Wat CPU to get for this m/B???
hi i have a GA-7N400E-L m/b with a nForce2 400 chipset.
i want to get the best CPU out of this m/b. i currently have a AMD Athlon XP 2400+
i seen recently that AMD are selling a CPU called Sempron, r these any gud, would they work on my m/B?
Does any1 know wat CPU i should get if i wana upgrade from a 2400+
Stick with the xp chips. The fastest processor you can put in the board is the 3200+. I donít know if I would suggest upgrading your cpu, unless you go with a 3200+. Even then I donít know if the performance would justify the price. You might want to look into the 3000+ with the 400fsb. It seems like a decent price to performance ratio. Are you into ocíin at all?
As mentioned, the 3000+ with the 400Mhz FSB is the only way to go. Anything else wouldn't justify the cost. Unless you can still get good money for your 2400+. I've had a handful of processors go in and out of my hands in the last year or so. I'e played with a 1700, 2000, 2400, 2600, and a 3000. The only time I could actually see a difference is going from the 1700 to the 2400 and again from the 2400 to the 3000. the jump from the 1700 to the 2400 only yeilded noticeable results in seti results and divx encodes. It didn't improve day to day tasks one bit. The same can be said for the jump to the 3000.
So in closing, unless you're planning on doing some high end computing, stick with the 2400. But if you've got your mind made up on an upgrade, get the 3000.
Or you could try overclocking the 2400+ you should be able to get it to 2800+ with little trouble. I think the only upgrade that would really be worthwhile and a appreciable difference in performance would be an Athlon64, but that means new board as well.
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