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    Upgrading my CPU


    I have an AMD Sempron 2600+ in a machine i want to use for some stuff which needs some better speed.

    Anyway can anybody suggest some good CPU's that are not too costly. Preferably higher end but keep the price under 150
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    Do you want to upgrade just the cpu, or the mobo as well? Depending on the socket (745 or A) you should be able to upgrade with an athlon or athlon 64 that fits the appropriate socket. Your budget would allow you to purchase an athlon 64 3700+ if you have socket 754.

    It might be useful to know what the rest of your system specs are and what you plan to use the computer for though. Sometimes RAM or a video card will give more performance, depending what you are planning to do.
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    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1837MHz
    Display Card ATI RADEON 9600 Series
    Memory 512MB
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    Free Disk Space 23.2GB
    Display Card Memory 128MB
    Display Driver Version 6.14.10.6387
    DirectX Version 9.0c
    Optical Drive CD/DVD
    Sound Card Realtek AC97 Audio

    Thats what i got from some net tool. If you got a better tool to find out socket count and etc let me know so i can get a detailed outlook on what i can upgrade too. Also a 3700+ 64 bit processor would be amazing
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    Looks like the Socket A version, in which case the fastest you'll get is the Athlon XP 3200+, I believe. Its pretty cheap too. If you want more than that, you'll have to look at a motherboard upgrade as well.
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    Is there any way i can be sure, any tools i can use to identify my hardware positively.

    Thank you
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    CPUz is a brilliant hardware ID tool .
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    SiSoftware Sandra

    System
    Host Name : DEUS-3ZHQ4NQ5ZQ
    User : Phantom
    Domain : WORKGROUP

    Processor
    Model : AMD Sempron(tm) 2600+
    Speed : 1.84GHz
    Model Number : 2600 (estimated)
    Performance Rating : PR2662 (estimated)
    Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
    Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
    Internal Data Cache : 64kB Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way set, 64 byte line size
    L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way set, 64 byte line size

    Mainboard
    Bus(es) : AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
    MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
    MP APIC : Yes
    System BIOS : Award Software International, Inc. R01-A2
    System : Acer Aspire T120E
    Mainboard : Acer G74M
    Total Memory : 512MB DDR-SDRAM

    Chipset 1
    Model : Giga-Byte Technology SiS741 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 167MHz (334MHz data rate)
    Total Memory : 768MB DDR-SDRAM
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 167MHz (334MHz data rate)

    Video System
    Monitor/Panel : Samsung SyncMaster 550s(T)
    Monitor/Panel : Samsung SyncMaster 550s(T)
    Adapter : RADEON 9600 SERIES
    Adapter : RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary

    Physical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk : WDC WD400BB-22JHA0 (37GB)
    Hard Disk : IC USB Storage-CFC USB Device
    Hard Disk : IC USB Storage-MMC USB Device
    Hard Disk : IC USB Storage-MSC USB Device
    Hard Disk : IC USB Storage-SMC USB Device
    CD-ROM/DVD : PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 (CD 126X Rd, 31X Wr) (DVD 16X Rd, 4X Wr)
    CD-ROM/DVD : SONY CD-RW CRX300E (CD 48X Rd, 48X Wr) (DVD 6X Rd)
    CD-ROM/DVD : Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device (CD 32X Rd) (DVD 4X Rd)

    Logical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk (C : 37GB (23GB, 61% Free Space) (NTFS)
    Data backup 1 (D : 4.4GB (CDFS)
    CD-ROM/DVD (E : N/A
    Removable Drive (F : N/A
    Removable Drive (G : N/A
    Removable Drive (H : N/A
    Removable Drive (I : N/A
    3dsmax7 tutorial (J : 523MB (CDFS)

    Peripherals
    Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 3 COM / 1 LPT
    USB Controller/Hub : SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : Logitech USB Camera (Messenger)
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Mass Storage Device
    Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    MultiMedia Device(s)
    Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio

    Communication Device(s)
    Device : Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

    Printers and Faxes
    Model : Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    Model : Epson Stylus COLOR 440 ESC/P 2

    Power Management
    AC Line Status : On-Line

    Operating System(s)
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional (Win32 x86) 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)

    What can i upgrade to ??
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    it would be one hell of a lot easier to use CPUz. that'll give you the motherboard make. the number of DIMM slots, and the socket.

    form the sandra stuff all i can tell is what CPU you have (but not what socket it is).

    use CPUz .
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    right,

    - a Socket A CPU.
    - budget of 150.

    id say go with an Athlon XP-Moblie 2600+ for 77 (these are great overclockers btw).

    low voltage and unlocked multiplyers .

    it'll need a heatsink, but for overclocking you'd want a new one instead of a makny stock one anyway.
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    The family of cpu's you can upgrade to are the "Athlon XP", or another socket A sempron, as I said before. If you are interested in overclocking, definitely look at a mobile XP like Dev.H Anubis said. If you don't want to mess with that, a 3200+ (did they make a 333fsb 3400+? unsure) would be the fastest you could get.
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    im no sure about US stocking, but here in the UK neither OcUK (best for stock and quality components) and eBuyer (our equivalent of NewEgg for masses of choice and great deals) don't have high end Socket A's.

    i don't think eBuyer had any, and OcUK only had the Mobiles. there might be some store that still stocks them though...
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    You can find them on pricewatch.com, but they are definitely becoming harder to find.

    edit: bah, forgot he's not shopping from US. They do have some at ebay UK

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    Smile I am running Sampron 2800+


    Originally Posted by DX Host
    I have an AMD Sempron 2600+ in a machine i want to use for some stuff which needs some better speed.

    Anyway can anybody suggest some good CPU's that are not too costly. Preferably higher end but keep the price under 150


    I am running a Sampron 2800+ and had a lot of problems with slowness until I changed the processor to Athlon 2500+ and increased the power Unit from 200w to 500w and added another Video Card 128Mb as I already had a Radeon 9600 256Mb and that did wonders I also increased the RAM from 256Mb to 2X 1 Gb and I would say it has tripled the original speed I am trying to configure my Pc to suit Civilization IV as I enjoyed Civ 3 for about three years have found it is completely different.
    I hope this helps but your will need a bit more then 150 Pounds
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