is socket A == socket 754

December 31, 2009 at 01:44:00
Specs: Windows XP, 1024
Hi, I have an AMD Sempron 3000+
Socket 754 is what the program CPU-Z retrieves for me. Core speed 1.8Gig
Motherboard is ASUS K8V-X SE

Can I buy a much better CPU ? and if so do I have to look for a Socket 754 ? So far I havent found one!!!


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#1
December 31, 2009 at 01:58:51
Can any socket 754 AMD CPU replace the sempron I have ?

I have seen an AMD 64 4000 on ebay saying its the fastest socket 754. Its core speed is 2.6 Gightz


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#2
December 31, 2009 at 02:19:01
754 is the same as socket a, just don't confuse it with the long obsolete slot a.

"Can any socket 754 AMD CPU replace the sempron I have ?"

Probably not.....

Here is the cpu support list for that board, note that some processors are only supported by later bios revisions:

http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/...

The only 4000's on that list are turions.


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#3
December 31, 2009 at 04:40:47
"754 is the same as socket a, just don't confuse it with the long obsolete slot a"

WRONG! Socket 754 is socket 754 & is used for Athlon 64's & the Athlon 64 based Sempron.

Socket A, which is also known as socket 462, is used for the older Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron & Athlon XP based Sempron.

"I have seen an AMD 64 4000 on ebay saying its the fastest socket 754. Its core speed is 2.6 Gightz"

That would most likely be a laptop CPU. The fastest desktop S754 is the A64 3700+. Starmicro still carries several different S754 CPUs & Geeks.com has the A64 3200+ (2.2GHz), which is based on the Venice core, for just $13.50:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?in...

You can get an additional 10% off at Geeks by using the coupon code: MCEXCLUSIVES

What is it that you're trying to accomplish? Have you considered overclocking what you have? You *should* be able to get the Sempron to run at 2.25GHz with just a few BIOS tweaks. Do you have DDR400 RAM?

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_...


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#4
December 31, 2009 at 05:28:43
"WRONG! Socket 754 is socket 754 & is used for Athlon 64's & the Athlon 64 based Sempron."

Thanks for that. I appreciate every response very much though I had seen in Wikipedia that Socket A was prior to Socket 754 but I did not KNOW for sure.

I have DDR PC3200 which I believe is DRAM 200MHZ. (according to CPU-Z) I am possibly attempting to replace that with DDR 400 PC3200 as I only have two slots of 512MB. (Let me know if im talking nonsense ?)

Also I am going to upgrade the VID card as I have a radeon 9550. The best card AGP 8X I can get is costing me about $150.(au)

Is there a setting in the BIOS? that I can just change ? My goal is to play FP Shooter games. All this upgrading is near as bad as buying a new system...not as expensive so I think this is ok.


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#5
December 31, 2009 at 06:09:15
WRONG! Socket 754 is socket 754 & is used for Athlon 64's & the Athlon 64 based Sempron.

Very sorry, I must have been thinking of 462. Would you believe I even gave it a quick check, but obviously got that wrong too.

aaarggggghhhhh!

I quit!


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#6
December 31, 2009 at 09:49:06
PC3200 = DDR400 = 400MHz (DDR rating) = 200MHz (actual speed)

In other words, you have the correct RAM already...there's no need to replace it.

"The best card AGP 8X I can get is costing me about $150. (au)"

Well since you're obviously not from the US, that rules out buying a CPU from Geeks.com. But spending $150 for a video card on that old system would be a complete waste of money. Don't do it!


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#7
December 31, 2009 at 10:08:04
Socket 754 was a transitional socket that was only in production for a short period of time. Socket 939 came along after that.

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#8
December 31, 2009 at 16:43:17
"Don't do it!"

Yeah thanks, I am starting to think twice. Its frustrating I can buy a NEW bare Bones system for $167 without HD or Ram , even if its not much of a system it sure makes $150 on a vid card WRONG!

Seems I pay a premium for all older upgrade tech.

I guess the marketers know what they are doing, as*h**les :)

One other thing concern... I am getting the blue screen of death once a day or more. I think its hardware from very limited testing. I got this once before on a different system.

Local shop claimed they could find no problem. However once I took the side of case off and pointed my desk fan onto mobo it never happened again!


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