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Old 05-26-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Looking For a New CPU

I want to do a little upgrade on my desktop.

Its socket 939. I want to get maybe an X2 or something similar, but 939's are pretty much discontinued.

I don't wanna get a new mobo.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking For a New CPU

The fastest CPU still available at Newegg that will work on your motherboard is the AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz.

Otherwise you could search eBay.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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You don't need to get a new Mobo. I'm watching a few CPU's at the moment for my next upgrade and you can still get new ones.

I'd go for an Opteron 165, Opteron 185 or XP 64 4800+.

The Opteron 165 runs @ 1800Mhz stock but it OC's to 2700Mhz and has 2 X 1MB Caches! This is slightly better than a stock FX 60 which is very expensive.

The Opteron 185 runs @ 2600Mhz and is great if you want the above performance without OC'ing but it'll cost more than the Opteron 165.

The XP 64 4800+ is a very fast CPU full stop.
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Default Re: Looking For a New CPU

I just want something cheap, maybe less than $100 that is dual-core.
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Default Re: Looking For a New CPU

Keep an eye on this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Opteron-165-CCBW...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-64-X2...QQcmdZViewItem
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^^Two brilliant 939 upgrades^^
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