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July 4, 2005 5:24:17 AM

Hey all I was wondering what is the best and compatible cpu for my mother baord? I have a MSI K8N Neo platinum edition. Thanks all!

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July 4, 2005 8:42:46 AM

From MSI's website (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pr...):

Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon™ 64 processor (Socket 754)
Supports up to 3200+, 3400+, 3700+ or higher CPU

So the best CPU would be a AMD Athlon 3700+. Make sure it's the 754 socket. That means it has 754 pins on it.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ofer987 on 07/04/05 04:46 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 4, 2005 1:23:32 PM

You might also consider DTR Athlon 64. Mobile Athlon 64 should work on your motherboard if MSI updated their BIOS to support them. But, Mobile Athlon 64 are harder to install, since they don't have an heatspreader, which means the CPU is more "fragile" and it has a lower profile. Some Heatsink might not fit well on them.

The best choice would be to buy a 3400+ or 3700+ and overclock it. AMD will not make any faster Athlon 64 for Socket754, except for DTR chips (usually used in Laptops).

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July 4, 2005 3:08:27 PM

can my mobo really support higher than a 3700? I hope so, but if not I will get the 3700
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July 4, 2005 3:20:40 PM

Well AMD is not suppost to release anything over a 3700 on socket754. So techically your mobo does support it but the product will never see the lgiht of the day!

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July 4, 2005 3:26:08 PM

As I said...

AMD will not make any faster Athlon 64 for Socket754. The only faster Athlon 64 for Socket754 AMD will make will be labeled "Mobile Athlon 64" or "DTR Athlon 64". There is very good chance that AMD will launch 2.6GHz or higher "Mobile Athlon 64" to address high-end Laptop market. These chip will cost a lot and will probably work on your mobo if your BIOS detects it correctly.

You should send a message to MSI (if it's not clearly stated on their websites) in regards of their Mobile/DTR Athlon 64 supports for your motherboard. You will have a clear answer.

For now, the official CPU support list for your mobo, can be find here :
<A HREF="http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pr..." target="_new">http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pr...;/A>

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July 4, 2005 4:33:51 PM

If you get the 3700+ it's gonna cost you a lot of money if you plan to spend that kind of money why don't you get a socket 939 board and a slower CPU, with the s939 you'll have a lot of upgrading options. Just keep in mind that you'll have to get a new video card s939 uses PCIe in the newer mobos.

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July 4, 2005 4:42:26 PM

Drunky we usually agree, but on this one our opinions are going to have to differ. I like that MSI board, its still a good board and I don't think you have to scrap the system yet. Keep the board and buy the most affordable s754 for you. If you can afford the 3700+ then great, but please keep in mind that your bottleneck is not likely to be the CPU and you would be better off to save the money and get a more affordable s754 for you, and then save the money (or invest it) and spend it on your next rig when you build. I think that in a while you will be able to pick up a nice AGP 6800gt vid card that will give you a great gaming system for the money.
July 4, 2005 5:42:38 PM

What I'm saying is that he's going to the max he'll be able to upgrade and the 3700+ won't be cheap. And with the s754 no dual core in the future.
But s754 is good if he want to go that way.

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July 4, 2005 8:37:53 PM

the 3700+ is almost as fast as the 939 4000+.. so dont be sad about this fact. You'll likely upgrade all your setup with new thing when the 3700+ will be outdated.

There wont be any single core CPU for 939 according to AMD. The X2 are good, but the newer one, for socket M2 will support up to date component and likely to be faster.

So, get either the 3400+ or the 3700+(both 2.4 GHz, but one with 512k cache and the other, 1 meg) and make your current setup last until socket M2, DDR2, and all the best that are to come.

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July 4, 2005 8:50:30 PM

Couldn't agree more with you Pat. I tried to say the same thing, but you put it in much easier terms.
July 4, 2005 11:48:23 PM

The only problem I have with that, is that faster 90 nano semprons are on thier way.
I kind of wonder if a sempron OCd to say 2.8 would be more fun than a 3700. The next one out should be a 3500, with 256 cache, and running @ 2ghz. Could be fun to play with!
July 5, 2005 4:42:59 PM

The 90 nano sempron would be nice, if he was OCing (I didn't think he was, otherwise I wouldn't suggest a 3700+). But waiting in the land of computers is not normally something I suggest. If you are ready to buy and then wait for this, then when you go to buy in a month you will want to wait for the next best thing...

P.S. If you are overclocking, and using this system for gaming then I would just buy a s754 3500+ and OC it.
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