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10-31-07, 12:11 AM
Ok, I have the following pieces, that I'm working on to build a computer for my mom.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2
2 Corsair XMS 1 GB DDR SDRAM DDR 400
eVGA 7950 GX2
The question is...... If I get a Motherboard to work with the socket of that AMD, will I be able to use that same memory? Because at the moment I have a Asus A8N-32 Sli motherboard, but the processor doesn't fit in it. So I have to either buy a new processor, or buy a motherboard, I rather get a mothrboard, but I don't want to unless I know everything works with it.
If it does, whats a good motherboard I can get for it?
10-31-07, 12:23 AM
Oh dear what a mess.
Your current motherboard have Socket 939 and DDR memory, it not compatible with new AM2 CPU and DDR2 memory.
You have 2 choices:
1. Sell AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU and downgrade to slow outdated Socket 939 CPU.
2. Sell DDR memory and buy new Socket AM2 motherboard and DDR2 memory.
10-31-07, 12:27 AM
Well the only cheapest ones I can find 939 are:
AMD Athlon 64 FX60 (400$) and Its the one I got on my current comp, is the X2 6000+ faster by alot?
or the AMD Athlon 64 FX55...
10-31-07, 02:44 AM
Yeah, and that video card is completely unnecessary unless she plays games.
It'll pump out a ton of heat, suck a lot of power and possibly create problems if someone wants to play a quick game sometime in the future (because it uses half-assed single slot SLI).
Its probably the LAST card I would ever choose for a general purpose system.
The CPU is up to date and will last a very very long time. The memory isn't compatible, and the video card is just not a good choice for a system like that.
If I were you I'd ebay the memory and the video card, get 2gb of DDR2 667 or 800 (shouldn't cost you more than $60) and get an AM2 motherboard with integrated nvidia graphics, like the geforce 6100, 6150, 7050 or 7025 (probably another $60).
You'll make money and your mom will get a more up to date system that draws far less power and creates far less heat.
10-31-07, 03:27 PM
Its not a video card I bought, its just an old vid card i had from my comp. I also have the eVGA 7800 GTX or 7900 GTX forgot. But anyways, hows this:
The reason I would like to get that one is because my brother might be using that computer to play his games as well
And that memory
All this going with a 700W Power supply I have
mobo is to expensive and memory timings suck
10-31-07, 10:01 PM
I agreed about the motherboard price, it too high cost more than I can get same one in the UK for £62/$120 and yes the memory timing is not good.
I found same motherboard at better low price.
$109 + $15.99 shipping
If you missed the auction as it close in 4 hours and 49 mins then here is other auction.
$119.99 + $11.99 shipping
OCZ EL 2GB (2x 1GB) DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Edition
$64.99 + $8.95 shipping
The memory got timing of CL 4-4-4-15 and heatspreader.
10-31-07, 10:42 PM
Is the speeds from memories that support AM2 socket stuff different than the 939 ones? I'm trying to find out what my memory speeds are but I can't find them. Closest I found was 3-3-3-8 which seems alot different, or are they just slower by alot?
What your looking at is timings and the higher the number the slower it is.
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