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Which mobo+CPU should we keep?

by Buzzed / January 18, 2007 7:38 PM PST

Need advice here. Please.
We've got 2 old motherboard+CPUs. We plan to sell one & keep the other - and add other older components to make one PC.
We have an AGP8X card (6600LE), PCI soundcard (soundblaster live), 2 hard drives (20GB & 80GB), DVD reader-writer.
Which one should we keep?
#1: AMD Athlon XP 1600+, Socket A, 256 L2 cache, 756MB RAM (DDR266), MSI K7TPro2 board
#2: AMD Sempron 3000+, Socket 754, 128 L2 cache, 512MB RAM (DDR400), MSI K8MM3-V board

I'm thinking that we should go with the Sempron CPU + K8MM3 board (#2) - primarily cuz the K8MM3 board supports AGP8X & uses DDR400 RAM & the K7TPro2 board only supports AGP4x uses DDR266 RAM.
BUT someone told me that the Sempron isn't a "gaming CPU" (???) - same person said that he's not sure if it supports 64bit AND that it only has 128 L2 cache - I have absolutely NO idea what all that stuff is about.
Can someone give me advice here? And please explain the 64-bit L2 cache thing as well?

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Ok, you ask for opinions..I will give mine.
by ahtoi / January 19, 2007 3:23 AM PST

If I am correct, I don't think either one are 64bit processor, and also I wouldn't classified either one as a GAME computer. With that out of the way; I would keep the board that supports the 8x card. Just my 2 cents.

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(NT) This is a duplicate post from Desktop
by VAPCMD / January 19, 2007 11:20 AM PST

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