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 10/08/2006 11:08 AM
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[font=Arial]Hi to all.
Iam new on this forum and i am very pleased to be in it.
i am planning to make a nwe comp system using amd 3800+ dual core cpu but i am a little confused which motherboard to use. I am also confused about the type of socket between 939 and AM2.
How do you recognise beween the two? I don t like to pay for an AM2 and get a 939 insted? I dont like being foold by buisness man!!!
I also don t like to overclock the cpu.. that will serve exessive heat to the cpu.
I like to use flight sim ie flight sim 2004 micrsoft and I would like a smooth operation.
THANKS FOR HELPING. MARIO.
 10/08/2006 11:27 AM
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the main difference between Socket 939 and AM2 is that s939 uses DDR ram where AM2 uses DDR2. the 3800 X2 is a great choice. if you currently have DDR ram and you dont want to spend more to get DDR2, go for s993 but if your building a whole new system, id go for AM2. AM2 is the newer platform and supports DDR2 so you might get a bit more speed if you get faster ram on it. welcome to the forums and good luck.

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 10/08/2006 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by: zulu7777
[font=Arial]Hi to all.
Iam new on this forum and i am very pleased to be in it.
i am planning to make a nwe comp system using amd 3800+ dual core cpu but i am a little confused which motherboard to use. I am also confused about the type of socket between 939 and AM2.
How do you recognise beween the two? I don t like to pay for an AM2 and get a 939 insted? I dont like being foold by buisness man!!!
I also don t like to overclock the cpu.. that will serve exessive heat to the cpu.
I like to use flight sim ie flight sim 2004 micrsoft and I would like a smooth operation.
THANKS FOR HELPING. MARIO.



Will this be a completely scratch build or do you have any components from a previous build that you plan on using with this one? For example, if you have a few GB of decent DDR memory, you may wish to ponder 939 versus AM2.

AM2 is newer, uses more expensive DDR2 memory (with dreadfully higher latencies) and has a better upgrade path as 939 has been rendered virtually obsolete with few if any new 939 processors being manufactured at all.

Note also that the 4200 for but a few $'s more will give a nice performance boost over the 3800 and should warrant serious consideration.
 10/08/2006 12:16 PM
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939 VS AM2 :

check my sig
 10/10/2006 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by: AM2_GAINWARD
939 VS AM2 :

check my sig


HI, I would like to thanking you guys for repling soon !
I am planning to build a new system and like to try the AMD cpu.
How do you recognise phisically between 939 and AM2 ?
I dont wont to by an AM2 and the sales man will give me a 939 insted!
I like to use the microsoft flight sim espesially 2004 and I like a smooth flight !
Please can u give me some tips on which mobo and video card I can use with 3800+ and or 4600+ both dual core.
again I would like to thank u for your very intresting HELP
MARIO.
 10/11/2006 01:40 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: zulu7777
HI, I would like to thanking you guys for repling soon !
I am planning to build a new system and like to try the AMD cpu.
How do you recognise phisically between 939 and AM2 ?
I dont wont to by an AM2 and the sales man will give me a 939 insted!
I like to use the microsoft flight sim espesially 2004 and I like a smooth flight !
Please can u give me some tips on which mobo and video card I can use with 3800+ and or 4600+ both dual core.
again I would like to thank u for your very intresting HELP
MARIO.


well , u wont see a big diffrence between 939 and am2 , the reason as u know is maybe the more upgrdae path that u will have, if u want sli :

the best SLI board for NF4 : ASUS A8N32SLI DELUXE , it is a very good mobo for OCing and stabiliy ,
if u want crossfire , ABIT AT8 is good ,

here is the comparsion :
http://anandtech.com/mb/defaul...anu=...amp;manukey=DFI
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