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Question about my amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ processor

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May 19, 2009 6:23:48 AM

I feel silly not knowing this but I could use some help. I know that socket 939 boards cannot use am2 cpus but I have a Amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ processor which shows on newegg to be an am2 processor installed in an Asus a8n-sli board, which is shown to be a socket 939 board. How is this possible?

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May 19, 2009 6:57:30 AM

hmmm. I had an MSI K9N SLI Platinum board for my 3800+ X2. It was an AM2 socket which, worked well until I flashed the Bios in Windows. Your board is a Socket 939 as you have stated. However, there are 939 and AM2 versions of the 3800+ X2. You have a 939 version. AM2 is 940 pins, so therefore it wouldn't fit in 939 pins. Did that answer your question?
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May 19, 2009 11:21:36 AM

About the only place you can still buy a 939 socket processor is Ebay, they stopped making them like 4 years ago.
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May 19, 2009 3:21:09 PM

The Athlon X2 line up reached I believe the 4800 on socket 939, when socket AM2 was released they also made these same processors but for socket AM2.
May 19, 2009 6:05:41 PM

Thanks a lot. That was exactly what I needed to know.
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