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Topic Title: Socket 939 X2 still available?
Topic Summary: Where can I find one
Created On: 06/08/2008 01:02 PM
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 06/08/2008 01:02 PM
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I believe a cpu upgrade will be enough to keep my gaming system going for another year or so and am looking for a Dual Core socket 939 processor. The only problem is that they are hard to come by and ebay seems to be the only place where the few out there can be found. After recently picking up a ram upgrade and new video card (8800 GTS) I'm running really low on pc upgrade money. I would like to avoid the overpriced ebay option if possible. Does anyone know a site that might carry older cpus for sale?

Trying to find a 4400 or 4800+

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 06/08/2008 01:19 PM
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Ebay looks to be about it. They where pulled off the production line years ago. I would think about the Option of a $50.00 to $60.00 AM2 board with a $55.00 2 gig ddr 2 800 ram pack and a 4600+ X2 retail for around $59.00. $165.00 and your set for years.
 06/08/2008 01:43 PM
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Perhaps that would be for the best. I would probably have to pay that much or more to get a similer 939 cpu anyways.

Kind of off topic but, if anyone knows, how much of a bottleneck is my current single core 2.4GHz cpu on my video card? Also, would the DDR2 show much of a improvement in gaming over the DDR400 I'm using now?

With the goal of having a pc that will play the games coming out this year and into next at 1280x1024 with mid lvl settings can my old single core cpu get the job done?
 06/08/2008 09:57 PM
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Adam is right, the last 939-pin X2 4800 I saw was over $300.

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 06/09/2008 05:37 AM
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I love socket 939, still using mine and keeping pace to some of those AM2 rigs (dual-core ones anyways), but might as well go and get an AM2+ motherboard. From there you can go for a nice dual-core (which would use less power than a 939 type) and enjoy 4-8GB of DDR2 1066MHz RAM (depending on motherboard configuration). Later on you can put in a quad-core Phenom and supposedly a few AM3 CPU's in 2009. Good forward upgradeability.

As with any computer build, the motherboard and chipset are your backbone so I'd rather spend a few more dollars there and get a good one, with solid chokes and capacitors and have soemthing that will last and allow future upgrades. If you're going to an AMD/ATI chipset try to find one with the SB700 or SB750 southbridge. These will also allow better overclocking of Phenoms.

A good setup would be the 780G or 790GX if you only need one videocard. If you plan to go CrossfireX the 790X is OK, but it has the weaker SB600 southbridge and has some problems with AHCI mode on RAID. At least some people here have experienced it. It works, it's just not as fast as it should be. The SB700 and SB750 have eliminated it and the SB750 adds RAID-5 support. The newer 790X (790FX??) boards to arrive with the SB750 have yet to be announced but some have sprung up at Computex so they could be arriving sometime soon, but it's anyones guess.

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 06/26/2008 05:46 PM
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Did AMD really completely stop the production of all 939 based CPUs? A 939 based Athlon 64 X2 4800 for $60 would be a great CPU for upgrading older machines with single cores.
 06/26/2008 06:05 PM
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Yeah, I'd buy one today for that price...

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 06/26/2008 11:03 PM
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Yes. AMD's last 939 socket CPU created was the FX-60, January 2006. Production for all scoket 939 CPU's started to end around June to September 2006. Opteron's still continued to be made, though only higher perfomance dual-core varients like the Opteron 185. Opteron production ended last summer, 2007. That was the end of socket 939. RIP.

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 06/27/2008 01:49 AM
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OK. So I guess we will have to move to a completely new platform. Does anyone know if one of AMDs fabs is still capable of producing those chips? I know it probably won't happen, but it would be nice if the produced a few more batches of 4800 CPUs in order to respond to the existing customer demand (high ebay prices prove this).
 06/27/2008 03:05 AM
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AMD is entirely on 65nm AM2 and 65nm AM2+ CPUs now and currently starting production on 45nm AM2+ CPUs. AMD doesn't have the fabs or money to keep older technology in production. Unfortunately it happens, but I can tell yuo that an AM2+ platform is much better, and will perform better (and cheaper) that what you had paid for a socket 939 system.

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 06/27/2008 05:12 AM
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OK, thanks. I didn't know that AMD is already entirely on 65/45 nm. So the X2 AM2 CPUs in 90nm aren't sold out yet because there are enough alternatives for that platform, whereas the X2 939 CPUs are sold out because there are no alternatives available. Maybe it's really time to skip X2 and move on to X4 immediatly.
 06/27/2008 06:45 AM
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If you want to go X4, wait for the 45nm Phenoms.

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 06/27/2008 05:42 PM
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Yep...45nm is where it's at. I'm not saying it's going to be the best CPU around, but it'll be a whole lot better on performance and power usage.

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 07/16/2008 11:42 AM
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LONG LIVE THE AWSOME SOCKET 939 DINOSAURS

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