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Al Dykes
February 4th 06, 03:03 AM
I had some horrible experiences supporting eMachine's fisrt generation
of products but I'll let bygones be bygones and let the current
products stand on thier own merits....

I'm looking at;

http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3304

Sempron 3300+ 256MB memory (exp to 2GB)
100 GB disk
integrated video and 100MB nic
XP/Home OS
some other stuff in the box

For $350 (no monitor) it seems like a good deal. I'd shove at least a
GB of memory and a 10K swap/workdisk into it.

The heaviest use would be Photoshop. I don't do games.

I've not been paying attention to the sempron. If I don't buy this,
I'll go the other extreme and buy a Atthlon46X2+mobo+memory package
for about $800 and build my own system. Obviously I'm not comparing
these two systems.

My current system is an AMD2700+ with a GB of RAM. How much faster is
the Sempron 3300+?








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WooHoo2You
February 4th 06, 07:05 AM
"Al Dykes" > wrote in message
...
>
> I had some horrible experiences supporting eMachine's fisrt generation
> of products but I'll let bygones be bygones and let the current
> products stand on thier own merits....
>
> I'm looking at;
>
> http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3304
>
> Sempron 3300+ 256MB memory (exp to 2GB)
> 100 GB disk
> integrated video and 100MB nic
> XP/Home OS
> some other stuff in the box
>
> For $350 (no monitor) it seems like a good deal. I'd shove at least a
> GB of memory and a 10K swap/workdisk into it.
>
> The heaviest use would be Photoshop. I don't do games.
>
> I've not been paying attention to the sempron. If I don't buy this,
> I'll go the other extreme and buy a Atthlon46X2+mobo+memory package
> for about $800 and build my own system. Obviously I'm not comparing
> these two systems.
>
> My current system is an AMD2700+ with a GB of RAM. How much faster is
> the Sempron 3300+?

It looks good for the price, I bought an eMachine about fours years back.
It was terrible, all ways something wrong. I was going to school, living
with two roommates; lets just say it was all I could afford. My mother
purchased one around a year ago, it is a whole completely different animal.
Much more upgradeable then the HP I got some six months prior and paid much
more for. From my understanding, now that Gateway bought them, they are
putting the same parts that are in Gateway branded machines, the only
downside is less tech support.

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VanShania
February 4th 06, 10:23 PM
Your wasting your money

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"Al Dykes" > wrote in message
...
>
> I had some horrible experiences supporting eMachine's fisrt generation
> of products but I'll let bygones be bygones and let the current
> products stand on thier own merits....
>
> I'm looking at;
>
> http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3304
>
> Sempron 3300+ 256MB memory (exp to 2GB)
> 100 GB disk
> integrated video and 100MB nic
> XP/Home OS
> some other stuff in the box
>
> For $350 (no monitor) it seems like a good deal. I'd shove at least a
> GB of memory and a 10K swap/workdisk into it.
>
> The heaviest use would be Photoshop. I don't do games.
>
> I've not been paying attention to the sempron. If I don't buy this,
> I'll go the other extreme and buy a Atthlon46X2+mobo+memory package
> for about $800 and build my own system. Obviously I'm not comparing
> these two systems.
>
> My current system is an AMD2700+ with a GB of RAM. How much faster is
> the Sempron 3300+?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
>
> Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.

VanShania
February 6th 06, 06:47 PM
Sorry, didn't read all your message properly. If all your using is
photoshop, then why bother upgrading at all? You won't notice much of a
difference. I've overclocked my processor to XP3200 barton speed and saw
marginal difference when playing games and not much else. I'd say go
dual-core or save your money.
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WD120gb + 80gb HD 8mb buffers
Plextor PX-712A, SB Live OEM
Thermaltake Lanfire, 420 Watt PS
Micrsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick
ViewSonic 19" A91f+ CRT
OverAll score 2066, cpu_score-2926
in 3DMark2005 basic 1078X768, No AA
"Al Dykes" > wrote in message
...
>
> I had some horrible experiences supporting eMachine's fisrt generation
> of products but I'll let bygones be bygones and let the current
> products stand on thier own merits....
>
> I'm looking at;
>
> http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3304
>
> Sempron 3300+ 256MB memory (exp to 2GB)
> 100 GB disk
> integrated video and 100MB nic
> XP/Home OS
> some other stuff in the box
>
> For $350 (no monitor) it seems like a good deal. I'd shove at least a
> GB of memory and a 10K swap/workdisk into it.
>
> The heaviest use would be Photoshop. I don't do games.
>
> I've not been paying attention to the sempron. If I don't buy this,
> I'll go the other extreme and buy a Atthlon46X2+mobo+memory package
> for about $800 and build my own system. Obviously I'm not comparing
> these two systems.
>
> My current system is an AMD2700+ with a GB of RAM. How much faster is
> the Sempron 3300+?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
>
> Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.

Chris Streeter
February 11th 06, 06:45 PM
Looking at the specs in the E-machine and your current system. I'd say maybe
upgrade to 2GB memory in your current system and be happy( if your current
setup is stable and doesn't give you any problems.) 3300+ isn't going to be
alot faster than your 2700+. If you need a fast hard drive for just swap
files than I think 2GB ram +7200rpm drive with 8mb cache+ would be a more
cost effective route. Buying a new system from a previously unproven company
isn't a great idea unless it's a great upgrade at a great price and you are
willing to try it. In this case it isn't a great upgrade.

The AMD64 combo package would be a nice upgrade, I'd still try to stay with
2GB of ram though. I know that soon amd will be releasing a new socket and
uses DDR2. So it might also be worth waiting a couple more months to see
what the new tech is, and maybe just hold out for the price breaks.

My 2 cents

Chris
"Al Dykes" > wrote in message
...
>
> I had some horrible experiences supporting eMachine's fisrt generation
> of products but I'll let bygones be bygones and let the current
> products stand on thier own merits....
>
> I'm looking at;
>
> http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3304
>
> Sempron 3300+ 256MB memory (exp to 2GB)
> 100 GB disk
> integrated video and 100MB nic
> XP/Home OS
> some other stuff in the box
>
> For $350 (no monitor) it seems like a good deal. I'd shove at least a
> GB of memory and a 10K swap/workdisk into it.
>
> The heaviest use would be Photoshop. I don't do games.
>
> I've not been paying attention to the sempron. If I don't buy this,
> I'll go the other extreme and buy a Atthlon46X2+mobo+memory package
> for about $800 and build my own system. Obviously I'm not comparing
> these two systems.
>
> My current system is an AMD2700+ with a GB of RAM. How much faster is
> the Sempron 3300+?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
>
> Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.