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The Semprons spanned three different sockets that I recall, so that name covers very different designs.

I had a pair in a dual socket A board at 2 Ghz...the HSF's were really small compared to what we're used to now, and I think they underestimated the thermal demands, though I never saw over 51 C from them.

I skipped over the others toward the first X2 chips...still hot, yes, but good value (especially at that time the motherboards were much cheaper than Intel counterparts).


Have you considered pushing your current CPU to your Dad and upgrading yourself?

Yeah I have, but right now I do not have the money for a good i5/i7 build
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Yeah I have, but right now I do not have the money for a good i5/i7 build
I empathize....I can barely spare the cash for blank media
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I empathize....I can barely spare the cash for blank media
Haha Yeah well I got plenty of DVD+R's, because a company I bought from delivered 50 roll's of 100 because some error had occurred when I bought them Oh well they didn't want them back...
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post #24 of 49
50 100'S!

Now THAT'S my kind of mistake!

Setup a table and sell some...you'd be able to afford an upgrade then
post #25 of 49
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/106?vs=118
The Athlon II X4 620 beat the Core i3 530 in some tests and win in others so considering what your dad would be doing an Athlon ll X4 would be cheaper for about the same performance.
    
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/106?vs=118
The Athlon II X4 620 beat the Core i3 530 in some tests and win in others so considering what your dad would be doing an Athlon ll X4 would be cheaper for about the same performance.
Yeah well he won't be using 4 cores, so the X2 would be plenty...
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post #27 of 49
Good point Black Cerberus, seems to be nearly the same price as the X2 proposed, but about 50% more performance.

A VERY close match, overall, to the i3 proposed, though the i3 may have better single thread speed (a gamer's preference there).
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So what about this?



I dished the cooler, because I won't be overclocking it...
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post #29 of 49
If that Mushkin is DDR2 (800 or better)....1.8v

Then that's good.
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If that Mushkin is DDR2 (800 or better)....1.8v

Then that's good.
It's DDR3?

EDIT: yeah omg my mistake... gonna change the ram to some DDR2
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