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AM2 OR socket 939

Buy AM2
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Upgrade to Socket 939
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AM2 OR socket 939

Post by SAMSAMHA » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:00 am

With AM2 is going to be released, I wonder are any of you guys planning to upgrade to am2 or keep using socket 939 or maybe thinking of upgrading your socket 754 to socket 939.

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Post by kenc51 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:24 am

Waiting for Conroe.......

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:55 am

ditto
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Post by infinitevalence » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:48 pm

I would really like to move to AM2 but by the time CPU's and motherboards are even remotly in my price range Conroe will be out, and it is what im really interested in. So AMD will likly sell me one more 939 processor, and will move up to 2gb, and maybe put a new video card in. But keep most of my system until mid 2007. If for some strage reason i can get a good overclocking board and dualcore cpu that will do at leat 2.6ghz from AMD and partners in the next 6mths then i might upgrade.
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Post by SAMSAMHA » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:59 pm

i think I am waiting for conroe as well. I think conroe really will overtake the performance king from amd.

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Post by Immortal » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:26 am

Woo go Intel.....

Anyway... im waiting for conroe too! :)

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:50 am

shocking results so far!

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Post by SAMSAMHA » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:13 am

i just thought of another reason to wait, as current core duo does not support 64bit, so I guess it would be wise to wait for the conroe when it support both 64bit as well as virtualization, which by then, I hope amd has something new to compete with intel.

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Post by Black Mesa Scientist » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:12 am

Since COnroe is damn cheap, yes I will wait for it.
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Post by EvilCloudStrife » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:54 am

like most people here i am keeping my opteron 148 until the socket after AM2. I think i can hold over till then.. maybe..

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Post by stereo55 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:15 pm

Using a 165 at the moment and pretty happy with it . M2 is going to be a long wait for me , if ever . I'd be happier with a duel-duel core motherboard for the Opty 165/170/180 , etc chips . :mrgreen:

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Post by jtm55 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:59 pm

Hi All,

I'll be waiting to see if Conroe is all what they claim it too be.

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Post by Sovereign » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:15 pm

Have 939 now, if Conroe is all it's cracked up to be I'll move to Intel, but if that means DDR3 and hugely expensive stuff I might stay with AMD unless Conroe WAY outperforms EVERYTHING AMD has. Not being a phanboi, just economical. :)
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Post by werty316 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:35 pm

Wait for AMD's 65nm chips. Conroe is gonna cost and arm and leg and AM2 is not worth it since it performs pretty much the same as S939. AM2 is just S939 with a DDR memory controller.
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Post by infinitevalence » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:37 pm

base model Conroe is supposed to be priced in at ~ $250
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Post by -mogwai » Wed May 24, 2006 11:02 pm

i just saw some benchmarks for the am2 version of the x2 4800 and i was pretty disappointed.... the 939 beat the am2. here's everyone waiting for this supposedly great socket for amd and it isn't better than their old socket... hmm...

anyone have contradictory findings?
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Post by infinitevalence » Thu May 25, 2006 12:18 am

AM2 is better but its not revolutionary. its at most 5% better than DDR1 system. What you cant see is how its going to scale in the next 2 years as AMD makes the transistion to 65nm and as DDR2 gets faster. DDR1 is hitting its limits, there will still be improvments and its by no means dead, but DDR2 is where all the real R&D is happening and thats where you going to see performance start scaling up.

Just wait, dont jump on the bandwagon quite yet :)
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Post by stev » Thu May 25, 2006 5:40 am

I'm just plain C-H-E-A-P! Still using Slot-A 750Mhz and Athlon 2200+ for now. When these newer chips come out, I'll be picking through the leftover 939 parts for a good deal. :P

Why? Because so much info on overclocking is already on the net and all sorts of do's and don'ts. I'll be ready. Maybe not today, maybe not tomarrow, but some time soon. (hmm, where did I hear that before?)

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 25, 2006 6:06 am

-mogwai wrote:here's everyone waiting for this supposedly great socket for amd and it isn't better than their old socket... hmm...

anyone have contradictory findings?
where did you get those thoughts from and where were you at my last workshop here in STL?

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Post by -mogwai » Thu May 25, 2006 12:32 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
-mogwai wrote:here's everyone waiting for this supposedly great socket for amd and it isn't better than their old socket... hmm...

anyone have contradictory findings?
where did you get those thoughts from and where were you at my last workshop here in STL?
the last one you had that i was at was at our lan. did you have another one that i didn't know about? i know that you mentioned am2 at our lan, but i don't remember exactly what you said about it.
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