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Celeron 433
11-07-04, 06:40 AM
Ok i just sold my Amd athlon 3200Xp and havent read any info about new Soket 754m939 and 940 processors...I am sure that there has been alot of disscusion about 64 bit processors but i wanna ask my question in my new thread:
1)What is da difference between Soket 754 and 939 processors(Should i get Soket 754 3400,3500 with 1mb or Soket 939 3500 3700 with 512K?)))
2)What mobo is the best if i have A-data 1024 MB memory DDr400?

Riptide
11-07-04, 10:28 AM
As to 1 the difference is mainly dual channel memory support. That and the new .09 CPUs are only coming out for socket939 AFAIK.

I have no idea on 2 but I'm guessing it should work OK @ stock speeds with almost any of the 939 boards out there. It gets tricky when you try and overclock though.

bkswaney
11-08-04, 12:46 AM
Ok i just sold my Amd athlon 3200Xp and havent read any info about new Soket 754m939 and 940 processors...I am sure that there has been alot of disscusion about 64 bit processors but i wanna ask my question in my new thread:
1)What is da difference between Soket 754 and 939 processors(Should i get Soket 754 3400,3500 with 1mb or Soket 939 3500 3700 with 512K?)))
2)What mobo is the best if i have A-data 1024 MB memory DDr400?


939 is the only way to go.
754 is dead now.

The Asus A8V deluxe and 64 3000+ is the way to go.
The newest 3000+ will overclock like a mofo.
The new 939 boards also have dual channel memory. A big plus. :)

http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8v-d/overview.htm

This is the very setup I'm going to get very soon. :)

CDsDontBurn
11-08-04, 05:27 AM
w/A64, the only way to go is s939. 754 is already being phased out. Best bang for the buck is the s939 3500+. You'll make almost everybody jealous of what you have.

Gator
11-08-04, 04:52 PM
If you're gonna do it you might as well do it right and get S939. As mentioned S754 is being phased out, and S939 gives you dual channel memory (not a big deal for A64 but it helps). The prices difference isn't even that bad anymore. If you're on a strict budget then go S754, but you should really stretch for the S939 if you can. I would have gone S939 had it been available last spring. DOH!
:bash:

Don't get me wrong, my A64 S754 is pretty frigin fast, I got no complaints! But for what I paid back then I could have gotten the same thing in S939 form now.

circuitbreaker8
11-08-04, 11:20 PM
If I had to do it all over again, I would've gotten S939, but at the time, all the motherboards sucked major @$$. Looks like they still do...Eh, as long as you have a good CPU, it really doesnt matter. Most games are becoming very GPU dependent. You honestly could'nt tell the difference between a 3400 and a 3500.

Cota
11-09-04, 12:27 AM
I think 754 is a great option, there are great mobos for it like the DFI lan party UT.

It overclocks like crazy and performs well.

I don't think AMD will kill it since they have to ditch socket A first.

Still, its day are counted as an athlon64 platform at least. It will probably be relegated as a cheap sempron platform.

If you have a tight budget, the 754 is a nice option since the 2800+ can OC to 2.4~2.5ghz.

If you can spend a little more then s939 is the way to go.

jAkUp
11-09-04, 12:58 AM
Go with 939 ;)

mustrum
11-09-04, 04:07 AM
I payed a total of 272 on: MSI S939 K8N NEO2 Platinum and a 3000+ Winchester A64.
Anyone who still claims that S754 is the cheaper option should rethink.
S754 is dead and there's no reason to go for S754 anymore.

The MSI board is a great overclocker and the winchester CPU's are slightly faster than the same clocked Newcastles because of an optimized memory controller. According to tests a 2.3ghz winny is about as fast as a 2.4ghz newcastle! That's 100mhz!!! That's both on S939! On S754 you'll losse a little bit more because of the lack of a dual channel memory controller.
The 3000+ winny's are dirt cheap and great overclockers.

CDsDontBurn
11-09-04, 11:31 AM
if i would have been patient enough, i would have gone A64. I could have gotten a 3400+ and a decent board, but i wanted an upgrade same day so i went intel :p.

mustrum
11-10-04, 04:01 AM
if i would have been patient enough, i would have gone A64. I could have gotten a 3400+ and a decent board, but i wanted an upgrade same day so i went intel :p.
3.9ghz aren't too bad. That will be enough for a while. :)
A 148 bucks 3000+ winny at 2.3ghz (and all of them reach that clocks) is as dfast as a P4@ 4ghz though.
:firedevil