My sisters system is running on an Athlon xp 1900 FSB 266, I will shortly have a Sempron 2600 FSB 333 going spare, if I put it in her system will it make any notasable diferance or would it not be worth it? she is running 1gb of DDR333.
I'm not sure which would be faster, the Semprons were designed with less cache memory for one thing which slows them up. They are a budget chip same as Intels Celeron was a cut down version of the full Pentium. Personally I think the difference would be slight whichever way it went. And as such I personally would be trying to decide if it was worth the bother. Theres no harm in trying it, providing you are careful and it will only cost a bit of time and a bit of thermal paste. But I think you might find the only way to tell the difference would be to run a benchmark program. I'd be fairly sure that performancewise they would be about the same.
I think you could be right, A sempron 2600 is rated at 1833mhz with L1/L2 cache at 128k and 256k the FSB is 333mhz the Athlon 1900+ (palomino)is rated at 1600mhz with the same cache as the sempron but its FSB is only 266mhz thats why I wonderd if the Sempron would be faster.
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