Re: 754 or 939?
- From: "Rila" <dlcs1944@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:23:33 -0500
"Travis King" <Anonymous@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
How much longer (if you can give a guesstimate) do you think the 939 willTwo years is an eternity in computer terms. Everything we have today will
last? You see, I can spend less and get a 754 motherboard to get me by
for two years or I can get a 939 that in two years, I can upgrade the CPU,
(provided that it would support the CPU) so if 939 will be extinct in two
years, I'll just go with the 754 because it will be a little bit cheaper
if I'm going to have to rebuild the whole computer anyway in two years.
That's kind of why I'd like to know. I do realize that 754 boards aren't
much cheaper than 939. By the way, I just built a computer not too long
for my mom with the A64 X2 3800+ and it screams (It takes a little bit of
work to max out that CPU), but unfortunately, I will be on a much tighter
budget. My thinking will become much clearer when the Vista public beta
comes out because then I'll know exactly how my computer performs with it
and what my needs are, but without having Vista, I won't know. (I'm one
of those people that's dumb enough to fall for the eye-candy.) Then my
next problem will be AGP or PCI-Express.... I have an AGP card now, and
it supports Aero Glass, but I don't know how well it'll work yet. I
suspect I'll be pushing my luck when I run my screen resolution at
But then again, if Vista runs okay on my current system but just Aero
Glass is slow, then I guess I'll probably do a video card upgrade and
forget the partial rebuild. (And a RAM upgrade)
Lots and lots of different options, and it is very difficult to tell which
way to go. If you want to offer any opinions on which way I should go, I
might learn something. (lol)
My current system's specs:
Asus A7V333 motherboard (socket A) revision 1.xx - AGP 4x
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ OC'd @ 2.17GHz (just overclocked the FSB to 155 today
and running pretty decent - some noticeable although not major increases
NVIDIA Geforce FX5600 256MB DDR RAM (AGP 8x capable) - which I discovered
today came underclocked and I'm pretty upset about it so now it's only
running at FX5200 equivalent performance and bringing it up to the speeds
it's supposed to be at causes it to artifact and freeze up
768MB DDR RAM (256MB PC-2700 & 512MB PC-3000 RAM) If I end up keeping the
parts I have now and just upgrade, I'll remove the 256MB stick and put in
a 1GB stick since this motherboard will only support 2 PC-2700 sticks at
one time. (Otherwise, if I just added the gig on top of what I have now,
I'd have to bring my CPU back down to regular specfications if I'm right.)
WD 80GB IDE hard drive 7200RPM 2MB cache
WD 120GB IDE hard drive 7200RPM 8MB cache
Memorex (Lite On) 52x32x52 CD-RW drive
Lite On 16x DVD drive
3 1/2" floppy drive
Creative Soundblaster Audigy 24-bit sound card (5.1)
10/100 network card
Thanks a lot for trying to follow this post with all of my what-ifs...
"Thomas Wendell" <tumppiw nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
754 is a dead-end street... 939 will last longer?
(at least you can get X2 processors on 939 , but not on 754...)
Most learned on these newsgroups
(translations from/to FI not always accurate
"Travis King" <Anonymous@xxxxxxxx> kirjoitti
Which socket will go extinct last? (I'm guessing the 754.) I'm
considering partially rebuilding my computer in a few months and would
like to know which one would be better long term. Thanks.
be obsolete within 2 years!
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