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September 19, 2007 12:43:25 AM

Hey everyone,

I am needing to upgrade a few components on my comp. and was looking for some advice. I am already upgrading my 512mb of memory up to 2GB of DIMM 2700 333 MHz RAM. I am also running the m/b I put in when I build the comp. which is a Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Ultra w/ a Via KT 400 chipset.

I have found where it says I can put up to an "AthlonXP 3000+(Barton,.13u)" processor or a "K7 Sempron 3000+" processor in it.

It has been a while since I have been into this stuff so any comments on these processors or if you know of another I could use that would be better please let me know.

Also, what is the manufactures clock speed of these processors?

Thanks.

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September 19, 2007 12:52:56 AM

alright, if you buy a socket a chip your gonna pay a premium because they don't make them, Im assuming this xp3000 or sempron 3000 are a little north of 100 dollars , also ddr2 memory is cheaper than ddr so your gonna pay a premium for ddr , now if you already have to buy a processor and your upgrading your memory why not do a smart upgrade to a x2 be2350 or pentuim 2140 (about 80 dollars ea.), 2gb dd6 667(about 100 dollar avg), and your only extra cost will be for a new mobo(a 690g(amd) or 650i(intel) will cost you about 80 dollars,), you will have spent about the same amount of money trying to upgrade a antique. Put that thing out to pasture, and put you dollars to work, recon is all about bang for buck, and against waste.
September 19, 2007 12:55:18 AM

It would probably be best to build a new system then to pour money into aging components TBH. A $40 AM2 athlon 3000+ would beat both cpus easily.

I haven't seen any socket A cpus on the retail market for a while, so you might have to check ebay, btw the Athlon XP 3000+ is faster than the sempron.
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September 19, 2007 1:06:14 AM

If you find an AthlonXP 2500+ (Barton Core) you can overclock it to 3200+ speeds (2.2GHz).

September 19, 2007 1:29:56 AM

Dude just build a new system. Why not give us a budget of about how much you can spend and we can give you some ideas..........I have an old socket A barton 2500+ in my garage....;-)
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September 19, 2007 2:10:27 AM

Ahh, the good ol' Athlon XP. I got a XP-M 2600+ or 2800+ in my HTPC. It's still chugging away.
September 19, 2007 2:23:33 AM

I had my 2500+ over clocked to a 3200+.......not sure what I am gonna do with it now....
September 19, 2007 2:41:45 AM

I have a XP 2000 in it now? Would I even be able to tell a major difference between it and the 3000 or something like a 2500 like caamsa was talking about? Is it worth my time and trouble?

And to answer all of your questions, I probably will build an entire new system in a year or so when I finish college and get some more substantial income.

Thanks.
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September 19, 2007 2:42:43 AM

caamsa said:
I had my 2500+ over clocked to a 3200+.......not sure what I am gonna do with it now....



Yeah, I know what you mean. I plan on sticking my E6600 in a new HTPC when I upgrade to Penryn next year. But depending on the Nehalem news, I may just wait until that is released before I upgrade my current PC.
September 19, 2007 3:21:36 AM

ghennis said:
I have a XP 2000 in it now? Would I even be able to tell a major difference between it and the 3000 or something like a 2500 like caamsa was talking about? Is it worth my time and trouble?

And to answer all of your questions, I probably will build an entire new system in a year or so when I finish college and get some more substantial income.

Thanks.


In short: no.

I have a 2600 as a secondary. Just surf some online shops and look at the prices of new low end CPUs and mainboards and you will see yourself.
September 19, 2007 3:43:34 AM

It probably cost less to replace the mobo, proc and memory with new parts anyway.

Athlon X2 3800+ $64
GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX $60 - (integrated gfx but has a pci express slot for future upgrade)
1 GB DDR2 800 RAM ~ $40

vs

Athlon XP 3000+ - $73 (found on ebay)
2 GB DDR 333 - $110 (newegg)
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September 19, 2007 3:49:10 AM

turboflame said:
It probably cost less to replace the mobo, proc and memory with new parts anyway.

Athlon X2 3800+ $64
GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX $60 - (integrated gfx but has a pci express slot for future upgrade)
1 GB DDR2 800 RAM ~ $40

vs

Athlon XP 3000+ - $73 (found on ebay)
2 GB DDR 333 - $110 (newegg)

By all respects, Do what Turboflame says!!! I wouldn't hope to think your trying to save a dead horse here. Please do yourself a favor and upgrade to the latest "cheap/budget" system.
September 20, 2007 12:42:10 AM

turboflame said:
It probably cost less to replace the mobo, proc and memory with new parts anyway.

Athlon X2 3800+ $64
GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX $60 - (integrated gfx but has a pci express slot for future upgrade)
1 GB DDR2 800 RAM ~ $40

vs

Athlon XP 3000+ - $73 (found on ebay)
2 GB DDR 333 - $110 (newegg)
See that was i was trying to say.
September 23, 2007 2:22:13 AM

So what was the conclusion?
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