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Can the ASUS Amberline Motherboard accept a socket 939 Athlon 64x2 4800 CPU

I have a an HP Compaq Presario desktop PC with an A8AE-LE (Amberine) motherboard. It came with a 2.2GHz Athlon64 Single Core CPU, and I want to change it out for an Athlon 64X2 4800+ or whatever is the fastest compatible dual core ATHLON 64X2 chip. Please advise.
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  1. MrMoto said:
    I have a an HP Compaq Presario desktop PC with an A8AE-LE (Amberine) motherboard. It came with a 2.2GHz Athlon64 Single Core CPU, and I want to change it out for an Athlon 64X2 4800+ or whatever is the fastest compatible dual core ATHLON 64X2 chip. Please advise.


    According to the specs, you can go with a Athlon 64 X2 4800+ top end. Might still find them on ebay.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00496280&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en
  2. Hi Clutchc,

    I ordered the Athlon 64X2 4800+ that was available refurbished for $45.99.
    I then bought a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink with fan in anxious anticipation of my dual core upgrade. When I went to install the CPU, the pins had a keyed patern that did not match my 939 socket. I have now learned the hard way that socket AM2 is not the same as socket 939. I then decided to mount the new Coooler Master heatsink assembly, but then discovered that its 4-pin connector did not mate compatibly with my 3-pin motherboard header. I decided to chance an alignment based on the portion of the 4-pin connnector that matched the 3-pin header shroud, but I got an error on bootup that the CPU fan had failed and the system shut itself down.

    Having said all that, what would you advise to best resolve the CPU & heatsink issues? Are there adapter sockets or adapter fan connectors available?

    MrMoto.
  3. Hi Clutchc,

    I ordered the Athlon 64X2 4800+ that was available refurbished for $45.99.
    I then bought a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink with fan in anxious anticipation of my dual core upgrade. When I went to install the CPU, the pins had a keyed patern that did not match my 939 socket. I have now learned the hard way that socket AM2 is not the same as socket 939.

    I then decided to mount the new Coooler Master heatsink assembly, but then discovered that its 4-pin connector did not mate compatibly with my 3-pin motherboard header. I decided to chance an alignment based on the portion of the 4-pin connector that matched the 3-pin header shroud, but I got an error on bootup that the CPU fan had failed and the system shut itself down.

    Having said all that, what would you advise to best resolve the CPU & heatsink issues? Are there adapter sockets or adapter fan connectors available?

    MrMoto.
  4. Hi Clutchc,

    I ordered the Athlon 64X2 4800+ (part# ADO4800IAA5DD) that was available refurbished for $45.99. I then bought a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink with fan in anxious anticipation of my dual core upgrade. When I went to install the CPU, the pins had a keyed patern that did not match my 939 socket (my old CPU is part# ADA3500DAA4BW). I have now learned the hard way that socket AM2 is not the same as socket 939 (the 8th character in the part# corresponds to the socket, D=939, I=AM2).

    I then decided to mount the new Coooler Master heatsink assembly, but then discovered that its 4-pin connector did not mate compatibly with my 3-pin motherboard header. I decided to chance an alignment based on the portion of the 4-pin connector that matched the 3-pin header shroud, but I got an error on bootup that the CPU fan had failed and the system shut itself down.

    Having said all that, what would you advise to best resolve the CPU & heatsink issues? Are there adapter sockets or adapter fan connectors available?

    MrMoto.
  5. Best answer
    According to the specs I sent you, the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ should indeed fit a 939 socket. Here is another verification:
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%204800+%20-%20ADA4800DAA6CD%20%28ADA4800CDBOX%29.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_939 (Under socket pic right side)

    Here is a site that used to carry it and the specs on it, including the socket 939 compatibility;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103544

    However, it appears there may be (2) Athlon 64 X2 4800+ models. One that fits the 939 socket and one that fits the AM2 socket. (?!?)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64_X2

    Very strange... I apologize for misinforming you, but I didn't know AMD did such an unusual thing.

    As far as the fan, a 4 pin fan should work on a 3 pin board if plugged in matching the 'key'. It just will run full speed because the speed control wire isn't connected.
    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/127494-4-pin-pwm-cpu-fan-into-3-pin-motherboard-socket.html
  6. The 4-wire fan when plugged into the 3-pin header does not work. The fan does not power up and the BIOS shuts the PC down. To get this to work, the power for the fan must be supplied by an available 12VDC supply connector from the power supply, and pin 3 from the fan connector (RPM sense) is run to pin3 of the motherboard header pin3. I am presently looking for a PWM fan controller to provide the PWM control input to pin4 of the fan's connector. An exmple of this is FrozenCPU.com's "3-pin to 4-pin Adapter w/ RPM Monitoring", part# cab-09.
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