[mythtv-users] sempron 3100 v. 64 3000+

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 31 22:04:32 UTC 2008

Gabe Rubin wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was considering upgrading my cpu from what is currently in there (a
> sempron 3100) to a 64 bit chip.  Because it is a socket 754, I am
> somewhat limited by what I can put in there, but I found a athlon 64
> 3000+ at Frys for $50.  Will I notice a speed bump (particularly with
> HD, allowing me to turn off xvmc) with this chip, or is it a waste of
> $50?

Not sure. I suspect you won't see much improvement from the 64-bit 
architecture, but you may get a bump from the larger cache.

But what can you lose for $50?


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