Socket 754 or 939 on motherboard

  tuftyhill 00:04 17 Mar 05
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I'm looking for a new base unit to replace my very old, slow present one.
On reading many articles I'm looking at having the AMD 64bit CPU, prob the 3000+ or 3200+.
I've had various quotes from manufacturers, with my favourite up to now only having motherboards that support socket 754, they do one that supports both (ASRock K8 Combo) but it only has a maximum of 2GB RAM.
I'm not technically minded at all, it's just what I've been reading.
Apparently the socket 754 is not going to be supported much longer and I want a system that I can upgrade in the future.
Any advice or opinions much appreciated.

  alan227 09:01 17 Mar 05

Go for the 939 that is the way forward.
As you stated the 754 has a limited lifetime.

  Trackrat 09:16 17 Mar 05

I am building an AMD 64 939 3500+ computer and I had a look at the 754 but found that with only a limited lifetime it was best to go with 939

  tuftyhill 00:27 18 Mar 05

Many thanks - 939 it is.

  Lead 18:27 18 Mar 05

754 has a little more life in yet, so current users have no need to move to 939.

If you see a 754 system on offer, don't discount it either.

However, if you're building a totally new 64bit system then 939 does make a little more sense, as it's more up to date, for only a little more money.

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