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Budget just got tighter... Semprons are good, right?

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Well, as you may know I'm trying to get this computer sold, and try something new. I'm really not decided on what I'm going to do: Spend all the money I get from this computer on another one, or get a budget rig and pocket the profit.

How overclockable is the Sempron 3000+? Stock 1.8 GHz, and I'm getting this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813138266

I don't need miracles, but I want to be able to play games for a few years. I figure, with PPUs rumored to take a hell of a lot of load off the CPU/GPU, the fact I'll have a gig of ram and a decent gfx card, the sempron shouldn't hold me back much. Right?
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I dont think the sempy's are that bad, you should be fine especialy as much as u upgrade.
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Semprons are VERY overclockable. I got my uncle's to run at 2.4 perfectly stable and I think it can get further.
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Semprons are not that bad actually... A Sempron 64 2800+ @ 2.15 with 512MB of RAM (running at 265MHz 3-3-3-8) whooped my P4@ 3.3GHz with a gig of PC3200 runing at 200MHz 2.5-3-3-6. But Sempies OC very well, but that motherboard will probabally oc 150MHz (if not at all), if you are lucky.
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The 2800+ with an 8x and 3100+ with a 9x have the highest cache of 256 where as all the others have 128.
    
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