|Hello, all, and here I am once again. |
My question this time is about replacing an AMD socket 754 CPU. I made a post earlier about my Sempron 3000+, and once I started digging around I'm thinking about replacing it, since equivalent chips are really cheap (~$10).
First I was looking at the Sempron 3400+, but then I realized some of the Athlon 64 chips are socket 754's too, and they have double the L2 cache. That's really important, as I'm looking at this for a future personal server machine.
Really, my question is: The Athlons have a HT speed of 1600, and my current HT on the 3000+ is 800; is this dependent on the mobo, or is it CPU bound? I assume that I can just pop this sucker in, do the thermal paste and use it? Heat's not an issue; I rarely if ever hit 48°C on the current Sempron. That, and am I correct in assuming that this needs the 'middle dot' method for the paste?
CPU: Sempron 3000+, 32K L1 128K L2
Mobo: Asus K8V-MX/S (Fujitsu-Siemens D1711)
1024Mb of DDR400 RAM
Integrated graphics (irrelevant and adding a video card soon)
PSU: ISO-400 300W power supply (might need 400W replacement?)
EDIT: Before you say it, I am going to get a 2Gb set of RAM for this thing. 1Gb is barely cutting it. ;-)
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