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August 8, 2011 8:32:49 PM

whats better a 3.0 ghz p4 or a 2.7 sempron...have a choice on either the asus with pci express with 1 gig of memory with windows vista or a p-4 with agp 8x with 2 gigs of ddr memory. both have a hd 2400 256 video card

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August 8, 2011 8:49:19 PM

I hope they are dirt cheap or free, because you're talking very old tech at this point.
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August 8, 2011 8:56:12 PM

travismontana said:
whats better a 3.0 ghz p4 or a 2.7 sempron...have a choice on either the asus with pci express with 1 gig of memory with windows vista or a p-4 with agp 8x with 2 gigs of ddr memory. both have a hd 2400 256 video card


what socket is the amd processor variant..


if its a 939 or 940 series go for that then buy cheap a x2 dual core processor or higher processor.
the p4 agp will proberly be socket 478 which is old and AMD will beat these with the right chip

sempron im sure will be quicker as its a new socket etc
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August 8, 2011 10:22:58 PM

the amd is a am2 socket and the p4 is a 478
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August 9, 2011 1:20:24 AM

Pentium will lose to any or most AMD CPU, There's this bench mark that toms hardware released about 16 CPU, 1 core test/bench and AMD lost to nearly all intel CPU except it win over Pentium... AMD mostly lost to all Intel CPU but it owned Pentiums so i'd go with the sempron... Pentium is seriously slow these days
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August 9, 2011 5:35:15 AM

Ok, now I know... Sempron.

it runs DDR 2, is cheaper and faster than DDR and the p4, can be cheaply upgraded to a dual core or later on go for a quad core - search ebay... make sure your motherboard is specific chip upgradable by looking at the website.

The p4 will be a prescott which is a dog, socket 478 with agp is so out of date i wouldnt even bother.
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August 9, 2011 5:50:20 AM

I wouldn't go with the Sempron. The Sempron was a budget AMD chip designed to compete against the Intel Celeron. It replaced the Duron which was the previous AMD budget CPU. Go with the P4.

With all due respect to Hellboy's opinion the P4 can still generate usable performance in single thread applications.
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August 9, 2011 3:02:05 PM

AFAIK, there are no AM2 2.7GHz Semperons, they top out at 2.3GHz with the Sparta core.
There is a 2.7GHz AM3 Semperon but I doubt that is what you are looking at.
Probably you are mixing up the model number (2800+, 3200+, 3500+, ect.) with the clock speed.

Regardless, I would defiantly recommend the AM2 system.
Socket 478 is 100% dead and finding RAM and AGP GPUs for it will be a major (and probably expensive) PITA.
The AM2 system, on the other hand, could be quite easily upgraded with a more current PCIe GPU, more DDR2 RAM or a new CPU (make sure to check the motherboards support list).

As with the above, if you are paying for either of these systems think long and hard before buying.
Both are seriously outdated and are worth next to nothing..
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August 9, 2011 4:11:28 PM

well they are free and the wife is getting a new one in a month, but the am2 was being sold for 100 dollars, but its a ivy8 motherboard with a am2 sempron motherboard is a mzn68-la from HP. not an am3 but an am2
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