[mythtv-users] Any poing in going from 3000+ to 3400+ Seperon
beww at beww.org
Fri Nov 24 16:35:38 UTC 2006
On Nov 24, 2006, at 9:17 AM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> I have a AMD Socket 754 Motherboard with a Seperon 3000+ 128kb. I
>> have started encoding a lot of stuff into xvid which is very slow.
>> The only CPU I can up grade to is a Seperon 3400+ 256kb. The
>> speed is
>> not that much more but it has twice the cashe. Will I notice much
>> difference (when encoding xvid).
> It's called 'Sempron', and I don't think you will notice any
> This article shows about a 5% speedup between the 3100+ and the 3400
> + on
> most benchmarks: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/200
> Measurable, but not noticable ;)
> You don't say what motherboard you have, but some Athlon64 processors
> are available as socket 754. You might want to doublecheck whether
> would work in your motherboard.
When you say "the only CPU I can upgrade to..." is this an economic
issue or a technical one?
I've been using an Athlon64 3700+ "Clawhammer" as my main Myth F/E B/
E machine for months now and it works just fine. I've never heard of
a mobo that would support a Sempron and not an Athlon, and the 754
Athlons are getting pretty cheap, at least in the USA.
I doubt seriously that the CPU upgrade you mentioned would be much of
improvement, and probably not worth the effort unless the 3400+ was
*very* cheap, or free.
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