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Are Semprons inchangable onto Athlon motherboards?

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by T, Jan 31, 2005.

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    T Guest

    That is, could a great deal on a Sempron during the building of a new
    system lead me to spend those dollars in the present on something else,
    with the plan to later throttle up the processor to an Athlon (64?)
    using the same motherboard and memory?

    Or are the architectures too different and it's a no starter from the
    get go?


    TBerk
     
    T, Jan 31, 2005
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    M. Bezzel Guest

    There are two different Semprons. One for socket A and one for socket
    754. You would need the 754 to upgrade to A64, but you could also OC the
    Sempron like they did in the following link:
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/sempron-3100-oc.html
    and then in a couple years upgrade to a socket 939, or whatever they
    have at that time.
     
    M. Bezzel, Jan 31, 2005
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    Tod Guest

    Socket A ----462 pin
    Socket 754---754 pin
    Socket 939---939 pin


    Semprons, up to 3000+, will work on the same motherboards
    as the Athlon XP's (socket A, 333 bus speed).
    Motherboard should have a resent bios update.

    Socket A will be slowly fading out as the socket 754
    takes it's place.

    Sempron 3100+ works on the newer socket 754.

    So be willing to spend about $180+tax for a motherboard/CPU
    combo that will support future Athlon 64 cpus.

    The only advantage socket 939 has over the 754
    is a better memory intereface.
     
    Tod, Feb 1, 2005
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    Tod Guest

    Socket A ----462 pin
    Socket 754---754 pin
    Socket 939---939 pin


    Semprons, up to 3000+, will work on the same motherboards
    as the Athlon XP's (socket A, 333 bus speed).
    Motherboard should have a resent bios update.

    Socket A will be slowly fading out as the socket 754
    takes it's place.

    Sempron 3100+ works on the newer socket 754.

    So be willing to spend about $180+tax for a motherboard/CPU
    combo that will support future Athlon 64 cpus.

    The only advantage socket 939 has over the 754
    is a better memory intereface.
     
    Tod, Feb 1, 2005
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