Upgrade

  fishstik 19:59 20 Sep 2005
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Just looking for some ideas, want to upgrade my p.c have been told to look at socket 754 mobo .What would be the best match cpu. for this .Am not into gaming ,just want a fast reliable unit

  Rayuk 20:33 20 Sep 2005

Would advise you look at socket939 rather than 754 for future upgrade path for the processor.
The 754 will top out at about 3700+.
Plus the dual core chips are also socket 939

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:59 20 Sep 2005

754 pin CPUs nolonger being made therefore a dead end board.

  goonerbill © ® 00:07 21 Sep 2005

would agree with Rayuk and Fruit Bat /\0/\ AMD 754 pin is dead. the only reason to buy 754 pin items would be if you was on a really tight budget.

you can get 939 pin motherboards that do have AGP slots, so you would only have the cost of upgrading mobo, cpu and possibly memory if you cannot use what you have presently. a good board to buy would be ASUS A8V or A8V DELUXE (can install 9 hard drives in thoery with this board) both boards have ide/ata and sata connectors and will take all the latest athlon64 cpu's including dual core.

A8V click here

A8V DELUXE click here

ebay would be a good place to look and would recommend athlon64 3000+ venice core but earlier winchester core are available at a slightly cheaper price

  fishstik 05:47 21 Sep 2005

Thank you for your comments

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