Socket 939 processor information

  23790954 12:48 21 Apr 2008

Hi! there,

My system is made up using a Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI motherboard. I was considering upgrading my processor to a more powerful one, and on looking through the processors for sale, there is quite a few variaties of socket 939 for sale. There is basic 939, there is 939 FX, as well as dual core socket 939. I just wondered which of these would be the most powerful for my system, as I would not want to purchase anything uncompatible with the system.
The user manual for my Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI motherboard states that the processor is socket 939 for AMDAthlon (tm) 64/64FX processor (K8)
2000MT/s system bus;
Supports core frequencies in excess of 3000+
and faster:
What is the most powerful model of processor that I can safely install in this motherboard.
Many thanks to anyone who gives me the information I require.

  PO79 12:52 21 Apr 2008
  23790954 13:05 21 Apr 2008

Yes, thanks for that P079, but having looked at the list, I wondered what the difference was between the Athlon 64 x 2 and the ordinary
Athlon 64. I just wondered whether the Athlon 64 x 2 referred to a dual core processor, or not.
Also what is the difference between an Athlon 64 x 2 - 1 gigabyte, and Athlon 64 x 2 512gig.
Being an elderly retired man, learning about computers is my hobby. I would very much appreciate learning what these PCU readings mean.
Many thanks again.

  PO79 13:11 21 Apr 2008

x2 would be dual core

1gb or 512mb refers to on chip level 1 0r 2 cache, the bigger the better.

You will need to check your BIOS revision as later chips may require a BIOS update.

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