is sempron a cheaper xp?

  dfghjkl 17:37 07 Nov 2004

i am after a 2500+xp for my son i intend to run it at 200mhz as a 3200+
i keep seeing a 2500+sempron,is it the same and can it be run with 3200 ram for the desired effect.thank you.peter.

  quack 18:25 07 Nov 2004

Sempron is a cheaper AMD processor. It should run as you require

  Rayuk 18:35 07 Nov 2004

You want the 2500+ Barton core not the Sempron
the Barton has 512 cache the Sempron 256 cache.
You may find it a bit harder to find the 2500+Barton now as well.

I am not saying the Sempron wont clock the same just that the Barton was the best.

  Rayuk 18:50 07 Nov 2004

A bit more info for you
click here

The Sempron runs at 10 1/2 x 166 = 1.750GHz
The Barton runs at 11x 166 = 1.830

As far as I know the Sempron are also multiplier locked so you would only clock it at 10 1/2 x 200 = 2.1GHz

Plus the cache diference.

I beleive also that the Sempron is also the new 090 silicon [not 100% sure on that]

  Rayuk 18:54 07 Nov 2004

Review and comparison of the Sempron Barton and Mobile 2500s explains things a little better than I can
click here

  dfghjkl 20:08 08 Nov 2004

thanks for your help.will a sempron need you to update the motherboard bios or will it slot into a board made for duron/athlon xp without hassle?thanks,peter.

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