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Old 08-04-2006, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A very very good friend of my has an very old Socket A system with DDR400 [not too shabby] and an AGP x8 video card[she says her pc tells her its Gforce FX5950 Ultra LE.. has anyone heard of it?? Im guessing its AGP x8 although shes clueless and I dont recognize the model]

Anyway she wants to just upgrade her Motherboard and CPU for a better mutlitasking ability.. [she plays same RPG games as I do that you can run multiple clients and her Athlon XP is very limiting her... she can barley run one lol]

Now I had in mind getting her an x2 3800 + a nice S939 motherboard with AGP x8 support so she wont have to get new ram [or at least just get another dual kit and run extra ram instead replacing completley] and she wont have to replace v. card because she don't need high-end graphic card [it serves her needs.]

Now I had in mind two motherboards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128286

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307

I don't know the diffrence between them... and not too sure of their quality frankly either.

Thing is I have NO experience with S939 at all [never owned one], so can anyone toss me a hint? She doesn't wish to spend more than 250$[USD] for both the Mobo and CPU... and perhaps she will add SOME money for extra ram, thats up to her I dunno yet.

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The first one might be better since it has the nforce 3 chipset.
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and the 2'nd? what does it have?

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Old 08-04-2006, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://us.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_prod...YPE=LP&SITE=US
Board i have, i dont think youll find something better.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ah.. that IS a great board, but where can she buy it? I dont see it on any store...

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Hmm Australia
http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod2536.htm

UK??
http://www.chillblast.com/product.php?productid=17005
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Just stick with socket 939 and pci-e, that way you still get ddr400 and you dont need to find lower end am2 boards that support ddr
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He dosent want to make the chick buy a new video card, thats why hes looking for S939 and AGP.
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