Hello, I am a bit green here so bear with me.
I have one of the more rare S939 amd 64 3400s Front side bus all that. now, Is there a better chip in that family (64 seris) that will retrofit that board (ASUS Amberine M) for better gaming. The Graphics card I am using is the stock ATI Xpress 200. It is fair card, but I need more. I have heard these systems do no like OC at all. Essentially what is the fastest chip I can put in here without to much invasive work. along with a Graphics card that will work with it. I would like to keep it under the price of a new system since id like to get a second PC later on in the new Phenom series. Much appreciated.
The 939's are dead and gone mate, sorry. The cost of an FX60 which was the fastest one IIRC is so beyond what a new system would cost that it's not worth entertaining. If you can find a 939 on ebay or such chances are it will have had the snot OC'd out of it. Time for a new system I would say.
You can get a dual core chip on eBay, until recently dual core socket 939 chips were insanely priced, but now you can get a 4200 X2 chip or so. The FX-60 is still way too expensive though, about the cost of a cheap dual core, motherboard, and new RAM. Of course, even the cheapest dual core chips you can get today are still faster than that. As for the onboard graphics, it's pathetic for today's games. Even a cheap Radeon 4350 will be a heck of alot faster.
What do you use the system for and what budget do you have? You should also list full specs and tell us where you live as well. Once we have the pieces we can give you advice. S939 is pretty dead however, so minor upgrades only.
I have a spare socket 939 Athlon 64 X2 4800+. it has never been overclocked. I had to have the machine rebuilt when the board failed. I now have a intel q6600 system (which I have overclocked slightly). I live in the uk.
yeah guys it is a locked BIOS. however, ClockGen has....Helped...somewhat.
However, If you want to know the board it is a amberine M socket 939 Venice.
3400+ Oh joy...it just reached 1 GHz ....It's really blazing now.
the FSB is at 1070 (according to CG) and FSB is at 214 SisSandra says that the board can take a better CPU.I have not looked at the HP site yet to see if it is an upgrade option. BTW if any of you care...I did see an fx-60 on ebay for $38 bucks....however the one under it was like 600.