Ssytem failed: AMD opteron?

By Elgan ยท 5 replies
Jan 18, 2005
  1. hey first post on this promising looking site,

    My pretty newish pc decided to die on me. Its either the motherboard or the cpu.

    mpotherboard = asus sk8v
    cpu = AMD 64 FX 53

    i can maybe retun the motherboard but last time i retuned something to them it took months ot get the money back after countless phone calls at a nice charge:). The cpu i have lost the box for and am moving house in 2 days so i doubt ill find it or get to retun it.

    So i have decided just to replace both:D. im a little confused about AMD opteron and all this and that The fact it says "workstation". I read a post on what workstation is and i dont see why i cant have a opteron on my pc i use at home with XP to play games and work on them.

    Or should i get yet another FX 53 err, isnt a 57 coming out? or 55 out:S? but not shops:S?

    basicaly i want a v.nice processor and motherboard to replace the old ones to play games and work on with windows xp. I play games (mohaa) and mod it, build models. script, code put it in etc.

    new FX or opteron?

    whats the latest of both?:S when are new ones comming out? Why sint opteron under the desktop secion also?
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if youre getting a new one and want it not to die buy an intel LGA 775 system. but amd has it's fans and i respect that. currently the fx-55 is the best amd processor on the market, but will cost you a bundle. the opteron is for competing with intel's xeon, and is not for you. and as far as mobos go, gigabyte makes acceptable ones (my friend has one and only has minor problems), often sadly superior to others' mobos. for a reliable performance estimate visit
  3. Elgan

    Elgan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ty for the reply. i dont wish to go with intel for some reason i guess i just dont like the name.hehe

    my AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-53 ProcessorAMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-53 Processor and the motherboard is prob whats bad even thoug they are like 2/3 monyhs old from bought brand new.

    Is there a new FX 57 out soon? what socket/pin numbers is it?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Rumour has it for a San Diego FX-57 in Q2-2005.
    Best one out at the moment is the socket-939 AMD64 FX-55 (about $850)
  5. Elgan

    Elgan TS Rookie Topic Starter


    ok ty

    whats q2 mean?
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    second quarter of 2005
    zweites Jahresviertel in 2005
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