Is there any way of converting a socket AM2 to a socket 939?

Wiredchild

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I have a socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, but i have no idea whether it works or not and have no socket 939 board to test it on (is there any other way of testing a CPU without putting it in a board?).

Basically, i need to buy a new motherboard, but i'm not sure whether to go for a socket 939 or a socket AM2 based on the fact that if this CPU works, i don't want to have to buy another. On the other hand, if i buy a socket 939 board and find out the CPU is knackered, then i'm going to have wished i got a socket AM2 board.

So, i was wondering, is there any way to run a socket 939 CPU on an AM2 board, as a compromise?
 

Atomic Rooster

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No, a socket 939 CPU will not work on an AM2 motherboard.

If your going to put together a new system, it would be better to go with an AM2 system as the 939 is slowly being phased out.
 

kchi55

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Sorry man, you're gonna have to decide between one or the other, personally I'd just get AM2 or hey an LGA775.
 

Wiredchild

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If your going to put together a new system, it would be better to go with an AM2 system as the 939 is slowly being phased out.
That was my concern; it seems stupid to buy a socket 939 motherboard nowadays, especially as socket AM2 board and CPU's are only slightly more expensive.

It's just the fact that i have this socket 939 CPU which will be going to waste. Oh well, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Thanks for your quick responses people, really appreciated.
 
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