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Old 09-28-2007, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! I'm new here to the forums and this is my first post and question. I recently purchased a NVIDIA 8800GTX 768MB graphics card to update my system a little. I soon found that my processor and/or RAM don't work very well in keeping up with this leviathan. So I found a good deal on 2GB of DDR2 RAM and purchased that as well. Currently I run off of Socket 939 which I have now found to be quite dated, as Socket 775 and Socket AM2 seem to be the leading ones in popularity now. Anyway, in order to get a good upgrade in a processor, it seems I will have to switch to AM2 as they really don't make many processors for 939 anymore. I also found out the RAM I ordered is not compatible with my motherboard which only supports DDR RAM. So I figured now is the time to find out which socket to switch to. Any suggestions would be appreciated .

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OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9, PCI Express, ATX, 4 DDR RAM slots, socket 939
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
RAM: 2GB DDR
Hard Drive: Seagate 250GB, with Hitachi 1TB external
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.4GHZ Socket 939
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends, on which brand you would like to stick with. Intel as of now, is ahead. But AMD will be releasing their new processors in a few months, which I believe will be better. Then by early next year, Intel will release their new CPUs.

If you can wait those couple of months, I think the release of AMD's new CPUs, are sometime in November. Then I would suggest going the AMD route.
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Yeah, I'd like to stick with AMD, i had my eye on the 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHZ processor.

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Would you consider, going with the 4000+ for now? So that you can save money, on getting those AMD Phenoms in November?
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Ya, if you want to stick with the AMD route go with AM2.
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2GB DDR2-800 + Foxconn C51XEM2AA + AM2 6000+ is a very good combo. That's what I'm on.
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ya, a x2 4400 or 4600 would be something to wait out the new stuff coming out soon.
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cool, thanks for the heads up on that, does anyone know the specs on AMD's new processors? and prices (estimated)?
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cool, thanks for the heads up on that, does anyone know the specs on AMD's new processors? and prices (estimated)?
Here's some info, on them:
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or you can be like me and order an fx62 for 169!!!! mighty fine deal.. then buy an awesome aftermarket heatsink
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