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Thread: Sempron or P4?




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    Default Sempron or P4?

    i have two p4 computers, one1.8 ghz and one 2 ghz, with quite crap graphicsby modern standards (radeon 9600 and fx5500 respectively) i would like to know what is better value- upgrading the socket 478 and agp or going for pci -e and sempron? bearing n mind i aready have mobos andhave a very limited budget?
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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    A Radeon 9600 isn't that bad, but anyway...

    I'd say that the P4s are so old and so slow that it's just not worth it to stick anything better than a 9600 in them. But why do you feel the need to go with a Sempron? Go for a socket 939 Athlon 64 system. It's not that much more expensive for the performance improvement.

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    yeah.. its just that iv heard good things about the sempron 3300 - custom PC said its "fine for gaming" and only costs 80.
    surely its a bargain then?

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    I suppose, but I wouldn't see much reason to go for one unless you're really strapped for cash. You can't get them Semprons in socket 939 (unless you're a major OEM, such as HP), and getting a socket 754 system just kills upgradability.

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    fair enough - and ive just seen some cheap(ish) athlon 64 3000s
    you've put me on the path of righteousness again. thanks

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    change of plan - opterons instead!

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    Even better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    You can't get them Semprons in socket 939
    I've got to stop posting at 4:00 AM.

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    Default Re: Sempron or P4?

    Change of plan AGAIN! - cant get opterons.

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