Another OwenBear question about older technology.
I've just been given a Gigabyte GA-K8vt800 socket 754 motherboard with loads of bits.
Seeing as this is better (I hope) than my P4 1.7 (socket 478) current set-up I'd like to try and optimize all the parts I've got.
So - to start...
Which is the best CPU?
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or AMD Athlon 3400+.
Currently I've got the system working with 2GB of DDR400 RAM and the 2000Mhz 3000+ CPU.
This is the CPU that came fitted in the motherboard.
Will I see any gains if I install the 3400+ CPU?
The 3000+ is a 'Newcastle' chip with 512kb L2 cache.
I 'think' the 3400+ CPU has a 1024Kb L2 cache with a clock speed of 2200Mhz. But from what I can see on Google there are two versions of this CPU (as there is with the 3000+).
I better add I've never changed a CPU before so I'm a bit shy of trying it unless it's going to be worth it.
So would I see any appreciable difference if I fitted the 3400+ CPU.
Sorry if I'm not too clear on the info.
As usual any help is greatly appreciated.