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Old 01-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the difference in all these sockets on motherboards such as AMD socket A, socket 754, socket 939, etc??

is the higher the # the faster or something? thanks
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well socket A is basically a previous generation for the Athlon XP, Durons, Semprons (although Semprons also have Socket 754 now)

The Socket A is also known as Socket 462 because the CPU has 462 pins, Same thing applies to the Socket 754, 939 and 940

Socket 754 = No dual channel support (first thing that pops into my mind, not sure if theres another main differentiating difference)

Socket 939 = Supports everything and will continue to be upgraded by AMD

Socket 940 = Requires ECC and Registered RAM ONLY and again will be phased out just like Socket 754

Of course more pins = more bandwidth = more performance.

So each one has it's own features.

Higher the # the faster......well kinda...you gotta look at the seperate features and whatnot, but generally speaking it's true.

Like I said, more pins = more bandwidth for data to flow through.

That's just a quick run down I'm sure someone else can give you more detail.
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cool, thats perfect thanks nubius

so basically , 939 is the way to go
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