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

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 23:42:03 UTC 2008

On Jan 31, 2008 3:24 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 31, 2008 3:17 PM, Tom Greer <trgreer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > Tom
> That is a good point, and indeed, is how I got this current system.
> The only thing is that the deal was for a small form factor iDeq made
> by biostar that included the CPU.  The computer is similar to a
> shuttle.  So getting a new mobo is not an option here, although I
> would certainly wait for a deal like this if I wanted a new system
> completely.
> I guess the consensus is that I am not going to get much difference in
> performance by simply plopping in the new CPU, or if I do, it won't be
> $50 worth of difference.

I understand.

I have a Shuttle with a socket 939 mobo.  I recently replaced the original
Athlon cpu with a X2 version to extend its life.

Good luck.

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