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939 with AGP???

chibi_man

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I'm putting some serious thought into a motherboard and processor upgrade.

I'm a fan favorite of the 939 Socket. however I'm trying to avoid upgrading my graphics card as well.

I have an ATI Radeon x850 256mb AGP and I really really want to keep using it. I've heard rumors that the 939 boards did not come with AGP... I'm hoping someone can tell me otherwise.

In any case, if you also know of a great deal for 939 please post that too.
 

chibi_man

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well i found a number of them. right now I found a ASROCK 939DUAL-VSTA model, and so far it's nearly the same board. 84$ to.. great price.
I'm also looking at an Athlon 64 +3800 for it... what do you think of that combination??
 

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well i found a number of them. right now I found a ASROCK 939DUAL-VSTA model, and so far it's nearly the same board. 84$ to.. great price.
I'm also looking at an Athlon 64 +3800 for it... what do you think of that combination??
Take a minute and consider your options. It may turn out that using a dual-graphics bus motherboard will cost more than a total migration to a new board altogether. I found that the Asrock option was only really useful as an in-the-middle board for upgrading the computer over a very long 12-month+ period.

By the way, Asrock sells an expansion card for that motherboard to use socket AM2 processors.

You can find my processor, 4000+, instead of the 3700+ if you want the 1MB L2 cache.
 
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Yep, go for a 3700+ rather than the 3800+.

The 3700+ is a san diego core which is the same core as their high end chips only clocked lower.

Not only does it OC much better, it also has an improved memory controller over what the 3800+ sports.
 

chibi_man

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interesting. Sadly i can find some Used 939Dual-SATA2 for fairly cheap, but who knows whats happened with them. the 939Dual-VSTA is still an option... i've read a bunch about it.. and so far it's just a fixed up version of the previous board. I'll have to look for a +3700. any details on why it's better?
 

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Ok I found both boards. NEW! and in stock... now the decision... i'm leaning towards the 939Dual-VSTA.

Oh and I also found a new 3700 for 51.99$
 

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