Acer amd sempron processor ?? Can I...

pull it out of my MB and replace it with an athlon. KK as you have guessed im a bit clueless about what you can and cannot do with a computer.

But here are teh details on myold laptop its 4 years old and still goes well
has microsoft xp professional

sempron processor3400+
2.01 Ghz

2 Gb of ram

geek_redcoat2, Dec 19, 8:03 pm

hmmm cpu upgrades, acer and laptop ... sounds like a triangle of doom.

geek_gibler, Dec 19, 8:05 pm

oh sorry i meant to say desktop

geek_redcoat2, Dec 19, 8:06 pm

oh yeah and its a socket 754

geek_redcoat2, Dec 19, 8:17 pm

Find out what socket this sempron uses, then it's straightforward from there.

geek_demonknight, Dec 19, 8:17 pm

$25 for a 3GHz processor.. man that's insane.

geek_suicidemonkey, Dec 19, 8:38 pm

okay thanks for that
oh boy

geek_redcoat2, Dec 19, 8:42 pm

Ah, none of the cpus in that link are 3ghz. If you are referring to the 3000+ cpus, from memory they only run at 1.8ghz

geek_cube_guy, Dec 19, 8:55 pm

Either way, bloody cheap for a semi-decent cpu

geek_suicidemonkey, Dec 19, 9:13 pm

There isn't anything wrong with the Sempron - its like an Athlon with a little less cache.

OP you are likely better off spending your money elsewhere - more RAM can give an immediate (and relatively cheap) speed boost

geek_vtecintegra, Dec 19, 10:17 pm

yeps i already have 2 Gb of 400DDR ram installed thats as much and as high as i can go

geek_redcoat2, Dec 19, 10:51 pm

Consider upgrading the graphics card for better performance

geek_ruki1, Dec 20, 12:03 am

I really think you've already gone as far as you can on a Socket 754 system.You can get faster processors for that socket but noting really worthwhile.

geek_vtecintegra, Dec 20, 10:41 am