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Old 12-26-2004, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Athlon xp 2600+ or sempron 3000

What is better?

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Old 12-26-2004, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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xp 2600+ because the sempron is like duron, its the "workstation" cpu. from AMD's "budget CPU" selection.

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Old 12-26-2004, 08:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually Sempron's ARE Athlon XP's I do recall, only a certain few use the 64bit core

So I would say it would be a tough call and leave that up to the rest

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Old 12-26-2004, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the sempron 3100+ uses a socket 754 platform and uses a 32bit version of a athlon 64. Xp's are a great all round processor and they peform well in games, applications, and multimedia. The sempron however is far superior to the celeron D as shown here:,00.html

The sempron has more cache and higher bandwidth than the celeron.
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Old 12-26-2004, 01:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sempron (Socket A) only have a 256k L2 cache - unlike the normal XP Barton's 512k. I would go for the 2600, assuming it's the Barton @ 333mhz fsb. Actually, you could save even more money and get the 2500 barton, which isn't much slower, and then overclock the crap out of it.
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Old 12-26-2004, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, don't be tricked into getting a Sempron, unless you want a proccesor that will run cooler and is less expensive than the Athlon, although you are sacrificing performance for price.

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