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hi im having a dilemma i want to get a gpu for my sempron rig but dunno what cards would bottl nck it? any advice? ty
post #2 of 14
Well for what?


Gaming, HTPC, server?
post #3 of 14
Is it unlocked? What do you want to use the PC for?
post #4 of 14
Get a nvidia gt - type card? Or just get any good single card and unlock to an athlon.
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it does unlock but iwanna see the prformace of just the sempron also for gaming ty
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it does unlock but iwanna see the prformace of just the sempron also for gaming ty
Then just use your current card and do some benching in comparison to your phenom then make the decision.
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I played through Mass Effect 2 with an unlocked Sempron paired with a 4830. Worked great. Were I you, I might pick up a used card in the 4850 - 5770 range, which should work great for a lot of games.
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If you will run the sempron 140 at stock speed, just get a 9500gt or HD3650.
anything faster will be bottlenecked unless the sempron is unlocked to dual or overclocked to 3.3ghz
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its a terrible CPU. I have mine unlocked and overclocked to 3.8 and it is just oh so terribly slow.

BC2 is ALWAYS in the 20's and other games have FPS dips all the time. E8600 solved everything I was having trouble with on the sempron system.
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its a terrible CPU. I have mine unlocked and overclocked to 3.8 and it is just oh so terribly slow.

BC2 is ALWAYS in the 20's and other games have FPS dips all the time. E8600 solved everything I was having trouble with on the sempron system.
I wouldn't say it is a terrible cpu....



BC2 really needs a quad to run correctly IMHO.Like a Q8200 or X4 640.

A unlocked Sempron 140 aka Athlon II X2 4400e is on par with an e7200. the reason the e8600 wins is because of the 6mb level 2 vs 2mb yet the e8600 is also much more expensive.
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