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

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 23:17:31 UTC 2008

On Jan 31, 2008 3:03 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 31, 2008 2:56 PM, John Massengale <johnrobertmassengale at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Funny, I am in the same boat, socket 754 motherboard, sempron 3100
> >
> > i have found athlon 64 3200+ on eBay for $30 to upgrade to, but any
> faster
> > than that, and the price goes up exponentially, what gives? I would
> think it
> > would be easy to find inexpensive cpus for this platform.
> >
> My guess is that there are not that many out there, and retailers have
> long ago ran out of stock.  I am sure I can find a much nicer CPU from
> a gen or two ago cheaper, but that won't fit the mobo.  Maybe I should
> be looking at the 3200 route or just give up, and realize this is the
> best performance (or near best) performance I will get out of my mobo.

Fry's regularly advertises motherboard/CPU combo deals.  I recently picked
up a ECS AM2 socket motherboard with built-in nVidia graphics and an AMD
BE-2350 Althlon X2 CPU for about $80.

I'd pursue a deal like that rather than invest any additional money in a
socket 754 system.

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