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Newcastle vs. Venice and Socket 754 vs Socet 939

By PZEROFGH
Jul 19, 2005
  1. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    939 is your choice if you're going to upgrade the CPU to a (significantly) faster one in the future.

    754 could be seen as the replacement for socket 462. It doesn't have dual channel memory support and there are no dual-core CPUs for it.
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It would be a wiser to go with a Socket-939 system at this point. It will give you better upgrade options as Socket-754 boards will no longer recieve faster Athlon64s (3700+ is the fastest) just Semprons, they're not dual-core compatible & the ones that happen to have PCI-e slots are very hard to find.
     
  4. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    ok, i will go with the socket 939. now the choice is which proecssor? and and mobo?
     
  5. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    a lot of ppl said go with a mobo that has a nvidia chipset. is that true, is anvidia chipset better then other chipsets


    cause i was loookign at this one*non nvidia chipsets*


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127181<--they use these mobos on alienware!

    then someone recommended to get a nvidia chipset so i was looking at this one


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128286



    abit vs gigabyte
    nvidia chipset vs via k8t800
     
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