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Just wondering what would give me the best performance...

Sempron64 2800+ running at 2.3Ghz, 512 Corsair Ballistix running at 240Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

Sempron64 3100+ running close to 2.6Ghz with 512 of Kingston Value at 192Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

Sempron64 2800+ 2.3Ghz, 1GB Kingston Value at 192Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

They all cost about the same so it's just for better performance in games.

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Just wondering what would give me the best performance...

Sempron64 2800+ running at 2.3Ghz, 512 Corsair Ballistix running at 240Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

Sempron64 3100+ running close to 2.6Ghz with 512 of Kingston Value at 192Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

Sempron64 2800+ 2.3Ghz, 1GB Kingston Value at 192Mhz, FSB 288Mhz

They all cost about the same so it's just for better performance in games.

Thanks

Dude, I would go with a Sempron 2800+ only because it is an insane overclocker, some people have hit 3.2 on chilled air with that CPU. I would buy the 2800+ and get some good overclocking ram, either BH-5 or TCCD.
 

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That's cool except I'm on a budget so which one that I posted. The gig of value or the 512 of somewhat good stuff?
 

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That's cool except I'm on a budget so which one that I posted. The gig of value or the 512 of somewhat good stuff?

Get the one gig because the performance will be much better then one 512. You can always run the value ram on a divider to overclock. Good luck.
 

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When looking at the Sempys... watch the "cache" and if I recall correctly the 2800+ has 256 as does the 3100+ but the 2800 will easly OC and be the best value.
Not OCing then the 3100+
1g of RAM with either.
 
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The 2800+ is a beast. I can boot into windows all the way up to 2.5Ghz, but I get random lockups. P95 stable at 2.4Ghz, but still a few lockups. Right now I'm at 2.3 waiting for the AS5 to cure. Hopefully I can get 2.4 then, if not I'll reseat the HSF. Go with the 2800+ for sure.

For the RAM, go with the Ballistix. Then when you get some more cash, and/or need the extra RAM, you can get a second stick of it.
 

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The 2800+ is a beast. I can boot into windows all the way up to 2.5Ghz, but I get random lockups. P95 stable at 2.4Ghz, but still a few lockups. Right now I'm at 2.3 waiting for the AS5 to cure. Hopefully I can get 2.4 then, if not I'll reseat the HSF. Go with the 2800+ for sure.

For the RAM, go with the Ballistix. Then when you get some more cash, and/or need the extra RAM, you can get a second stick of it.

Very good point on the RAM...
Get 1 now same later
 

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It also depends on what games you are playing. A lot of newer games, especially most of the fps games will require 1 gig or more of ram to run smooth. I run my 3.6 intel @ 4.5 24/7 and can see a difference in gaming between 1 gig and 2.
 

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It also depends on what games you are playing. A lot of newer games, especially most of the fps games will require 1 gig or more of ram to run smooth. I run my 3.6 intel @ 4.5 24/7 and can see a difference in gaming between 1 gig and 2.

Debatable. I play COD2 and my load times are great. I'm in before almost everyone else all the time, and I don't get any hangups when opening or closing the game. No doubt an extra gig would make it even better, but I'm doing just fine with 512.

It's only games that weren't optimized before they were released, or are very texture heavy that require morer RAM (ie. BF2, FEAR).
 

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I don't want to play BF2 or FEAR. So is the 512 Ballistix the best option?
 
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