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July 8, 2006 8:53:14 PM

Hey there.

I got a co-worker that said he read someplace that you can actually drop a socket 939 CPU into an AM2 motherboard and it will work. He's not the type of guy that just amkes shit up so I'm inclined to think he really did read it someplace but I can't find anything that supports it. I wouldn't think it would work because the mem controller in a s939 CPU is DDR1 and the memory slots on the AM2 mobo would be DDR2, and you'd have a memory incompatibility. I also don't know if you could use it if you used DDR2 memory and just ran it at a much slower clock speed than it's rated for.

Anyone have any thoughts or hear anything about this? Thanks.

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July 8, 2006 8:55:49 PM

He is WRONG!
July 8, 2006 9:02:24 PM

It is impossible to even fit a S939 CPU in an AM2 Socket, the pin layout is different due to the DDR2 ODMC but some motherboards such as the Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 can be upgraded to an AM2 CPU and DDR2 memory by using a Socket AM2 Riser
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July 8, 2006 9:04:32 PM

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Hey there.

I got a co-worker that said he read someplace that you can actually drop a socket 939 CPU into an AM2 motherboard and it will work. He's not the type of guy that just amkes **** up so I'm inclined to think he really did read it someplace but I can't find anything that supports it. I wouldn't think it would work because the mem controller in a s939 CPU is DDR1 and the memory slots on the AM2 mobo would be DDR2, and you'd have a memory incompatibility. I also don't know if you could use it if you used DDR2 memory and just ran it at a much slower clock speed than it's rated for.

Anyone have any thoughts or hear anything about this? Thanks.


You can't drop a S939 Athlon into a AM2 mobo.

But you can drop a AM2 Athlon into a S939 mobo if you have the Asrock 939SLI32-eSATA2 and an adaptor card.
July 8, 2006 11:20:41 PM

Boy that must be a bummer, or double whammy.

Thought the AM2 platform would adapt 939 CPU to be able to use DDR2 memory.

Heh, so you have to by a AM2 Proc, eh?

I did end up looking at AM2 CPU's on NewEgg. Geesh, and also read that Feb Article:

AnadTech - AM2: More then just a memory change
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