nothing4free Posted July 10, 2006 Posted July 10, 2006 I need advice guys/gals. I have a Sempron 2800+ E6 running 2704 on my NF3-250. Compare with my Opteron 145 @ 3.0, it runs sort of sluggish. My sempron will almost pause from time to time especially when giving it a task while it is doing something. Like opening IE or exporer while it is transeferring files. My question is should I upgrade from NF3-250 to NF4-6100. I figure I can use the free video and get a real one when prices drop. I was told the real problem is that the NF3 does not support Dual Channel DDR and only RAM FSB at 166 if using 2 DIMMs. Will this make a big difference going to NF4-6100 with Dual Channel and RAM at 200? Update on Dual Channel: 754 does not support it at all. Limitation at CPU not chipset even though 6100 has Dual Channel support. Update 2: Just did some further testing and found out that my RAM will do 200 FSB fine. The NF3-250 120(3/5) divider does not work and my RAM is not strong enough to go 2/3 since I am running things at 338. Supposely the Sempron at 2.7 should be pretty good. There are many site that says it will outperform A64 4000+. So what is causing the pauses? It is 100% prime stable. 100% MemTest stable. HTT = 3 x 338 and system = 8 x 338. RAM at 169 Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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