AMD sempron 2800+

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mooo, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    I was wondering what the difference was between the amd athlon XP+ and the sempron. I have a new sempron and trying to put it in my asus A7N8X-E but it isn't booting. I was wondering wheer i need to check to see if a bios upgrade is needed or something.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    1) the major difference is 256kb of cache
    2) you probably do need a bios update.
     
  3. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    thanks :)
    I will put in old cpu into the box and do it from there..
    you rock dreamliner77!!!
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    They're also moving (if not already moved) to s939.
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    nope, the semprons (except the 3100) are all socket A barton based.
     
  6. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    the 3000+ and the 3100+ are s754
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Yeah, AMD really screwed with their naming convention.

    The higher speed Semprons are brain dead 64 Bit, socket 754 cores in a smaller geometry process. The intent is to eventually make the 754 the mid-low range product line replacing the Athlon and Duron Socket A chips that are more expensive to manufacture.
     
  8. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Sempron = rebagded barton/thouroughbred - which core you get is pure potluck as I recently found out after building a batch of 15 Sempron 2400's
     
  9. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    im sure i heard from somewhere that the Semprons are the replacement for the Durons. So basically a cost effective solution for comuter builders, a little like the celerons of intel :)
     
  10. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    i kore i think that is exactly what they are, budget cpu's to run against the celeron, not much good but for the net and office products. i would't buy one if you want to game, create music or anything intensive.
     
  11. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    can i add the current specs of my computer:

    Sempron Skt A 2800+
    Shuttle FN41 Motherboard
    1024Mb Crucial PC2700 Ram
    160Gb Hitachi Deskstar

    I can create music and hi-res image editing, as well as some video editing with relative ease. I have also been able to play Quake 3, Warcraft, Half Life 2 etc fine. They may be budget CPUs but i would say that they are much better than there closely related celeron cousins. Very competent CPU :)
     
  12. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    dammnit lancer! :p

    Sempron = rebadged athlon xp with either barton or thoroughred core. thats all.

    its not inferior to celerons. Just as good as your Athlon XP for gaming and creative work
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    sure they are.... hehe... lets see how long this thread gets now...

    AMD SUX!

    GO INTEL!!

    i really dont care but i bet people get real pissed and post this thread all day...

    :devious:

     
  14. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    hahaah think you can get the text any bigger? :D
     
  15. LeeJend

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    Guys you really need to check facts before you post.

    Note: High speed semprons are socket 754 like I said above.

    http://www.adamant.com/parts_or.asp?GotoID=PARTS&Category=CP&menu=PARTS

    Sempron 2600+, Retail with heat sink and Fan, 3 year warranty $89.76
    Sempron 2800+, Retail with heat sink and Fan, 3 year warranty $100.69
    Sempron 3000+, Retail with heat sink and Fan, 3 year warranty $116.15
    Sempron 3100+, Socket 754, Retail with hsf, 3 year warranty $139.59
    Sempron 3200+, Socket 754, Retail with hsf, 3 year warranty $151.80

    PS You can get the font bigger, lol.