I bought a new Mobo now the cpu Q's are here!

By craigdexter1
Dec 11, 2006
  1. I just bought this Mobo-
    Asus A8V-E SE Socket 939 PCI-E,SATA-RAID NEW

    Now I am lokking at 3400+ CPUs and I came across this-
    NEW*AMD Athlon 64 3400+2.Ghz Newcastle 939 Processor.

    this is my first AMD machine and my first one that I will build myself.

    I just am confused about the 'Newcastle' name.
    I suppose its a brand name like Prescott is to Pentiums.
    So any input or adice on these two items would be great!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You are right with Newcastle being just a name like Prescott is for the Pentiums. All you really need to be concerned about is the 939 number anything else (like AM2 or 754) won't fit.

    Found this on Wikipedia
    You may want to get a retail processor rather than OEM unless you already have your heatsink and fan. Also I'd stay away from Newcastle 939s if for no other reason, just because they are the oldest technology of the 939s and use more Watts.

    You can check out a list and socket numbers here:
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