The only currently available Socket 754 Sempron, the 3100+ model benefits from nearly all architectural enhancements of the Athlon 64 with the exception of 64-bit capability and some cache - with an integrated memory-controller, Hypertransport-I/O as well as features like Cool'n'Quiet, Enhanced virus protection(Execution prevention/NX) and SSE2-support, it is clearly superior to any Socket A processor, especially if you consider the fact that upgrading to an Athlon 64 simply require you to change the processor while keeping motherboard, memory, etc.QUOTE
1. Intergrated memory controler, exactly what does this mean? is there a FSB to Sempron 3100+ skt754 ?
Just like the Athlon 64s, the Sempron 3100+ has no FSB as it is based on the same architecture.QUOTE
2. BIG deciding factor, Is the multiplier unlocked for Sempron 3100+ 754's ?
Same as with all other Socket 754 processors:
It's partially unlocked which means lower
-than-default multipliers are accessible('unlocked'
while the higher
multis are *locked*
The only processors that are completely unlocked(lower AND higher multis) are the Athlon 64 FX
3. I have seen an advert from a online business for socket A sempron 3100+'s but I think it's a mistake, however they have a picture of a box showing 3100+ SOCKET A ???? odd
This is indeed a mistake - the fastest Socket A Sempron is a 2800+ model - the Sempron 3100+ is a Socket 754 processor.QUOTE
4. when are the 939 Semprons expected to be released, Available?
First half of 2005.QUOTE
And last but not least moving from 4X AGP to 8X how much of a diffrence will there be here?
There won't be much of a difference, if any....modern videocards usually don't even fully utilize AGP 4x's bandwidth...since your card has a lot of local memory anyways, you prolly won't benefit from AGP 8x over AGP 4x at all.QUOTE
I do plan on upgrading my HDD recomendations?
I would recommend a 74GB Western Digital 'Raptor' 10K rpm drive(WD740GD), if you can afford it - they're the fastest non-SCSI Harddrives out there and they come with a 5-yr warramty, too
The only downside is that they're pretty expensive and only have a relatively small capacity, so using a Raptor as your primary drive(for O/S) and a bigger(200GB or something), slower drive for storage might be a good idea.QUOTE
As for DDR RAM I plan on getting a set of Duel Channel however not sure if this is supported by this perticular CPU, as I've heard conterdicting reports from others I asked?
Socket 754 processors(regardless of whether they're Semprons or Athlon 64s) only have a 64-bit, single-channel memory-controller.
Using a dual-channel kit won't hurt, tho - after all it's just two perfectly normal sticks that have been tested for optimum stability/performance in a dual-channel configuration...they will work just fine in a single-channel configuration.
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