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Old 08-19-2006, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which AMD chip should I be looking to buy? AM2 or 939.
I would like to know which chipset has the best chance of being used in the future.
Is the AM3 in the AM2 boards just rumor?
Ok, Thanks.
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Go for AM2...939 is old now. And yes I believe AM3 will be compatible with the AM2 boards.
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Go for AM2...939 is old now. And yes I believe AM3 will be compatible with the AM2 boards.
Yes...go am2
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AM2 definately
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Socket 939 is going to be like the P4... it'l be around for years to come. It may be "old" but it's still a dam good system. and there is not much of a performance difference between the AM2 and 939. true AM2 is better and more up to date... Just my 2 cents.

But since they ARE the same price right now... go AM2.
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do they have the athlon 4000 in am2? i cant seem to find it.
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Yeah I would go AM2.
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Ok cool. So my second question would be as far as the AM2 line goes, which processor would be the best bang for the buck.
What can run all the games and multi-task like a prom date on speed, able to keep up until AM3 and isn't going to set me back 500 bucks?
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Ok cool. So my second question would be as far as the AM2 line goes, which processor would be the best bang for the buck.
What can run all the games and multi-task like a prom date on speed, able to keep up until AM3 and isn't going to set me back 500 bucks?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
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