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Building Computer With AMD Sempron 2400+

By aajvs99
Mar 28, 2005
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  1. I am building a computer with an AMD Sempron 2400+ I have everything i need except the motherboard and memory. I am low on cash and limited to about $150 so if you have any suggestions please let me no!
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    how much memory do you want.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I found some socket A micro atx mobos that seem good. I looked at micro atx because you don't specify your case and matx will fit in almost all cases. Also both boards have integrated graphics and an agp 8x slot. So if you want to save money you can use the integrated or you can use a agp 8x card. Both seem to be well reviewed, and have pretty good features. Both say they support the sempron line.
    ABIT
    MSI

    Memory 512mb $49
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-026&depa=1
    Memory 1gb $91
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=20-145-440&DEPA=1

    With either of those boards you could get 1gb of memoy and still be a few dollars under budget. I recommend a gig and corsair for the brand.
  4. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Why are you getting a Sempron
  5. aajvs99

    aajvs99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I guess i should tell you what i have already! i have a PCI video card and a 200 GB Hard drive PCI Network adapter and on board sound. I am getting a sempron because of recommendations by a local computer shop which i usually buy from except for this upgrade because their prices are to high. another factor is that dont have much money to spend!!!! I want atleast 512 of memory but would wish to have 1GB!
  6. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    You don't need a 1gb unless you are planning on gaming or digital editing and I wouldn't suggest buying a Sempron for that.
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    check ebay for AMD ATHLON XP 2400 T-BRED around 80 USD
    I got an unlocked one for 82
    newegg has a dailt special
    2days ago I bought 1 gb (2x512) pc 3200 kingston free ship mailin 72.00 after rebat
    as for the board I'm Looking to upgrade
  8. aajvs99

    aajvs99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    buying that leaves me with no money to buy a new board so yeah 150 is the limit cause thats all i got!
  9. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    Does the $150 include the cpu or is it just for the mobo and ram?
  10. aajvs99

    aajvs99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    that is for everything (ram, CPU, motherboard)
  11. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    How much $ is your cpu, so I can figure what you have left to work with?

    Also, atx or matx for a mobo? Do you need any features like firewire, etc?
     
  12. aajvs99

    aajvs99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    I think newegg has a cheap Sempron 2400+ check there i dont have the price off hand. and either mobo will work. I dont need firewire usb is good network card is wanted but not required. O if you find a different AMD Processer that is better and still keeps me under budget please tell me also im not gonna buy off ebay because i have had some bad experiences (like losing money!)

    Thanks everybody!
  13. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I think if you you have to get a cpu, mobo, and ram for $150, you'll probably have to settle for 256mb of ram for now, and then upgrade later when you have more money. 512mb would put you $20 over budget.
    So here is what you could get for <$150
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-191&depa=1
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-104-210&depa=1
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-141-168&depa=1
    Abit mobo, sempron 2400+, and 256mb of ram. Total $143.50

    You can get cheaper mobos, but I don't think it's a good idea to risk buying a crappy brand. Abit is decent. Also, this board is certified on the Abit site to work with the 2400+ sempron. Other boards may work, but could need a bios update, and how are you going to update the bios if your cpu doesn't work?

    Edit: Read the second review down on newegg. He says it works with your processor and pqi ram.
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