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 07/06/2005 02:46 PM
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I am trying to build my first computer for approximately $500. When choosing a CPU, I found the Athlon XP and Sempron, but can't really find any differences. I see that some are Socket A and some are 754.

I would appreciate any advice on choosing a CPU (or tips on building the rest of the computer).

Thanks
 07/06/2005 07:23 PM
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if going for new PC go for at least 754 or if money can spare get the 939 (that can support dual core later on once thay are cheaper)

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 07/06/2005 08:33 PM
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QUOTE(Quickener @ Jul 6 2005, 10:46 AM)I am trying to build my first computer for approximately $500.  When choosing a CPU, I found the Athlon XP and Sempron, but can't really find any differences.  I see that some are Socket A and some are 754.

I would appreciate any advice on choosing a CPU (or tips on building the rest of the computer).

Thanks
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Ok , athlon xp and semprons socketA cpus are similar. The main difference between the two, with a couple of exceptions, is that xps have barton cores (512k cache) whereas semprons are Thoroughbreds (256k cache).

All run at 166MHz clock except the xp3000 400fsb and the xp3200(200MHz clock).

The other exception is the socket A sempron 3000+, which has a barton core.

Socket 754 semprons run at 200MHz clock.

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 07/08/2005 12:11 PM
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If you get a Sempron get the socket 754 model, I would recommend this http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16819103485' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16819103485

It would do you very well, and its faster than any of the Athlon XP series and Semprons.

If you need help choosing you can PM or make a post and id be glad to help you.

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