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Old 09-09-04, 05:31 PM Thread Starter   #1

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Question socket 940 and 939?

hi guys, ive been looking for a fx-53 chip and ive noticed theres 2 diff ones out there
one is socket 940 and the other is 939
i was wondering what is the difference?
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Old 09-09-04, 05:33 PM   #2

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I would go for the 939 just because the 940 is a dead socket and there isnt much if any of a performance difference. Plus you wont have to buy ecc registered ram if you go for 939.
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I wouldn't say that s940 is a dead socket, but it will require a ECC RAM that is more expensive, a bit slower and probably less overclockable. The s939 is the way to go when going with an FX

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Old 09-09-04, 06:34 PM   #4
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939 since not only u don't need registered memory but also better chipsets.
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Old 09-10-04, 02:10 AM   #5

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Socket 940 is geared toward servers.
Socket 939 toward desktop use.

Socket 940 FX's are nothing but 1xx Opterons.

You want Socket 939 for everyday use.
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