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Old 04-17-07, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Cheapest/Fastest 939 CPUs?

Hi all, I'm on a 939 board with a 4000+ cpu and really wanna go X2 and as fast as possible (opteron 185?)

You guys seen any good deals after the recent price cuts?

Why did AMD stop making the high end 939s?

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Old 04-17-07, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hi all, I'm on a 939 board with a 4000+ cpu and really wanna go X2 and as fast as possible (opteron 185?)

You guys seen any good deals after the recent price cuts?

Why did AMD stop making the high end 939s?

Thanks
They went to the 940's on an architecture that is dated.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:26 AM   #3
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They wanted to go with DDR2 memory and the s939 only supported DDR1.I would get a 4400x2 or a Opteron 170 and overclock it because at the price of a Opteron 185 ,you could get a Core 2 Duo E4300 for $139 and 1 gig of DDR2 800 memory for under $70 or 2gigs of DDR2 for as low as $120 and a good motherboad as low as $110.The core 3 Duo E4300 is only 1.8g but it will overclock to 3gigs and more and that would make it game a lot faster then a opteron 185 at $339.I mean you could have a Core 2 Duo system and a gig of ram as low as $310 and a with 2 gigs of ram for $367
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Old 04-18-07, 09:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: Cheapest/Fastest 939 CPUs?

I am in the same boat. I want to get rid of my single core 4000+ but I don't know which processor to get. The thing is they have become ultra expensive now they are rare.
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Old 04-18-07, 01:19 PM   #5
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Fastest CPUs for S939? Opty 185, FX-52, FX-55 and FX-60. Opty 185 is still available, the FXs are somewhat limited now (if any availability at all).
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Old 04-18-07, 01:25 PM   #6
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is the 4600+ or 4800+ a bad choice?
They aren't necessary bad, just not as good as those that I stated above. Although, a few of what I stated above are just single core (FX-52/55), so it's up to you.
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Old 04-18-07, 01:41 PM   #7
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At this point and time, you wont see a whole lot of improvement in gaming going from your 4000+ to a X2. There just aren't that many games yet that take full advantage of dual cores(There are a lot more coming though obviously). The rig in my sig when playing Oblivion, Stalker, Fear, Quake 4.....I get a higher FPS than on my oc'd 4000+ that's in my office but it's irrelevant as anything above 40fps pretty much looks and feels exactly the same and it's not really that much extra FPS anyway. I think the fastest clocked 939 is 2.8gig, I can OC my 4000+ to that quite easily leaving really no reason what-so-ever to upgrade to an X2 939. I do get higher benchmarks with the 6000+ but really...what good does that do a person? You might want to wait until either AMD gets Barcelona on the market or for Intel's price drop on the C2D's, you'd then be investing in a system that would last you a bit longer. Lower end C2D's are priced pretty decent at the moment also.
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Old 04-18-07, 04:22 PM   #8
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imo amd ditched the 939 socket far too early, i remember a few years ago theinq did an article on the last socket a motherboard being released.

besides, ddr1->dd2 = nill performance gain, in fact, i hardly see a point in getting faster memory - ever
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Old 04-18-07, 06:28 PM   #9
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imo amd ditched the 939 socket far too early, i remember a few years ago theinq did an article on the last socket a motherboard being released.

besides, ddr1->dd2 = nill performance gain, in fact, i hardly see a point in getting faster memory - ever
I agree.

If they had held on and continued releasing CPUs (up to the 6000+) on socket 939, they would probably be in a better financial state... well, assuming it didn't cost an arm and a leg to develop CPUs for 2 platforms. I don't imagine that they are all that different though.

I'm reasonably happy with my CPU though. If it weren't for a few disgustingly CPU limited parts in a few games, I wouldn't even think of upgrading, but right now I'm looking forward to upgrading my CPU more than my video card.
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Old 04-19-07, 04:11 PM   #10
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if you want a single core then go for the fx-55, or if you want dual core the go for the x2 4800. Dual core is great if you like to run multiple programs at once, but not many games support it.
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Old 04-20-07, 12:28 AM   #11
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Well I don't really care how good Intel is I will always stick with AMD
they not done me wrong yet and I really don't think they will any times soon, I have a dual core fx60 right now I was running my fx57 and that is an awesome single core chip which I had Swiftech water cooling 1/2 pipe and I easily overclocked 3.4 and that was great, I bought my wife a 4400 from a friend and I watched her open page after page and do multitasking and that's what drove me tothe fx-60, but dam, way back when I bough the fx-57f from Tigerdirect and I paid 1400 and after taxes it was like 1600dollars and that blew the frick out my wife's head whenI did that, but since then I have bought on here, the fx-60, dualcore 4800, 64/3200for great overclocking, also a 64/4000 so the money Isaved getting them help out way the loss I took on the fx-57 which I will never sell..So now just updating my wife's machine with the ultimate Switech package, that has two times 120mm fans on double size rad and it has north bridge to cool off and her machine use to have a 6800ultra with an Innovatek water cooler on it, but her machine only had a a beginner kindwin water cooler and it was good enough until I added the dual core 4400's , so now I m giving her the works. She will have Asus A8N-SLI with the dual 4800's the swiftech water cooler set 1/2 pipes cooling the north bridge and I also bough two 7800gtx OC from a guy here and also got the Danger Den water coolers, and so her machine will rock for at least 3 to 4 years, I'm doing that so I can justify me buying a 8800gtx and put the 7900gtx512 on the side..
I made a machine for my daughter and I did hers to AM2 x2/3800 and paid 279 for that chip 6months ago and now I can buy the 6000 for the same price, nice kick in the head on that...But I'm waiting for AMD to jump to the DDR #3
and then I 'll buy that chipset, that one is suppose to rock. Just wait 2 years and it will be all different, That core dual isn't that great, the 2nd cache of 2mgs wastes move of the memory on it's architecture.
And sorry for righting two much. I would stick with AMD but if you want to sell your AMD chips Iwill gladly buy them...later
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If they had held on and continued releasing CPUs (up to the 6000+) on socket 939, they would probably be in a better financial state... well, assuming it didn't cost an arm and a leg to develop CPUs for 2 platforms. I don't imagine that they are all that different though.
Yeah i would've picked the FX-62/6000+ up if it was 939 compatible.
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