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AMD Atahlon 64 FX-53. Need motherboard.

By Fiddler_the_Xth
Sep 24, 2006
  1. Hi. My ASUS motherboard just blew out and I need to find a replacement. I have a AMD 64 FX-53, NVidia 6800, and 2 gigs of DDR2. Does anyone know that pin set for the FX-53? And does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The FX-53 is a socket 939 processor. Regarding the motherboard, is the graphics card AGP or PCI-E? If it's a plain 6800, it's probably an AGP but I'm asking to be sure.
     
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    How can you have DDR2 with a FX53? Socket 939 doesn't support DDR2...
     
  4. Fiddler_the_Xth

    Fiddler_the_Xth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Umm, lets assume that my computer is dead and I dont know. I believe i have the nVidia 6800 Ultra
     
  5. Fiddler_the_Xth

    Fiddler_the_Xth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And the local comp shops told me that I had a 940 pin board...
     
  6. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    That doesn't make any sense. The FX-53 was made for socket 939 only. Socket 940 is for Opteron server chips. The new AM2 mobos use 940 pins, but an FX-53 would not fit.
     
  7. Fiddler_the_Xth

    Fiddler_the_Xth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for clearing that up. That certainly clears things up. So does anyone recommend a particular motherboard? The Geek Squad rep told me that ASUS board have a very large habit of fritzing out, as mine did. Other than that I'm not sure what to get.
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    ... the Geek Squad rep doesn't know what he's talking about :) ASUS makes very good boards. As for your 6800 Ultra, was the slot it used to be in on the old motherboard brown or white? If it was brown, it was AGP, and if it was white it was PCI-E (better than AGP). If it was white, one of the best mobos you can get is the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. However, I understand that after that problem you may want to steer clear of ASUS. So this motherboard is good too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136166

    If the slot was AGP, try one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157097
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131558

    With that bottom one, I know all 3 reviews that are shown are bad but the overall rating is 4/5 :)
     
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Wrong. The Athlon64 FX 53 was first available on socket 940 & it's only when socket 939 was put out that it was re-released on socket 939. If you have an early FX 53, it's indeed socket 940.
     
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