[mythtv-users] Upgrade old or cut my losses and buy new?

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Sun Mar 4 19:20:41 UTC 2007

I'm in search of HD...  My cheapie Sempron 3000 CPU just won't do HD.  
It's clocked at 1.8 GHz and has a 128K L2 cache.

I can get an Athlon 64 3000+ that will fit the mobo for $60; it has 512K 
L2 cache and is clocked 20% faster than the Sempron, at 2.00 GHz.

Or should I go for a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ system?  That comes in 
at $400.  The computer in question will only be used as a HD frontend; 
it has no other function, so if I can get good assurance an upgraded CPU 
will push my TV at 1366x720p I don't want to spend the money.  But then 
again, I don't want to spend $60 only to have a system that still 
doesn't work.....

The mobo:

description: Motherboard
       product: K8V-X SE
       vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
       physical id: 0
       version: Rev 1.xx


             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
             product: PartNum0
             vendor: Manufacturer0
             physical id: 0
             serial: SerNum0
             slot: DIMM0
             size: 512MB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)


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