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Socket 939 vs Socket am2

Posted on 2006-11-14
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I'm getting ready to build a computer and have fallen behind the times and need to catch up....Can someone please tell me the advantages of using one type or another socket ? Using a AMD64 x2
and would like to use a asus a8n-e motherboard..most of my use is internet based with photo editing for the wife....

Thanks.... Ken
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The biggest difference is that the AM2 motherboards support faster DDR2 RAM, whereas the socket 939 motherboards will only support DDR RAM.  The AM2 socket would be more upgradable in the future, since socket 939 production will stop before AM2 does..
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If you havent built it yet i would suggest going for a Core 2 duo. The $300 e6600 is faster than the $800 FX-62. Oair the e6600 with the new nvidia 680i motherboard for a very fast system. http://xtreview.com/articles.php?id=115
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2869&p=1
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