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Old 04-14-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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I have an old mobo and I was just wondering if there are newer CPU's that can help the performance on my machine. Here are the specs:
http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...39&modelmenu=2 and I have an Athlon 64 3500+ in there now. It's socket 939. Do they even sell CPU's to fit that type of mobo anymore? I don't want to spend any cash on a new machine so a cheap upgrade would be nice, if possible. Any ideas what would fit here and where i can buy it? Definitely nothing over $100.

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Old 04-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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Your only going to find 939 CPU's on the second hand market now and for under $100 your not going to get much. I'd try and find a dual core 939 CPU on eBay maybe...

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #3
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Socket 939 is going to be hard to come by these days. You probably won't find any brand new, you'll have to go to ebay like remeniz said and buy a secondhand one.

Go make a thread in the "For sale/trade" section of this forum, maybe someone here has one they'll sell you cheap.
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it's actually not that hard to find these days, there are almost 100 on sale on ebay as I am typing this...

if you really want one they are out there...
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Thanks everyone. I'll take a look at what ebay has to offer, but by the sounds of it the upgrade probably isn't worth it. Maybe i'll wait a little longer and save a up a few more bucks and just get a newer midrange PC that would be a significant upgrade to what i have now. My PC is about 4yrs old so it is almost about that time anyway.
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Saving up for a new PC might be your best bet as the socket 939 chips are commanding a high price these days for a good one.

You can upgrade the video card for around $74 that should improve your gaming performance. Then when you upgrade you could use the card in the new system.

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Old 04-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Saving up for a new PC might be your best bet as the socket 939 chips are commanding a high price these days for a good one.

You can upgrade the video card for around $74 that should improve your gaming performance. Then when you upgrade you could use the card in the new system.

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Ya thats exactly what i was thinking of doing right now would be to get an upgrade in video card, and then later on upgrading to a newer PC while reusing some of my older parts...new video card, PSU. i was looking at this one: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...445&CatId=3670 especially b/c the TG store is down the street from me so i can also save on shipping. But i'm headed to China in a couple weeks so i may just wait and try to find something cheaper over there.
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