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

Yogi's plans so far

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-136-147&depa=1" target="_new">DFI "LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb"</A>for the MOBO 105.00
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?DEPA=0&description=19-103-444&ATT=Processors&CMP=OTC-d3alt1me" target="_new">AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 1MB L2 Cache</A> for teh chip 148.00
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-126-003&depa=9" 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?description=19-103-486&depa=1" 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?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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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