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Is Socket AM2 compatible for 939 pin cpu?

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April 15, 2008 3:28:18 PM

or, will an older socket 939 pin cpu work in an AM2 mobo?
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April 15, 2008 3:37:00 PM

No.
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April 15, 2008 3:40:53 PM

How many times does this have to be asked? There is a search feature.

In more detailed terms, S939 is 939 pins. AM2 is 940 pins. Not compatable.
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April 15, 2008 3:41:11 PM

LOL, NO
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April 15, 2008 3:41:37 PM

Onus said:
No.


:lol: 
Well said!
April 15, 2008 3:44:59 PM

The 939 cpu will physicaly fit in th 940 socket, and vice versa, except the cpu WILL NOT WORK EVER AGAIN if you put it in the wrong socket.

Think of it as trying to get a square through a circle principle. (david Coulthard's chin is exempt from this).
April 15, 2008 3:47:53 PM

Well, you might be able to physically get a AM2 chip into a 939 socket, but it won't work. AMD has alternated from 940 to 939 to AM2 with a 940 pattern but different internals. If nothing else, a tap with a hammer would make it fit, but then it still wouldn't work. Besides the pin difference, there's also the matter of the different memory controller.
April 15, 2008 3:48:09 PM

did a search... didn't find the answer right away... (mebbe based upon my search criteria) so I asked the question again because I needed a prompt reply.

So, thanks for the prompt reply, and I promise I won't ask it again :D 
April 15, 2008 3:52:22 PM

toot that horn, hit that trumpet.
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April 15, 2008 5:08:00 PM

So basically what happened was AM2 took S939 out back, with a rifle in hand and next thing you hear is a gun blast. AM2 says that S939 is now on a farm with all the other sockets that have been "retired".
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April 15, 2008 6:05:34 PM

uk_gangsta said:
The 939 cpu will physicaly fit in th 940 socket, and vice versa, except the cpu WILL NOT WORK EVER AGAIN if you put it in the wrong socket.

Think of it as trying to get a square through a circle principle. (david Coulthard's chin is exempt from this).


lol!

He'd do even worse if he had to wear a cuboid helmet!
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April 15, 2008 8:37:53 PM

membrain said:
or, will an older socket 939 pin cpu work in an AM2 mobo?



You are seriously joking aren't you...

Aren't you.......


OMG George Bush has come on Tomshardware..........


Someone get a tissue quick...
April 15, 2008 8:41:07 PM

actually pauldh, was talking about how ASrock, had a motherbaord that could use an adapter board that would allow an AM2 processor and DDR2 memory [i think] to be used with a socket 939 ASrock motherboard.

But you still cannot fit an AM2 on a 939, and expect it to work.......... :non: 
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April 15, 2008 8:55:19 PM

Quote:


The stock socket 939 cooler fits the AM2 socket.



When did AMD start using Zalmans for their stock coolers? I remember when AM2 came out, people were upset that AMD changed the mounting for their sockets. S939 uses two screws, while AM2 uses four. The heatsinks might be the same, but you need different mounting hardware. You can't just take a stock S939 cooler and put it on an AM2 board.
April 15, 2008 8:56:57 PM

membrain said:
or, will an older socket 939 pin cpu work in an AM2 mobo?


If it did, AMD would not be in the dire straits where they are now: third place in a two man race.
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April 16, 2008 11:33:22 AM

4745454b said:

I remember when AM2 came out, people were upset that AMD changed the mounting for their sockets. S939 uses two screws, while AM2 uses four. The heatsinks might be the same, but you need different mounting hardware. You can't just take a stock S939 cooler and put it on an AM2 board.


According to this thread, the socket 939 heatsink will fit on the AM2 socket.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248351-31-will-socket...
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April 16, 2008 6:39:38 PM

But he never posted back with success. I don't think he should use that HSF anyways, there is a difference in heat output in a 3700+, and a dual core 4200+.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=1...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=1...

As you can clearly see, the mounting bracket is different. If they changed the bracket, I'm sure they changed it so that you can't mount the 939 heatsink on the AM2 bracket.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=196...

Quote:
The single tab clip mechanism makes it compatible with both socket AM2 and socket 939 processor heatsink retention frames.


On the other hand, it might be possible... I would love to look this up more, but I do need to get ready for work.
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April 16, 2008 6:53:55 PM

Just in case you missed it I will repeat it in as many languages I can think of:

Nein - German
Nyet - Russian
No! - the vast majority of languages.
bop-a-pop-a-bugalooo - Some weird tribal language

So to sum this up, No. AM2 cannot and will not ever have intercourse with a S939. It just wont happen.
April 16, 2008 7:55:29 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Just in case you missed it I will repeat it in as many languages I can think of:

Nein - German
Nyet - Russian
No! - the vast majority of languages.
bop-a-pop-a-bugalooo - Some weird tribal language

So to sum this up, No. AM2 cannot and will not ever have intercourse with a S939. It just wont happen.



That's the funniest sh!t I've seen in a while!
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April 16, 2008 8:18:28 PM

^Agreed.

jimmysmitty said:
Just in case you missed it I will repeat it in as many languages I can think of:

Nein - German
Nyet - Russian
No! - the vast majority of languages.
bop-a-pop-a-bugalooo - Some weird tribal language

So to sum this up, No. AM2 cannot and will not ever have intercourse with a S939. It just wont happen.


[:turpit:2]
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April 16, 2008 9:15:05 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Just in case you missed it I will repeat it in as many languages I can think of:

Nein - German
Nyet - Russian
No! - the vast majority of languages.
bop-a-pop-a-bugalooo - Some weird tribal language

So to sum this up, No. AM2 cannot and will not ever have intercourse with a S939. It just wont happen.



No, but it had a suregate child


Called Phenom.......
April 17, 2008 2:26:09 PM

No 939 and AM2 not compatable.YES ,my after market heat sink worked (going from 939 4800 to Phenom 9500)
April 17, 2008 2:48:28 PM

hey guys. For those that remember, I was hoping to get a AM2 CPU for my Asrock cpu expansion card and give it a try on the 939 dual sata II. I did buy an AM2 5600+ and have been currently benching some S939 CPU's on the system (A64 3000+, A64 4000+, and X2 4200+). By this weekend I will make the swap and be testing the AM2 5600+ . Fingers crossed at this moment as there is no specific mention on Asrocks support chart for the 5600+. They mention the Windsor FX @ 2.8GHz, so I have high hopes this Windsor core 2.8GHz will work. Also the X2 5200+ Windsor @ 2.6GHz is listed as supported. Fingers are crossed and it's been hard to remain faithful to benching the before without just skipping right to the after.

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April 17, 2008 9:17:30 PM

TechnologyCoordinator said:
Let us know what happens!


I just hope his AM2 CPU doesn't get a STD since it will be having intercourse with a S939. Although it is using some protection, i.e. the CPU convertor thingy, and old socket like that might have digi-crabs or something.
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April 17, 2008 9:58:08 PM

Actually, the AM2CPU daughter card slides into a specialized slot on the motherboard (below the PCI slots, if I remember correctly). The AM2 CPU sits vertically on the board in an actual AM2 socket with the DDR2 DIMM slots above it.

There have been some concerns about the weight of the HSF assembly being too heavy, blocking the lower PCI slots, and the card not sitting well in the slot. This is why I never tried it with mine.

-Wolf sends
April 17, 2008 11:06:53 PM

The daughter card plugs in up above the PCI-16 slot, so basically the CPU sit's about where the old one did just offset 90 degrees. With some heatsinks you have to remove the old CPU retention mechanism from around the S939 slot. I hope with the retail AMD fan I won't have to do that. The AM2 daughter card will not block any other expansion slots. the only thing you have to worry about is the the VGA cooler mounting system and speciffically how far out the back of your PCI-e card the mount or screws stick out.

Example, I may not be able to use the MSI GDDR4 HD2600XT, not because it's a two slot cooler, but because the mounting screws stick way out the back of the card making it almost a 3 slot wide card. Those screws may touch the daughter card above it.

bad photo, but only one I have now. Check out the height of the MSI, specifically how high it sit's off the table.


June 15, 2011 4:07:29 AM

To all of you that say you can not use a 939 socket in an am2 mobo you are for sure wrong I have done it for over a year and a half. It works just fine and I can not tell any difference. I have an athlon 64 4000+ in an Asus M4n82 deluxe mobo it also works in my 790 Biostar mobo which is an am2 mobo as well.
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June 17, 2011 12:31:22 AM

Stop digging up old posts.

There are two versions of the Athlon 64 4000+. It comes in both socket 939 and socket AM2. The reason why you are able to install the so called "socket 939" Athlon 64 4000+ CPU in your socket AM2 motherboard is because you have the socket AM2 Athlon 64 4000+ CPU.

See below:

Socket 939



Socket AM2


Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_64_micr...
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June 17, 2011 3:15:07 AM

alfazulu said:
To all of you that say you can not use a 939 socket in an am2 mobo you are for sure wrong I have done it for over a year and a half. It works just fine and I can not tell any difference. I have an athlon 64 4000+ in an Asus M4n82 deluxe mobo it also works in my 790 Biostar mobo which is an am2 mobo as well.

I know, i have a k6-2 400 processor working in an AM2 motherboard too......i dont know what everyone else is smoking.........AM2 supports everything!
March 22, 2013 1:20:51 PM

jimmysmitty said:
So basically what happened was AM2 took S939 out back, with a rifle in hand and next thing you hear is a gun blast. AM2 says that S939 is now on a farm with all the other sockets that have been "retired".


ROFL! That's some funny a** s**t!
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