A friend of mine is upgrading his system soon and he gave me dibbs on his Sempron 3000+ and mobo for really cheap (possibly $40 to $60 canadian). As of now, I have a P4 clocked at 1.6Ghz with 256Kb L2 cache with an HP oem mobo. For one thing, my P4 does not support DDR memory, only ancient pc100 and pc133 ram.
These are the results of the two processors head to head (although I used a Sempron 2800+, oddly enough with 256Kb of L2 cache, the 3000+ having only 128Kb, iSandra didn't have a 3000+. The P4 is EXACTLY my own. I even did the test and the values matched):
So, his cpu, the Sempron 3000+ has only 128Kb of L2 cache while my P4 has 256Kb. Then again Sandra shows the Sempron being almost twice as fast. If I switched my P4 for his Sempron, would I have a decrease in performance? Plus, would DDR compatible mobo/cpu setups be compatible with pc100 and p133 ram sticks? I only plan to keep them temporarily. (the ram)