I am looking to upgrade my socket 939 mobo (probably for the last time). Have a single core 3800+ in it at the Moment and want to go dual core. I know the mobo doesn't support AM2 and only carries DDR but manual says dual core is supported. Anybody know what the max dual core non AM2 processor I can use?
My Mobo: Asustek A8N SLI SE Socket 939 nForce 4 SLI PCI-E ATX
further to my listing regarding socket 939 processor upgrade, I have decided to throw the towel in and go (willingly) for Am2. My intentions are: Am2 5600+ 2Gb DDR2 suggestions please (need to stay relatively mainstream to keep cost down) Gigabyte GA M57SLI-S4 SKT AM2 Nvidia MCP55P PCI-E Mobo I have all other devices from present setup ( 2 Dvdrw's, 3sata hdd drives and floppy, creative audigy 2 s'card, 600 watt psu, cooler master case.
Any body see anything wrong with my mobo choice regarding upgrading in the future, compatable ram advice welcome if this mobo chosen.
I use Crucial for my memory now. I realise you can get it cheaper but the amount of time I've wasted on a computer doing weird things and then discovering its the memory is aweful. Don't buy cheap RAM its a waste of time.
If you get a AMD dualcore cpu then read this click here and follow the first post to the letter. It will avoid any problems. It solved a couple of niggles for me. When buying memory get 2x512M or 2x1G rather than one stick of the total value you want.This will allow Hyperthreading to operate and will speed things up.