought from newegg like 4
months ago. It was 100.00 for both. I may bring it to life tomorrow.
 
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ToolPackinMama

Michael-NC said:
I have a new PIB sempron 2600 that is supposed to overclock like mad and a
new biostar mobo sitting in the garage that I bought from newegg like 4
months ago. It was 100.00 for both. I may bring it to life tomorrow.
Go for it! :)
 
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Michael-NC

I'll tell ya, better then that. At the same time I bought that combo, I
picked up a socket 754 AMD64 3700 from newegg for 200.00 AND it came with a
Western Digital 80GB JB HDD Free! I got an Asus K8N-E mobo for under 70.00
to with it and that's what I'm running now. AMD is great for performance
bargains. I know that 754 is phasing out but I'll be happy with this combo
for at least a year and the price was right. Jeepers, the video card,
6800GT, cost more than the CPU and mobo!
 
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Tweek

I love the Sempron for basic computing. Basically an Athlon 64 with less
cache. I was curious as to why you used two 256mb modules rather than a
single 512.
 
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ToolPackinMama

Tweek said:
I love the Sempron for basic computing. Basically an Athlon 64 with less
cache. I was curious as to why you used two 256mb modules rather than a
single 512.
Habit? Nforce boards use RAM more efficently if there are two sticks...
or has that changed?
 
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Tweek

The memory controller is single channel and built into the cpu so as far as
I know it does not matter for Socket 754. The Socket 939 AMD cpus are all
dual channel so you would want to use a matched pair of dimms.
 
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sbb78247

Tweek said:
The memory controller is single channel and built into the cpu so as
far as I know it does not matter for Socket 754. The Socket 939 AMD
cpus are all dual channel so you would want to use a matched pair of
dimms.
your would be assuming correctly this time
 

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