Socket 939 3700+ was 2.2GHz. Your FX 57 was the fastest chip made for 939 but the problem was/is that it is only a single core.
Not true. Either by overall speed or clock speed.
The FX-60, a dual core 2.6 GHZ processor was faster overall as was its opteron 185 counterpart. There appears to have been an opteron 190 dual core at 2.8 ghz. The socket 939 opteron 156 was a single core that ran at 3.0 GHZ was the fastest clocked part on the socket.
Thanks for the heads up everyone figured to good to be true..
Things are getting unstable with old setup, Will have to build new one, what would you suggest, Want to do a good gaming rig, Would like to stay with AMD and ASUS and get 4+GHz...Your input is valued.. and appreciated.
Thanks you in advance
I'm currently running (my old system)
Mobo: ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD FX-57 San Diego /OC 3.02GHz
Video: 2 EVGA 8800 GTS
Memory: 3Gb Corsair XMS
HD: 10K WD Velociraptor
Power supply: 850W
Monitors: 3 25" HP
A 955 might get you 4ghz, everything of course depends on the specific CPU you get... I have a 1090t, and OC it to 4.1 just by upping the multiplier and its stable, took me like 1 minute. Although bulldozer is getting a lot of hate right now, it still can easily OC over 4ghz, but is priced higher than it should be. If you decide you will deal with intel, might as well get the i5-2500k since it is a great CPU and right now cant be beat, and is an overclockers dream, or so I have read lol
An Intel I5 2500K setup would be the most logical for gaming performance but if you want AMD;
990FX AM3+ motherboard (SLI/Crossfire support)
Phenom II X4 9xxBE CPU
2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 ram
GPU of choice minimum GTX560Ti or HD6950