Which CPU

  Ollyolly 21:25 08 Jul 06

I'm looking to replace my CPU and motherboard.

Should I choose an
AMD Sempron 3000+ with 128KB cache
AMD Sempron 2800+ with 256KB cache?

I'm thinking of using a Asus K8V SE Deluxe board.

  Jimmy14 21:45 08 Jul 06

are the 2 processors you are suggesting only the ones that are available to you or can you not get any others e.g Athlon 64, Athlon 64x2??

  Ollyolly 21:52 08 Jul 06

The ones I've suggested fit the board and fit my pocket.
I'm guessing the Athlon 64's will be too much for me.
I use the PC for office work, memory map, sage, a little picture editing and surfing. No games, haven't got time.

  woodchip 21:57 08 Jul 06

This would be better with added cache

AMD Sempron 2800+ with 256KB cache?

  Jimmy14 22:05 08 Jul 06

budget rounadbouts??

  Ollyolly 08:45 09 Jul 06

Thanks for your input folks

  26trouble 13:07 09 Jul 06

Hi Ollyolly

I have been searching and FYI the ASUS K8V-X seems to be getting OK reviews and combined with AMD Sempron 2800+ (Socket 754) 256kb inc heatsink and fan is coming in at £77.06 on Dabs.

This mobo is picking up the same memory codes on crucial as the GA7VAXP so I am hoping I can reuse my existing RAM.

What combo are you looking at - and whats your best price so far?!


  Ollyolly 17:00 09 Jul 06


I also had a look at the ASUS K8V-X SE on Dabs but decided against as it only has two dimm slots. I currently have RAM in all three.

I think the Giga-byte GA-K8U fits my bill. AGP8, on board sound, socket 754, 3 dimm slots that take the crucial CT6464Z40B etc and about the same price as the ASUS.

I needed to visit the Komplett site to confirm the GA-K8U memory requirements as I coundn't find the board on the Crucial site.

click here
is the URL for the Gigabyte board.

The GA-K8U and a Semperon 2800+ with 256Kb cache comes to £76.28 inc P&P at Dabs. Fits my pocket.

Good luck with the hunting :-)

  26trouble 17:30 09 Jul 06


click here

the Asus one also appears to have 3 banks of RAM, I think I will try this one!!

  Ollyolly 19:31 09 Jul 06


Thanks for the link.

The link you gave me is for a K8V-X.
Dabs are selling the K8V-X SE. See the bottom customer review.


  Scubaman 10:14 27 Sep 06

Can anyone tell me if I am right in thinking that an AMD Athlon 2800+ 385Mhz processor is actually a 2.8 Ghz processor?

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