Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: which cpu?

  1. #1
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, New York
    Posts
    1,386

    which cpu?

    Should I go with an AMD Sempron 3600+ Socket AM2 or an AMD 64 X2 3800+ Socket AM2?

    I am going to be pairing this with my biostar tforce 6100....

    Would the amd 64x2 just be overall TOO much for my new CARPC??

    Will the Sempron fine for Centrafuse/RR/DVD and what not cuz my VIA just aint cuttin it!
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

    Carputer Specs:
    Via M10K
    512mb Ram
    60GB HDD
    Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
    OPUS ITX PC Case


  2. #2
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, New York
    Posts
    1,386
    Do AMD processors run hot? Are they ok for trunk mount use?
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

    Carputer Specs:
    Via M10K
    512mb Ram
    60GB HDD
    Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
    OPUS ITX PC Case


  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate Redian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    399
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheekz185 View Post
    Should I go with an AMD Sempron 3600+ Socket AM2 or an AMD 64 X2 3800+ Socket AM2?

    I am going to be pairing this with my biostar tforce 6100....

    Would the amd 64x2 just be overall TOO much for my new CARPC??

    Will the Sempron fine for Centrafuse/RR/DVD and what not cuz my VIA just aint cuttin it!

    mobo is good

    the X2 is WAYYYYY too much (i use that same CPU in my gaming rig...) you will never EVER use that much.

    the sempron is more than fine for all of that, and the via should be as well
    2004 Impreza WRX CarPC Install

    I am willing to host any legal downloads that may benefit the CarPC community - PM for info

    "When you go 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, you don't need a made up character called fast. Thats what makes a Subaru, a Subaru."

    DG4L

  4. #4
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Richmond, Tx: USA
    Posts
    328
    i'm making a new system with Sempron (AM2) too.........just started last nite. Can't wait to see it in action

  5. #5
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, New York
    Posts
    1,386
    Quote Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
    i'm making a new system with Sempron (AM2) too.........just started last nite. Can't wait to see it in action
    Let me know how it goes....What mobo? How much ram?
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

    Carputer Specs:
    Via M10K
    512mb Ram
    60GB HDD
    Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
    OPUS ITX PC Case


  6. #6
    Low Bitrate moto_123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    56
    just for generic AMD heat knowledge, i have a 3200+ 64 with a stock heat sink and fan. using expensinve heat transfer glue the processor consistently runs at 41 degrees C. when doing something processor heavy like 3DmarkXX or PCmarkXX the processor may hit 60 C.
    2002 Honda Civic
    Project Status 98%
    *everything is working great, just need to button up some wires and paint the sub box.

  7. #7
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, New York
    Posts
    1,386
    Quote Originally Posted by moto_123 View Post
    just for generic AMD heat knowledge, i have a 3200+ 64 with a stock heat sink and fan. using expensinve heat transfer glue the processor consistently runs at 41 degrees C. when doing something processor heavy like 3DmarkXX or PCmarkXX the processor may hit 60 C.
    That is pretty much normal correct?
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

    Carputer Specs:
    Via M10K
    512mb Ram
    60GB HDD
    Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
    OPUS ITX PC Case


  8. #8
    Low Bitrate moto_123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    56
    its seems to be similar to numbers my friends are getting too. note however that with the stock thermal compound and the same heat sink it consistently ran at 55 to 60 C and would get as high as 75C when running hard. so for me the better thermal compound made a huge difference! and by expensive i mean $10 for a single application compared to other tubes at $2.

    on another note, do you really need that much processing power anyway? my 3200+ 64 is in my gaming computer and paired with a 7800gt it runs quake 4 flawlessly and FEAR almost perfect on the highest settings. i would recommend buying something that will run everything you need, but also something that you can replace if it goes bad.....cars are not the best PC environment and equipment can do funny things.

    just my 2 cents......i am running a 950MHz processor in my car.
    2002 Honda Civic
    Project Status 98%
    *everything is working great, just need to button up some wires and paint the sub box.

  9. #9
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Queens, New York
    Posts
    1,386
    What kind of thermal compund did you use? AS5?
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Progress: 90% [-▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓- ->

    Carputer Specs:
    Via M10K
    512mb Ram
    60GB HDD
    Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
    OPUS ITX PC Case


  10. #10
    Low Bitrate moto_123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    56
    i don't rememeber at the moment, i found it at a local computer store. if i think of it, i will look when i get home.
    2002 Honda Civic
    Project Status 98%
    *everything is working great, just need to button up some wires and paint the sub box.

Similar Threads

  1. Motherboard or CPU....which one's dead?!
    By Munkeyd00d in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-05-2006, 01:02 AM
  2. Aopen Pandora and CPU Compatability
    By Bang321 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-04-2006, 02:08 AM
  3. How much cpu do I need, low power low cost focus
    By MrPerfectionest in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-27-2005, 10:42 AM
  4. COMMELL LV-667T w/ VIA C3 1.00GHz CPU INFO please
    By KF4ODQ in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-10-2005, 04:10 PM
  5. High cpu usage when audio is muted.
    By Arathranar in forum RR Bug Tracker
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-23-2005, 04:51 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •