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post #51 of 66
Simply saying Semprons are crap should be taken with a grain of sand. They overclock very well, and retain nearly identicle performance. Maybe 6 fps slower, and a couple seconds slower, but those are menial. My sempron 2800+ got 2.4 ghz on stock voltage, that was 300mhz HT, that would beat a Athlon64 at 2.4 ghz when its at stock.
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No, it did not beat the 3000+ in any test except for straight benchmarks
Well then it's settled, since no one ever uses straight benchmarks to get an idea of how their computer performs...
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Hes looking for a preformance increase. He is not going to get one from spending $90 on a sempron clocked 270mhz higher than his A64.
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I have A 64 2800 @ 2.53 with 1.75v but its 130um core. Semprons are 90um and use less voltage but downside is the 256KB L2. So should I get, will I get a better overclock because the fact that it uses less voltage and leaves more voltage options for me?
Money is obviously a concern for him, as well as it is most of us. Otherwise he would get a rediculously priced processor. He's talking about getting a SEMPRON. No one ever said he had to pay $90 for one either lol. But you have to remember if he gets too new with a processor chip now he has to upgrade his motherboard as well.

He is also posting in an OCing forum so I take it for granted that he may want to overclock. A Sempron is better than what he has for that.

Bottom line, he asked about Semprons, so I'm giving him my opinion.
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If you read the whole thread, he posted links to the Sempron he wanted that were about $95.
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Ok this thread is going nowhere. You obviously are dead set against Semprons or just advising him to get a cheaper maybe used one.
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post #57 of 66
I have no problems with Semprons. The problem is that people want him to buy a $95 CPU that will give him little or no increase in preformance.
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dude don't touch semprons cmon now, get a amd 3000 instead of course athlon.
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post #59 of 66
i agree with you that he should not get a sempron if he wants it for high frame rates but i think that if he wants a high % OC then a sempron is a good choice. or if he wants to get the most out of really cheap stuff then a sempron is a good choice. in this case i think he should keep his athlon but i just don't like it when people count semprons out from the beginning and say eeewwwww never buy a sempron.
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i agree with you that he should not get a sempron if he wants it for high frame rates but i think that if he wants a high % OC then a sempron is a good choice. or if he wants to get the most out of really cheap stuff then a sempron is a good choice. in this case i think he should keep his athlon but i just don't like it when people count semprons out from the beginning and say eeewwwww never buy a sempron.
I never said that, but keep in mind you can build a higher preformance/dollar 939 A64 than a s754 sempron.
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