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 01/05/2004 08:13 PM
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davehries
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I am considering upgrading to a new system. I like the AMD64 CPU, but am concerned about future upgrading. My question is this --
If I purchased a single CPU Opteron MB and installed an Opteron (14X) 940 pin chip in it at this time, would I be able to upgrade to a new FX 939 pin chip at some future date? I like the idea of the extra bandwidth that I could get with an Opteron, but would like to have the option to move to the FX series in the future.
Thanks for your opinions on this.
 01/05/2004 08:25 PM
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Don't see how it could work.

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 01/06/2004 06:41 AM
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Socket 939 CPUs will NOT run on a Socket 940 mobo and vice versa.
However, the current Socket 940 Athlon 64 FX-series will be continued atleast throughout this year, so i reckon you could get one of the cheaper, lower clocked 14x-Opterons and move to a Socket 940 A64 FX-51/53/55 when you feel like it(or can afford it).

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