AMD 2800 processors...getting new pc tonight

  Doire_Bhoy 18:20 03 Nov 2005

These any good? Im going to a shop to buy a new pc tonight and this is the processor on it. Im used to Pentium ones.

  alan227 18:23 03 Nov 2005

Is it an AMD 64bit 2800
or a 32 bit Athlon XP processor

  Doire_Bhoy 18:24 03 Nov 2005

Defo an AMD 2800

  alan227 18:30 03 Nov 2005

Just looked up the AMD 64bit 2800 and it is only available on a socket 754 platform, which does not leave much scope for future upgrades.
If you want to futureproff it (as much as can be done) go for Socket 939.

  Doire_Bhoy 18:37 03 Nov 2005

Cheers mate,which processor relates to Socket 939?

  GaT7 18:44 03 Nov 2005

Socket 939 CPUs sorted by ascending prices click here (ignore the first entry).

Make sure the motherboard is a socket 939 too click here - sorted by ascending prices again. G

  GaT7 18:48 03 Nov 2005

Oh, I forgot to add I have a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (32-bit, as against the better 64-bit which is also available) & it does all I ask of it - which isn't much really. All depends what you're using the PC for - and your budget. G

  GaT7 18:54 03 Nov 2005

"Make sure the motherboard is a socket 939 too..." - only applies if your building the system yourself. G

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