939 or 754? PCI-E or AGP? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2005, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
mRk
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 117
Default 939 or 754? PCI-E or AGP?

Hey, I haven't been up to date on all the fangled gadgets and technology so please excuse my ignorance.

I plan on building a computer soon for the summer. I was looking into 64-bit AMDs and I found two types of sockets for AMD 64, 939 and 754. Which is better and whats the difference between these two?

Also, there's the new PCI-Express(well it's new to me). Is this suppose to be better than AGP? I plan on getting an All-In-Wonder video card and I was deciding on the x600PRO or the 9600XT. Which would be a better buy?

I also see some DDR2 RAMs. Are there any mobos with that yet?

Thanks in advance.
__________________

mRk is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

754 is an old socket, very bad with memory

939 is the new socket and supports Dual Channel memoery and PCI-E

DDR2 is a new type of DDR used in INTEL ONLY systems. However due to AMD's superior memory controller, DDR in an AMD system will be just as fast / if not faster than an Intel with DDR2 at 533 mhz.

PCI-E is a good idea, and it's cheaper to make native PCI-E cards. Doubble the speed even though you wont notice it for a while.

And for graphics card's, what do you want to do with this PC?
__________________

DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 584
Send a message via ICQ to daappleby
Default

if you just start from the top of the hardware forum and read your way though you will find these questions are answered several time.
__________________

Help us Help you:

1) <b>RTFM</b>
2) Search TF using <b>more than one</b> keyword or combination of words
3) Post specific details. We need your computer specs, your OS, and any details from the error messages you get.
daappleby is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 07:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

939 > 754
PCI-e > AGP
6600GT > X600/9600XT
__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 07:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
mRk
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 117
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 003
939 > 754
PCI-e > AGP
6600GT > X600/9600XT
Short and simple. Thanks.

I have no tv in my room, so I thought I would watch tv on my computer. How are the All-In-Wonder cards by the way? Yay or nay?
mRk is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 08:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
macdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 813
Default

nay, I'd rather buy a good video card, and have a separate TV tuner in a PCI slot.
macdawg is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
idiotec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,748
Default

Quote:
nay, I'd rather buy a good video card, and have a separate TV tuner in a PCI slot.
^agreed
__________________

BE HEARD - Techonvent
DS3 | E6400 - 3.2GHz 24/7 | 2GB OCZ PLat. PC6400 | 6800GT | Zippy 460W
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
idiotec is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 08:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,006
Default

If you have no plans on upgrading, socket 754 is the way to go. Yes, it doesn't support dual channel, but doesnt that only increase performance significantly on intel processors? Socket 754 is mainly all Agp, while socket 939 can be either. So basically, if you plan on keeping your comp for 3 years and then buying a new one, get socket 754 and save a few bucks. If you want to upgrade in the future, get 939 and pci-e.
Hacp is offline  
Old 06-13-2005, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
mRk
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 117
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by idiotec
^agreed
Do you guys know any good Video Card + TV Tuner for $189 dollars?
__________________

mRk is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.