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Old 08-22-2004, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are athlon 64's socket 754 or 939?

I am about to buy an athlon 64bit processor, which according to dabs is socket 754.

I am also looking at the asus a8v motherboard. The review of this board states that it is suitable for socket 939 athlon 64 fx and althlon 64 chips.

Im confused. The socket layout of these sockets look completely different. How is it that the asus board can support athlon 64 whenit has a socket 939? does the athlon 64 bit processor come in socket 939 and 754 variations?


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Both, 939 starts at 3500+ Models and up (with one exception i think)
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Don't forget about 940s :P
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and what is socket 940?
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what's the difference? 940 and 939?
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940 requires ECC modules (error correction) - 939 does not.
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so an athlon 64 3200+ wont work in the asus board that has a socket 939 and claims to support both althlon 64 and althlon 64 fx?
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the 64 3200+ will only work with a 754 board

64 FX and higher end 64's use 939
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940 requires ECC modules (error correction) - 939 does not.
940 uses registered . . . 939 uses unbuffered (better and cheaper)

also, 939 is the only one of the 3 (754, 939, 940) that can run dual channel ram, and is the one that amd is going to stick with
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