A fast look at the excellent individual CPU scores at HWbot clearly showed that the most functioning result would be the AMD Sempron 140. At a costing rate of a mere 35 euro, I rapidly grabbed an example through Hans from JAHA. Let's see what this small puppy can do below air and more extreme cooling : Phase and LN2. But beforehand a little introduction on the CPU itself.
The AMD Sempron family is familiar as so affordable performance range of Central Processing Units. Affordable is the keyword as this CPU. I can not still search few 2nd hand CPU, that is founded on former and likely far slower technology than this puppy, for that type of money.
The Sempron 140 is foreseen to be function on an AM3 socket type mobo, thus supporting DDR3 Random Access Memory. Of course backwards compatibility is warranted for DDR2 mobo edition.
Being specified as an individual core Central Processing Unit, this cpu is in fact a crippled double core CPU. Which means if you have a mobo, that can unlock the 2nd core, and a Central Processing Unit that is willing to give into your requirements you end up with so potent dual core for a ridiculous cost.
Badly for me my retail example was so stubborn. The MSI GD70 cpu board is familiar to be an excellent unlocker, but if the Central Processing Unit is not supporting you will "finished" with a no post. We still swapped to other cpu board, to rule the MSI out, but it answered in the similar no post behavior. Bad luck, but that is only the way it is if you can only acquire one CPU to try. On with the show...
Pretesting the Central Processing Unit was done on the MSI GD70 , kindly furnished through sir Massman. At first hand topping HT clock wise around 270, few fiddling around in the bios freed the MSI prefers sure correlation among the different available multipliers for NB and HT link speed. Final stable HT clock on air was 285. Not worse but there is evers the quest for more...
Swapping to the Phase alter unit we acquired 325 HT clock. I renamed the statement AMD likes cold, so it was time to go below LN2. Packed my gear and headed off to Massman, mister LN2.