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Is it worth putting a DTR chip in a Lanboy UT?

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January 29, 2005 10:39:43 PM

Yogi's plans so far

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">DFI "LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb"</A>for the MOBO 105.00
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?DEPA=0&de..." target="_new">AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 1MB L2 Cache</A> for teh chip 148.00
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">Teh thermal paste</A> 5.99
<A HREF="http://www.nexfan.com/evmacop3p4am.html" target="_new">Heatsink fan</A> 14.99

any one have any ideas? I might... *MIGHT* get some new ram as well.


<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail </A> I might get this chip instead, for the fan and that it is a PC chip, and may be less of a hassle.

Would the extra price and hassle of the AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor for DTR Notebook be worth the extra performance?
January 30, 2005 3:54:33 AM

You think the slower chip will be faster, because it has more cache? Nope, it aint. You gona lan with that boy? The heatspreader is a good plan. The DTR is for DTR this time.
February 4, 2005 12:41:28 AM

A few things I need to consider:

1. VERY few reasonably priced HSF-s are advertised for 754. Since I am not the most knowledgeable person on the web, and I keep my searches to "754 HSF". That is what I came up with under 40 bucks. I saw others between that one and the $40 HSF-s, but it was the same exact design.

2. I can always grab another HSF after purchase.

3. Not too worried about overclocking. I will start overclocking the chip once it ceases to perform to my satisfaction.

4. I am working with a budget. I have 300 bucks, with S&H included, to make my decisions.

5. After further review, I have decided against the DTR unit, and am getting a 3100. I am not interested in dealing with all the issues involved. (Fragile chip, lack of heat spreader, need to modify HSF to fit)
February 4, 2005 5:06:47 AM

You aren't thinking sempron are you? They cost the same as the 2800, and are the same, except they have 1/2 the cache disabled and no 64 bit registers (also disabled). Why pay the same for less?
If you are not OCing, or only a mild OC, the stock hsf on the A64s are great.
I have a s754 3200, running @ 2.45ghz, with the stock hsf. Even under 100% load 24/7, my temps have never gone above 52c. My enermax psu has a very large bottom fan, which is important.
February 4, 2005 10:03:23 AM

I don't have the sides on my case. That tends to negate heat issues for me.

As for chip, gonna go with the $150 AMD 64 3000+ from newegg.

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