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AMD TO PHASE OUT SOCKET 939

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December 11, 2006 5:02:34 AM

Awww hell ... :? Well I guess I better invest in a new mobo, cpu and memory ...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20061017091813...

:roll: I forgot how much I hate technology ...

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a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2006 5:44:00 AM

AHH 8) ! Luckily I'm getting a sandy 3700 off a cousin for $AU40, so all I need is the mobo and pci-e video card now. I leave cheap hardware, free is better tho. I upgrade fairly rarely so I'm good. I need all new stuff every time I upgrade coz technology advances a few sockets by then.
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a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2006 5:46:03 AM

What I dont understand tho is why is s754 outlasting the newer an better s939? Maybe its the OEMs that still use them in ultra-cheap builds.
December 11, 2006 5:47:19 AM

Hmmm

decisions .. .


keep my 939 3800X2

or

Return it and buy a AM2 board, and save up yet more money for a AM2 3800X2 ... :x

or the hell with it and ..

Go to Intel :?
December 11, 2006 1:05:13 PM

it doesnt matter if its amd or intel. they all change sockets eventually. hate to say it but its just something you have to get used to.
December 11, 2006 1:37:06 PM

S754 was used for notebook mobos aswell but now theres a new socket for notebook so S754 is dead also.
December 11, 2006 2:11:03 PM

keep your current system, mine is nearly the same. Just wait until quad-core becomes cheaper and upgrade then.
December 11, 2006 2:13:34 PM

True, you can get a socket 754 board easy enough but try to get a CPU (The price will make you think twice)

I still have a few years left in my 939 and spare parts too. I new this was coming for some time. No biggy, I'll just do a new build when the time comes.
December 11, 2006 2:27:48 PM

all i can say is viva socket A!!!
I still reckon that it has unforfilled potential....
December 11, 2006 2:35:34 PM

This has been known for a long time. To top it off, so far I've seen nothing impressive performance wise about the AM2 series. So when a FX60 came along at a decent price, I bought it. Figure I can keep my present system going for another 6-12 months before needing to upgrade. Hope by then a significantly better cpu from AMD will come along. Otherwise, the next PC may have Intel inside.
a b K Overclocking
December 11, 2006 9:00:34 PM

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This has been known for a long time. To top it off, so far I've seen nothing impressive performance wise about the AM2 series.

There wasnt supposed to be a performance increase, it was a transition to phase out older tech like DDR1 RAM which is getting expensive as well as to fix up a few socket issues which they have (apparently, since I dont own an AM2 board) done.
December 11, 2006 9:51:02 PM

You need a 1gh thunderbird to go with that viva la socket A?
December 12, 2006 4:41:55 PM

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You need a 1gh thunderbird to go with that viva la socket A?

ah, my first homebuild...complete with 192 SDRAM...
still before they brought in sempron (which for me destroyed Socket A) it was great.
December 12, 2006 5:34:39 PM

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You need a 1gh thunderbird to go with that viva la socket A?

ah, my first homebuild...complete with 192 SDRAM...
still before they brought in sempron (which for me destroyed Socket A) it was great.

Can i ask why you believe Sempron "destroyed" socket A?
December 12, 2006 6:07:38 PM

LOL, someone is seriously behind the times....this news is at least a year old.
December 12, 2006 6:58:56 PM

Well I haven't built a computer in 5 years :?
December 12, 2006 7:31:00 PM

You probably still own that polyester suit don't you? :wink:
December 12, 2006 7:38:18 PM

No :oops:  ... I threw it away with my socket a board ...

btw does anybody want to buy a socket a board lol j/k
December 12, 2006 8:29:15 PM

All this will succeed in doing is pushing more people towards C2D. If you have to change memory and mobo anyway, why not go Intel? AMD should have supported 939 until they had a reasonable alternative to Intel's offering ready to go.
December 12, 2006 8:52:16 PM

the tile of the artical reads AMD to Phase Out Socket 939 Chips by Year End.
AMD’s New Form-Factor Rapidly Gains Popularity

i was though a form factor was atx, mini itx and so on on the socket type!
December 12, 2006 8:52:20 PM

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All this will succeed in doing is pushing more people towards C2D. If you have to change memory and mobo anyway, why not go Intel? AMD should have supported 939 until they had a reasonable alternative to Intel's offering ready to go.


Amen :p 

I'll second that Amen.

On a side note, my six month old Corsair PC3500LL Pro ram died and I had to RMA it. Corsair wrote back today and said the ram is oblsolete and they no longer stock it, so would I be willing to take some PC3200 ram instead? Oh yes, they apologize for the inconvenience. They did not offer to upgrade it to the next higher quality ram.

Any guesses where I think they can shove it?
December 12, 2006 8:55:45 PM

in to a socket a mobo?
December 12, 2006 9:05:49 PM

please don't say there exhaust port, that could cause a catastrophic build up of random access memory!
December 12, 2006 9:29:17 PM

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please don't say there exhaust port, that could cause a catastrophic build up of random access memory!


He's got the general idea! :twisted:
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2006 9:43:13 PM

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i still say your kitty looks stoned or drunk. :p 

Fortunately its not mine, I found it on google. Wish I had a cat that could imitate a smile like that tho 8)
December 12, 2006 9:43:50 PM

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All this will succeed in doing is pushing more people towards C2D. If you have to change memory and mobo anyway, why not go Intel? AMD should have supported 939 until they had a reasonable alternative to Intel's offering ready to go.


Amen :p 

I'll second that Amen.

On a side note, my six month old Corsair PC3500LL Pro ram died and I had to RMA it. Corsair wrote back today and said the ram is oblsolete and they no longer stock it, so would I be willing to take some PC3200 ram instead? Oh yes, they apologize for the inconvenience. They did not offer to upgrade it to the next higher quality ram.

Any guesses where I think they can shove it? As a 939 owner the ONLY reason why amd isnt supporting it anymore is that intel still has alot of netburst out there and amd ,taking their chances by dropping the 939,was to compete with the older netburst ech,thus gaining dell and whatever.Gutsy move......wonder what c2d will make it ib my case now....
December 12, 2006 10:03:14 PM

Whom ever buys the socket A, i have a 1ghz proc for it for sale.
And I liked 939 damn. I hate DDR2.
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2006 10:06:21 PM

I like DDR2, I dont like having to buy it. Anyone want to give me some?
December 12, 2006 10:09:07 PM

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I like DDR2, I dont like having to buy it. Anyone want to give me some?


I'm waiting for DDR3. Hope its not too long a wait.
December 12, 2006 10:11:52 PM

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I like DDR2, I dont like having to buy it. Anyone want to give me some?


lol i'm with you man. gladly accepting donations. still on soc a and loving it. 939 had a good run. definately. and btw: someone was like, i think it was MEGAWATT, "am2 is more expensive." i've seen am2 procs for ALOT cheaper than 939 procs. you may wanna check newegg again. plus, with the almost constant price drops... you may be surprised. true, the ram and vid card is where it gets you....



i personally think your cat looks pleasured in another way 8O
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2006 10:24:33 PM

Its not my cat, fortunately. It looks kinda stoned. I found it on google.
December 12, 2006 10:26:29 PM

I got a 1.33 thunderburd on the shelf that was running fulltime up this time last year no problems with it at all it ended up my server it was the mobo that failed eventualy but then everuthing except for the cpu and the mobo was updated lol
Gazz
December 12, 2006 10:43:11 PM

Im waiting for DDR4 :wink:
December 12, 2006 10:48:29 PM

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Im waiting for DDR4 :wink:


ddr4 and not ddr9? whats your problem?! its only 20 yrs away! if you don't wait, you're being so stupid, it'll pwn!

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

i hate moore and his law...
a b K Overclocking
December 12, 2006 10:52:56 PM

I hope you're good at waiting for things. Maybe you could ask Santa for some, he's bound to be working on it. Where do you think all these companies get their innovative ideas from? Santa should sue for royalties :lol: 
December 12, 2006 11:02:09 PM

Actually I already have ddr4. I glued to sticks of DDR2 together. Now if I can just find a slot that it will fit into.

Hmmm all of this just to play some crappy games. Shouldn't they being trying to cure cancer or ending world hunger instead of making my gaming experience better?

Gotta have my priorities. :wink:
December 12, 2006 11:11:27 PM

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You need a 1gh thunderbird to go with that viva la socket A?

ah, my first homebuild...complete with 192 SDRAM...
still before they brought in sempron (which for me destroyed Socket A) it was great.

Can i ask why you believe Sempron "destroyed" socket A?
meh
started the idea of socket A being a budget socket, from the late great Barton Core a great step back (in my mind), in case you didnt realize i also dislike the 754 socket.
December 12, 2006 11:30:48 PM

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You need a 1gh thunderbird to go with that viva la socket A?

ah, my first homebuild...complete with 192 SDRAM...
still before they brought in sempron (which for me destroyed Socket A) it was great.

Can i ask why you believe Sempron "destroyed" socket A?
meh
started the idea of socket A being a budget socket, from the late great Barton Core a great step back (in my mind), in case you didnt realize i also dislike the 754 socket.

thats true, but the socket A semprons let AMD get some more use out of their athlon XPs laying around. and the barton core wasnt that great.. its pretty much been hyped up. it looks great on paper.. 512 cache, 400 FSB, but all the benchmarks showed it was only about 4-5% better than regular t-breds.
December 12, 2006 11:33:13 PM

i'm not quite sure whats going on, but i think that now would be a good time for me to incohesively interject the fact that i have a socket a sempron running at 2 ghz that pwns
December 12, 2006 11:40:33 PM

Well, they aren't mutually exclusive, what with gaming cards doing double duty as protein-folding cpu's nowadays. I can see the headlines now, "PC Gaming Saves Thousands! Console Gamers Commit Mass Suicide out of Shame!" We can hope...
December 12, 2006 11:43:43 PM

And I have a 2500+ Barton XP that's running at 2.2 that kicks ........errr. Well it does pretty well. If all you do is gaming those older cpus hold their own pretty well. But you have to have a good video card of course. Now if they would just make a socket A board with a PCI-E slot. 8O
December 13, 2006 12:13:32 AM

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And I have a 2500+ Barton XP that's running at 2.2 that kicks ........errr. Well it does pretty well. If all you do is gaming those older cpus hold their own pretty well. But you have to have a good video card of course. Now if they would just make a socket A board with a PCI-E slot. 8O


sounds like someone ASRock might have up their sleeve. i heard they were going to bring out a socket 7 board with SATA and crossfire :p 
December 13, 2006 12:14:27 AM

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Awww hell ... :? Well I guess I better invest in a new mobo, cpu and memory ...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20061017091813...

:roll: I forgot how much I hate technology ...


Didn't we already know this was going to happen around a year ago? AMD even said so in it's roadmap!

Yep, the headline is almost two months old now

AMD to Phase Out Socket 939 Chips by Year End.
AMD’s New Form-Factor Rapidly Gains Popularity

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Category: CPU
by Anton Shilov
[ 10/17/2006 | 09:20 AM ]
December 13, 2006 1:26:52 AM

Socket 7 or super 7?

Wow that brings back memories :D 
December 13, 2006 2:13:10 AM

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Actually I already have ddr4. I glued to sticks of DDR2 together. Now if I can just find a slot that it will fit into.


Now that's funny :lol: 
December 13, 2006 2:32:27 AM

Part of the allure of S AM2 is not performance, it's lower power consumption, resulting in lower temps. Their development of S AM2 is gearing to multi-core to match Intel (which is not true quad-core, btw).


I'm going to Max my 939 as soon as I can pick up an FX60 for a decent price (where did you pick up yours?).

Currently:

ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE
AMD X2 4800
2 x 1G Corsair XMS 3200 c2pt 2,3,2,6 1T
2 x WD 74G 10,000 rpm Raptors, RAID 0
2 x WD 250G 7200 rpm Caviars, RAID 1
Samsung SH-S182M/BEBN 18X Lightscribe burner (IDE)
Lite On LH-2B1S Blue Ray burner (SATA)
2 x evga 7900GTX
Kingwin 600W modular PS
Thermaltake Blue Orb II CPU cooler
Antec Super Lan Boy case


All I really want for x-mas is an FX60 :wink:
December 13, 2006 2:40:47 AM

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I like DDR2, I dont like having to buy it. Anyone want to give me some?


lol i'm with you man. gladly accepting donations. still on soc a and loving it. 939 had a good run. definately. and btw: someone was like, i think it was MEGAWATT, "am2 is more expensive." i've seen am2 procs for ALOT cheaper than 939 procs. you may wanna check newegg again. plus, with the almost constant price drops... you may be surprised. true, the ram and vid card is where it gets you....



i personally think your cat looks pleasured in another way 8O



Yes, AM2 proc's much cheaper. I got my 4800 X2 (939) for $300 just as newegg ran out. Now you cant touch them for under $700, except on EBAY used, and they're running out quick.
a b K Overclocking
December 13, 2006 3:44:48 AM

I think you quoted the wrong person...
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