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April 5th 07, 01:53 PM
I see a few on ebay but wondering what max speed was. Presently using
AMD 939 X2 +4200 and assume I'll have to upgrade my motherboard and
processor to obtain much more speed.

TIA

RT

General Schvantzkoph
April 5th 07, 02:44 PM
On Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:53:57 -0700, thomsonr wrote:

> I see a few on ebay but wondering what max speed was. Presently using
> AMD 939 X2 +4200 and assume I'll have to upgrade my motherboard and
> processor to obtain much more speed.
>
> TIA
>
> RT

The 4200+ was 2.2GHz with 1/2M caches. I think the fastest the 939 got to
was 2.6GHz and 1M caches. I wouldn't bother upgrading that processor,
you'll hardly notice the difference. If you want a significant speed
boost you would have to get a Core2 which means a new motherboard, new
memory and a new processor.

John Weiss
April 5th 07, 04:24 PM
> wrote...
>I see a few on ebay but wondering what max speed was. Presently using
> AMD 939 X2 +4200 and assume I'll have to upgrade my motherboard and
> processor to obtain much more speed.

FX60 (X2) was 2.6 GHz; FX57 (single core) was 2.8 GHz.

Socket AM2 will get you to 3 GHz (6000+) or 2.8 GHz (FX62).

Socket F currently has FX74 at 3 GHz.

So, you can upgrade to 2.6 GHz for the price of the CPU, but will have to go
for a new MoBo and possibly RAM if you want faster. If you're going to spend
the big bux and do it today, Intel Core2Duo will likely yield better
performance. Depending on your usage, the cheap upgrade to FX57 or FX60 should
hold you over until the next AMD "breakthrough"...

Wes Newell
April 5th 07, 05:26 PM
On Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:53:57 -0700, thomsonr wrote:

> I see a few on ebay but wondering what max speed was. Presently using
> AMD 939 X2 +4200 and assume I'll have to upgrade my motherboard and
> processor to obtain much more speed.
>
Forget upgrading the 939. If you want faster on it, just overclock what
you have now. You can get faster AM2 with MB for less. If money isn't a
problem, then the C2D would get you the fastest, but you'll pay a premium
for it.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html

If you go socket 775, inspect it before leaving the store with a large
mag glass. If it has bent pins, no one will take it back for any reason
once you leave with it. Search 775 bent pins for details.

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