Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by conny119, Sep 22, 2004.
what socket type is the AMD 64 bit CPU's, just for when chosing a new mobo
Socket 754 is the current standard.
These motherboards supports only single-channel RAM, but this is not really a problem for a typical user.
The newer socket 939 supports both Athlon 64 and Athlon 64FX CPUs, and dual-channel RAM.
Athlon 64 on socket 939 is the first AMD to equal or exceed P4 memory bandwidth. (Although very powerful performers overall, this had always been a weak point for AMD).
In tests of Doom3, Athlon 64 slaughtered P4EE chips that cost twice as much ;-)
An Asus K8V-X mobo plus an Athlon 64 2800 would be a great combination, costing $319 CDN/AUS
Which is only 128 Pounds Sterling or $240 US.
You could spend as much on two sticks of RAM (but, you need only one) LoL
thanks for the heads up i've ordered
AMD (Newcastle) Athlon 64 Bit 3000
Abit KV8PRO SKT754-via K8T800 Pro
which i hope will be fast.
Good one Conny
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