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    I hope someone on here can help me.

    I need to know the difference performance wise etc between the AMD Athalon and Sempron CPU's.

    Also according to my limited knowledge, the Athalon 3400+ is socket 939 and the Sempron 754, am I correct in thinking this?

    The reason I ask is I have commissioned a guy to build me a pc, and after paying him for his services he has e-mailed me stating that he is having problems sourcing an Athalon 3400+ so has offered to replace it with the equivalent Sempron.

    Now it seems to me that he is just trying it on as most of the sites I have been on have the Athalon 3400+ at socket 939 and is quite a lot more expensive to buy than the Semprons, so is he just trying to replace it with a cheaper CPU to increase his profit or am I being too picky?

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    The Ahtlon / Socket 939 is the way to go .... its a more advanced and better performing platform then the Sempon /socket 754. The 754:s a budget platform that is ok for office and things like that ...
    If youre gonna play some games socket 939 is def. better !! And its also more
    future proof.

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    Hold out for a socket 939 processor.. It's the latest platform.. You don't want it built around an 'old technology' M/board if you agreed on the latest.

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    And the motherboard would be cheaper as well, trying it on I would say, imho the Athlon is the best chip around,

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    Basil..

    Did you get a written tech spec of the bloke when you comisioned it??

    Also, As you have found.. there are plenty of sources of athalons.. So why's he having probs??

    A Cynic???

    Moi??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    . So why's he having probs??

    A Cynic???

    Moi??
    Might be because the comp.wizz is looking for a 3400. The 939 would be a 3200 or 3500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    Basil..

    Did you get a written tech spec of the bloke when you comisioned it??

    Also, As you have found.. there are plenty of sources of athalons.. So why's he having probs??

    A Cynic???

    Moi??
    Yes bud I did, spec as follows:

    AMD Athalon 3400+ CPU 800Mhz
    nVidia nFORCE 4 chipset
    nVIDIA GeForce 6100 graphics engine
    1GB DDR Ram
    80 GB Maxtor hard drive
    Sony 16x DVD+/RW
    3.5" Sony floppy drive

    As you say, there seems to be a plentyful supply of the Athalon, so it can only be him trying to replace the dearer Athalon with the cheaper Sempron alternative to try and increase his profit margin.

    Anyways, I have sent him an e-mail stating that I want the Athalon only, and if he is having difficulties completing the order then I would accept a refund and go somewhere else with my money, and we'll see what sort of reaction that gets!

    Cheers for all your help and advice guys.

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    Sounds good !!

    Shouldnt be any problem getting a Athlon64 !!
    I could order one and have it by the end of the week, so
    why shouldnt he ???

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    have a loot at the base units on www.msccom.co.uk or www.morgancomputers.co.uk
    some reasonable base unit deals on there, or just for price comparisons

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