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Sempron 140

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November 26, 2011 7:02:48 AM

hello...
im planning on building and mainly just for HTPC and for everyday use for internet and this are the specs:

mobo: GIGABYTE 880gm-ud2h
cpu: semrpon 140
ram: 4gb ripjaws cl9
PSU: OCZ MODX 500w
HD : 2x500 caviar blue

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any comments and suggestion that i need to change? thanks

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November 27, 2011 12:54:51 AM

kubain_00 said:
hello...
im planning on building and mainly just for HTPC and for everyday use for internet and this are the specs:

mobo: GIGABYTE 880gm-ud2h
cpu: semrpon 140
ram: 4gb ripjaws cl9
PSU: OCZ MODX 500w
HD : 2x500 caviar blue

Quote:
any comments and suggestion that i need to change? thanks


For +/-$20.00+ US you could get an Athlon II Dual Core with a significant increase in peformance and somewhat better graphics. You could unlock the Sempron's second Core, the GA 880gm mobo has the capacity to unlock and overclock the processor, but there's no guarantee it will work safely for a normal lifetime, they say Semprons are Athlons II with a locked deffective Core, so unlocking it is not guaranteed to last or perform the same as an Athlon II Dual Core...

Besides, that's a good performance motherboard and can handle a much better processor, I would suggest a 3 or 4 Core Athlon or even a Phenom, but at the very least a dual core Athlon II 240 for some $20 bucks more. The rest is all a cool selection of hardware.
AMD Sempron 140 2.70 GHz VS AMD Athlon II X2 240 Specifications
December 3, 2011 6:43:29 AM

gotcha... thanks! :D  the athlon might be much better with the same wattage,,,
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