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Old 04-21-2006, 01:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Socket 754, so no dual channel. Slick_Tech15's advice is good advice.

The CoolerMaster PSU he recommended will be plenty of power for your system.

After you get all of that done, you may want to look into getting a full-fledged CPU. The Sempron you have is basically a gutted version (with 1/4 the onboard cache). You can get an OEM Athlon 3400+ Newcastle for $147, or $156 with different stepping.


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aaviel, your mobo doesn't support dual channel since you have a socket 754 mobo. any 1GB (preferably non-generic) stick of ram will do. try to match it with the timings of your current 512mb ram stick. run cpu-z and it will tell you the timings of your ram. i would suggest the following powersupply.

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Old 04-21-2006, 06:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks for all the help guys.

I don't think I am going to upgrade my processor though, maybe I will just wait a few more months and upgrade my whole motherboard. That way I won't have to worry about going to s939 later on down the road if I just buy a better s754 processor.

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