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September 20, 2010 2:40:45 AM

Hi there
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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September 20, 2010 2:55:46 AM

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 :) 
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September 20, 2010 3:06:33 AM

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+
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September 20, 2010 3:21:26 AM

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
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September 20, 2010 3:40:01 AM

What are your specifications right now (video card and RAM)?
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September 20, 2010 11:02:24 AM

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+?
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September 20, 2010 11:26:40 AM

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.
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September 20, 2010 11:39:44 AM

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?
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September 20, 2010 11:49:22 AM

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
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September 20, 2010 1:21:42 PM

Are you gaming on the PC?

$258 upgrade:

AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock M3A770DE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both mobos support the latest AMD CPUs.

LE: You can reuse your other parts.
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September 20, 2010 5:31:21 PM

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?
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September 21, 2010 10:11:11 AM

anyone?
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September 21, 2010 10:26:31 AM

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
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September 21, 2010 10:56:24 AM

Didn't you read my post? AM3 is the latest AMD socket.
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September 21, 2010 10:59:06 AM

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".
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September 21, 2010 2:20:00 PM

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
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September 21, 2010 10:26:31 PM

Best answer selected by horst_wessel.
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September 21, 2010 10:27:09 PM

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