The Sempron 2400+ is cool...
I just put together a computer with the following specs:
Legend Radeon 9800SE 128Mb 256-bit
512Mb DDR400 Generic Ram
80Gb PATA WD, 8Mb Cache
I was gambling on a couple of things here. The first one was that i would be able to soft-mod the 9800SE into a 9800Pro card. The second was that the sempron 2400 would be any good.
Well both the gambles paid off. I successfully moded the 9800SE. Went from a 3dMark03 score of 3445 (not modded) to 5565 (modded). Im going to start overclocking it when i get the arctic silencer in the mail...
Basically the sempron is performing a lot better than what i thought it would. It is actually comparable to my athlon 2500+ barton when not overclocked. It runs at a mear 39 degrees idle!! This is big news for AMD because the chips (in my experience) generally idle around 45-55. I overclocked the sempron from 166 ro a mere 172...it was all it could handle without producing errors. I did a 12 hour stress test with prime95 on this overclocked setting, with stock cooling, and at the end it was sitting on 50 degrees!!! That is very very cool ion my experience for stock cooling...
Basically im wondering if anyone else has a sempron that runs very cool, and if they have had success overclocking theres any further than a mere 60Mhz!! (6Mhz x 10.0)