939 socket processor

Hello,i have a amd athlon 3500+ single core can i install a amd X2 4000+?
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  1. ^Yup, if its AM2 then no deal.
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    Hello,i have a amd athlon 3500+ single core can i install a amd X2 4000+?


    Your board also matters as many 939 boards didn't support the 939 X2's.

    Socket 939 versions were released for all X2 chips though the X2 4800. The 5200 was also released for 939 but was dubbed the FX-60 as it was the highest performing chip of the time.
  3. Not as I remember Falcon. All S939 boards support the x2 athlons. Not all supported the S939 Opterons however. If you have a S939 board you should be able to run any of the S939 x2 CPUs there were released. Many supported the rare S939 opterons but you'll probably need a bios update for that. My S939 Asus A8R-MVP supports them, but I need the most recent bios.
  4. 4745454b said:
    Not as I remember Falcon. All S939 boards support the x2 athlons. Not all supported the S939 Opterons however. If you have a S939 board you should be able to run any of the S939 x2 CPUs there were released. Many supported the rare S939 opterons but you'll probably need a bios update for that. My S939 Asus A8R-MVP supports them, but I need the most recent bios.


    They could all support them in theory, but not always in practice. Failure of a MB manufacturer to provide a bios for the X2 is one example of where a 939 wouldn't support the X2.
  5. Thats what I mean though. All boards bios's should support the X2. Its the opteron's that had flaky support.
  6. Well regardless, a quick lookup of the motherboard (and getting the latest BIOS if necessary) should answer the question. sushiel, what motherboard do you have?

    When I put an unsupported chip (FX-60) in my Asus S939, all it did was say "AMD Processor model Unknown" and work perfectly otherwise.
  7. I believe the X2 4000+ was AM2 only. Socket 939 was x2 3800+ @2ghz, x2 4200+ @2.2ghz.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64_X2
  8. Possibly. AMD had some weird OEM only chips like the 3600+. You could only get the 3600+ as an AM2, but they did make a few S939 chips that went straight to the OEMs. For the most part though the only dual core s939 chips were the 3800, 4200, 4400, 4600, 4800.
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