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I have an amd sempron 3000+ running at 2.0 ghz, should i upgrade to amd athlon or athlon fx? or would it just be easier to overclock it? it runs ok for most games just has trouble running quake 4 on higher resolutions.
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What kind of motherboard do you have.
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I have an amd sempron 3000+ running at 2.0 ghz, should i upgrade to amd athlon or athlon fx? or would it just be easier to overclock it? it runs ok for most games just has trouble running quake 4 on higher resolutions.
Definatly just OC it, Semprons are great.. How much cache is yours though? 128kb?
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Get cpu-z, post a screenshot. That'll tell us everything...alt+prntscrn...not much else to say.
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post #5 of 32
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actually mine has 512kb cache
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actually mine has 512kb cache
Err.. Then its not a Sempron.
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post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by Slayer2009
I have an amd sempron 3000+ running at 2.0 ghz, should i upgrade to amd athlon or athlon fx? or would it just be easier to overclock it? it runs ok for most games just has trouble running quake 4 on higher resolutions.
Your sempron is fine. The problem is your video card. The 9250 will barely play today's games. Try getting a GeForce 6600 or better off of Newegg, then you will see a MAJOR difference.
www.newegg.com
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this is the specs

Processor #1 : AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+
Code Name : Barton
Core stepping : n.a
Platform : Socket A
Clock speed : 1991.9 MHz
Clock Multiplier : x 12.0
Clock Multiplier : 166.0 MHz
Mainboard : First International Computer, Inc. K7MNF-64
BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD version 6.00 PG, date 01/24/2005
Chipset : nVidia nForce2 IGP rev. A2
Memory type : DDR-SDRAM
Memory frequency : 166.0 MHz
FSBRAM ratio : 1:1
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post #9 of 32
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and the ati radeon 9250 can play doom 3 on high
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post #10 of 32
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and it is a amd sempron just go to amd.com and go to processors then desktop sempron and the chart says 512kb
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