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#1 ducky06

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:56 AM

I have an eVGA socket 939 motherboard and want to upgrade to a dual processor. There were limited choices at newegg, so I searched Frys.com. They list some AM2 socket processors under the socket 939 section. Are these two sockets interchangeable?

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#2 Silivar

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:38 AM

Socket 939 and AM2 aren't interchangable. It was probably just a mistake that one was listed with the other.

As far as getting one goes, it seems like 939 is being phased out. When I got my system a few months ago, there were as many 939 Athlon X2 processors as there were AM2. Now it's hard to find them. They're around, just in smaller quanities.

You'll need a socket 939 one, though. You can't use AM2. Make sure you can use an Athlon X2 at all. Your motherboard may not support it.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:22 AM

AM2 was launched last summer to replace 939. AMD hasn't been manufacturing 939 processor for quite a while.
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