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here's an old benchmark I had in my photo bucket. It's at 2.6 here beating the FX 55
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Thats a bandwidth test. Lets see a 3dmark or pcmark or even some gaming ones.

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Originally Posted by the hundred gunner

I've seen Athlon 64 vs Sempron benchmarks. Even with higher clocks, the semprons cannot compare to A64s, especially in gaming. The Sempron OCed had a huge amount of bandwidth but wasn't able to perform close the the Athlon at all.

Edit: Besides, a 2800 @ 2.53 isn't bad at all. My CPU does everything and it's the same thing only at 2.37. Don't upgrade it unless you're doing like video editing/encoding or something like that.
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I have no way to compare graphics benchmarks since I would have to have an FX laying around. If you can find some scores from the FX with my graphics card then I'd be glad to post some 3dmark scores
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the only problem i have with semprons is that they don't support cool'n'quiet which means you can't change the voltage in the bios but i got it to work with a pin mod which are even more fun i think. i really don't think the L2 cache makes THAT much of a difference especially when you can get the semprons for so much cheaper on newegg at least they were around $60 when i bought mine. i went with the sempron because when i wen't into the computer shops here and asked for prices they said that if i could get any 64bit chip for $60 then i should buy 20 and sell the rest.
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A 64 > Sempron

Only get them for budget builds
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
Only if its like, a 3700 Sempron

I say get atleast a 3200 Venice. Semprons are great budget chips but I wouldn't touch one for OCing.
Bah! My sister's Sempron 3300+ overclocks beautifully. It's no San Diego, but it hit 2.7 just fine.
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i have my 2600+ which is 1.6Ghz stock at 2.2Ghz and as soon as i get my new PSU in the mail i'll be goin much higher as high as possible. i definatley recomend semprons if you want a high OC, not necesarily the best performing in games but the numbers look good with things like folding, superPI, and sisandra. i love showing people how i get a $60 chip to get better scores than the expensive chips.
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Thats a bandwidth test. Lets see a 3dmark or pcmark or even some gaming ones.
Yeah, exactly. I see you quoted me... I'll have to find that web page. The bandwidth of the Sempron was way above the A64, but in gaming the A64 got around 75FPS while the Sempron got 30ish or something like that.
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Eww semporons are worse than celerons and both are terribad
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the only problem i have with semprons is that they don't support cool'n'quiet which means you can't change the voltage in the bios but i got it to work with a pin mod which are even more fun i think. i really don't think the L2 cache makes THAT much of a difference especially when you can get the semprons for so much cheaper on newegg at least they were around $60 when i bought mine. i went with the sempron because when i wen't into the computer shops here and asked for prices they said that if i could get any 64bit chip for $60 then i should buy 20 and sell the rest.
What are you talking about? That made no sense. I can change my voltages just fine, no pin mod. We're talking s754, not socket A...(??). Also, no one in their right mind should try to use C&Q with overclocking. Turn it off.

I have an A64 2800 and a S64 3100. I use the 3100 for gaming because it goes to 2.7, where the 2800 gets up to 2350...a 2800@2.53 is GREAT compared to a Sempron 3100. It'd only be worth it if you could get 2.8+ out of the Sempron.

I say keep the 2800@2.53 until you can get a better chip at your store.
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