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Maximum CPU for Asus A8V

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I'm trying to update my old A8V with the best CPU it can handle. I can't quite understand how to tell whether it can actually allow all the CPUs listed in "supported CPU" list function to the fullest. System Bus for the motherboard is 2000/MT/s- how do I correspond it with the CPU speed? Is it even the specification to look at? In short, how can I tell whether it would be worth it installing the fastest processor available for this socket.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. its a socket 939 board. best cpu for ot is athlon x2 4800+ if u have a bios v0205.

    goog luck finding a 939 cpu. its old. ur better off spenfing money on new setup :)
  2. Thanks. I know, 939 is old, but the new setup means new everything, and I can't quite afford it. The best 939 CPUs ate Athlon 64 FX-60 single core or 4800+ dual core. I'm just trying to figure out if my motherboard can handle them, or it is limited by Bus speed or some other limitation which will make the upgrade useless. Currently I have a X2 3800+
  3. horst_wessel said:
    Thanks. I know, 939 is old, but the new setup means new everything, and I can't quite afford it. The best 939 CPUs ate Athlon 64 FX-60 single core or 4800+ dual core. I'm just trying to figure out if my motherboard can handle them, or it is limited by Bus speed or some other limitation which will make the upgrade useless. Currently I have a X2 3800+


    i don think u will feel much improvement. fx 60 is dual core..

    ur mobo can handle both. 4800 n fx 60 will have almost no differrnce in performance
  4. What are your specifications right now (video card and RAM)?
  5. mosox: Video Card is GeForce 6800 Ultra (AGP) and 2 gigabytes of RAM.

    sarwar_r87: you're right, I'm sorry- I was looking at FX57 and assumed all FX were single-core. If there won't be much difference in performance, why is FX almost twice as expensive as 4800+?
  6. You should better sell your stuff and get a new mobo, CPU and RAM. You can get a mobo with integrated video for starters, then add a video card.
  7. I am thinking about it- and I have the same question: I want to
    get a good motherboard with a mediocre CPU, so that later, when good CPUs a down in price, I can upgrade. What should I look at in a motherboard specs to know that it will later be able to handle advanced CPUs for that socket?

    And as far as my current setup- will a $200 upgrade to a 4800+ worth it?
  8. truth told no it wont be worth it ..... if you real cant afford too build/buy a new computer then try looking on places like craigslist for something and google parts and find a good base computer too build on
  9. Are you gaming on the PC?

    $258 upgrade:

    AMD Athlon II X3 445
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872
    ASRock M3A770DE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176
    Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134790
    SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871

    $205 upgrade (mobo with integrated video, same CPU same RAM)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157200

    Both mobos support the latest AMD CPUs.

    LE: You can reuse your other parts.
  10. Thank you all for helping out. I'm planning to get a new system, and it creates a similar problem: if I am to get a good motherboard and a mediocre CPU, so that when good CPUs a down in price I can upgrade- what should I look at in the motherboard to make sure that it will take those better CPUs? Front Bus, or some other parameters? What is in the motherboard specs that tells me the maximum CPU speed acceptable by the motherboard?
  11. anyone?
  12. Hey, looks like you're in a similar boat to me.

    The last time I actually built one it was when Celeron came out O___o
  13. Didn't you read my post? AM3 is the latest AMD socket.
  14. Best answer
    mosox said:
    Didn't you read my post? AM3 is the latest AMD socket.


    Ys, but I think he means is, if he gets an AM3 socket motherboard, how can he be sure it will be as compatible as possible with future CPUs?

    TBH, I think that you'll be able to get a motherboard that will get more out of later CPUs, but I think they'll all be "compatible".
  15. intel will have two new chipsets in 2011 and i think amd will be needing a new one if there new line will have any real power upgrades
  16. Best answer selected by horst_wessel.
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