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- AMD Athlon XP2800 or CeleronD345?
September 9, 2006, 9:35 pm
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I am looking for an Athlon XP2800+ CPU to upgrade my PC:
By it seems to me that they ar equite expensive now.
Should Ijust ditch the old MB, and buy a new MB a a newer CPU?
I mean, I can get a
Intel Celeron D 345 3.06 GHz
ASRock P4I65G R2.0 - Mainboard
for the same price as 1 AMD Athlon XP2800+.
And it seems to me that I can reuse my RAM modules.
Re: AMD Athlon XP2800 or CeleronD345?
Check prices and the CPU charts. It might be possible to
get an Athlon64 or Sempron for the same kind of dollars.
AMD dropped their pricing on a certain number of products,
to make them competitive in the low end of the market.
According to this chart, the S939 Athlon64 3000+ Venice
is third from the top in price/performance. The Pentium D 805
dual core is not far behind, but that assumes you could make
good use of a dual. For gaming, a single core CPU might be
a better fit.
These are the prices I could find for your proposed solution.
I could find a Cel 340 S478, but didn't find a Cel 345.
"ASRock P4i65G Socket 478 Intel 865G Micro ATX $44"
"Intel Celeron D 340 Prescott 2.93GHz 256KB L2 Cache Socket 478 $69"
This is the cheapest build I can do with a Venice.
"AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1.8GHz Socket 939 ADA3000BPBOX $64"
This is a Plain Jane motherboard, and apparently doesn't support
overclocking. I only picked this because it was the cheapest board :-)
The built-in graphics are probably not the best.
"MSI 761GM2-V Socket 939 SiS 761 GX Micro ATX $47"
So, the Venice 3000+ is in the same ballpark.
I think the difference between these two solutions, is the
motherboards. You are probably right to select the Asrock
board, as it is more likely to work for you. Looking at a
bunch of S939 boards on Newegg, I really cannot match the
Asrock 865 board and give you a troublefree solution. At
least that is the feeling I get from reading the customer
reviews. To give you a good S939 solution, I'd probably
recommend an A8N5X from Asus, and to get video, then you
need a low end PCI Express x16 video card. So then I'm
not even close to matching the Celeron solution. If some of
the other boards were more trouble-free, I'd feel more
comfortable recommending the S939 solution.
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