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Upgrading from Sempron 2600 to Sempron 64Bit 3400+

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February 8, 2007 10:39:30 AM

Hi guys,

Im running a Sempron 2600 on a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M
Ive found an AMD Sempron 64Bit 3400+ (2.0Ghz) Socket 754 for about £42 and am considering upgrading.

Is it worth the effort \ cash or should I just leave it till the end of the year when I will probably get a new machine?

What is involved in the upgrade? Will I have to flash the board?

Thanks

Don
February 8, 2007 10:48:27 AM

At this point of the game it's absolutely not worth the upgrade. Have you considered Over clocking? for that much money it's not worth it. There are Dual-core processors that are selling very very close to that price that your about to pay already out in the market. Like the Athlon X2 3X00 and the Allendale 4X00 Processors, there are Pentium too but never make a mistake of a Pentium.

Should also say never make the mistake of Semptron or Celeron ever again.
February 8, 2007 11:42:00 AM

Not worth the upgrade.

Save the money for when you get a new machine.

Alternatively - how much RAM do you have? If it's >1Gb, that £42 would be better spent on memory.
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February 8, 2007 12:00:29 PM

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Not worth the upgrade.

Save the money for when you get a new machine.

Alternatively - how much RAM do you have? If it's <1Gb, that £42 would be better spent on memory.


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February 8, 2007 12:36:17 PM

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Thank ye kindly!
February 8, 2007 12:53:12 PM

Not worth the money expended.
February 8, 2007 1:08:22 PM

Quote:
Hi guys,

Im running a Sempron 2600 on a Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M
Ive found an AMD Sempron 64Bit 3400+ (2.0Ghz) Socket 754 for about £42 and am considering upgrading.

Is it worth the effort \ cash or should I just leave it till the end of the year when I will probably get a new machine?

What is involved in the upgrade? Will I have to flash the board?

Thanks
Don

Staying within a tight budget, an Athlon64 3000+ or 3200+ performs better and (don't know why) is sometimes cheaper than a high end Sempron like the 3400+. I'd look for something like that instead.
February 8, 2007 1:25:04 PM

Quote:
At this point of the game it's absolutely not worth the upgrade. Have you considered Over clocking? for that much money it's not worth it. There are Dual-core processors that are selling very very close to that price that your about to pay already out in the market. Like the Athlon X2 3X00 and the Allendale 4X00 Processors, there are Pentium too but never make a mistake of a Pentium.

Should also say never make the mistake of Semptron or Celeron ever again.


Saying their very close to the £42 is a bit Naive of you. The cheapest dual Core in the UK is the D820 and that's £65. For an x2 3800+ you're looking at ~£100 and for an E4300 it's more like £120.

And one more thing, Semprons are actually very good CPUs! Or they were until dual core came down in price.

My advice to him, don't upgrade.
February 8, 2007 1:31:56 PM

You can buy faster Athlon64 for less money.
Athlon64 are less expensive and are faster than the Sempron CPUs. The AMD PR sux, don't let it to confuse you: an Athlon64 3000+ (2GHz 512kB L2) is faster than a Sempron 3400+(2GHz 256kB L2).
February 8, 2007 7:36:57 PM

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You can buy faster Athlon64 for less money.
Athlon64 are less expensive and are faster than the Sempron CPUs. The AMD PR sux, don't let it to confuse you: an Athlon64 3000+ (2GHz 512kB L2) is faster than a Sempron 3400+(2GHz 256kB L2).

I am terrified by the thought that I will die without knowing why it happens.
February 17, 2007 7:09:28 AM

Hi people,

Thanks for the replies.
I was kinda hesitant to get the cpu in the first place.

I'll leave it for now and get a new computer later in the year.
In the mean time I'll start looking at overclocking guides to find out how to safely overclock my machine.
February 17, 2007 11:36:41 AM

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You can buy faster Athlon64 for less money.
Athlon64 are less expensive and are faster than the Sempron CPUs. The AMD PR sux, don't let it to confuse you: an Athlon64 3000+ (2GHz 512kB L2) is faster than a Sempron 3400+(2GHz 256kB L2).

I am terrified by the thought that I will die without knowing why it happens.

If i remember AS Level economics correctly as supply goes up, price goes down.
February 17, 2007 11:40:10 AM

VIA chipset; the worst ever. However, you can get a good HTT 225 out of it and send your sempron to 1.8GHz and if you're lucky like me, even a 250HTT by dropping the HTT multi to 3X for a total of 2.0GHz, but nothing more for sure.
February 18, 2007 1:08:14 PM

Just curious, why do you want, or need upgrade?
February 20, 2007 7:52:17 AM

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Just curious, why do you want, or need upgrade?


cos my email is really, really slow. ;o)


Ive tried some video processing and it took ages.
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