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What Motherboard will work with thsCPU?

I am curious as to what motherboard will work with the following motherboard?
It is a new Sempron 939 model.
I found an article about it at http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/sempron-3000.html 

AMD Sempron Processor 3000+ 1.80 GHz Socket 939/ 128KB Cache/ 1000MHZ FSB/ Hyper-Transport/ Winchester Core/ OEM

Will any 939 AMD board work?

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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network ManagerCommented:
The answer is YES..... ANY Socket 939 will work for your CPU....Thats the important thing. Everything else is trivial and obviously must comply with the slots on the motherboard of your choice.... I have outlined a few things below to help you decide your needs when selecting a mobo.
1) Ensure your CPU package type (Socket 939) will work on the board.
2) Look at the power requirements needed for your CPU, and ALL peripheral cards (IE: Video, Sound, Physics, cards etc..) that you intend on using in this setup on that board. Ensure the power supply you choose is compatible "Pin-out" wise' when looking for a new board.
3) Not sure if you already have a case or not but look at the board dimensions and the case form factor dimensions to ensure one will fit inside the other.
That is an extremely hard to find CPU, but the 3500+ is available, and the price is right.
The 3500+ socket 939 also has a larger L2 cache at 256KB
As to the question of which motherboard will work, the article you posted used the DFI NF4 Ultra-D (Socket 939, NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra) as the testbed motherboard for their tests.
I suspect that many more socket 939 motherboards will work but it depends on the BIOS microcodes that are used as this is the way CPU's are identified and setup properly when installed.
AMD has a good site where motherboard compatibility is given, but that particular CPU is not listed under the Sempron.(actually there are no socket 939 semprons listed)
Unless you already have the Socket 939 Sempron 3000+, I recommend you go with a Socket AM2 CPU and motherboard. There's a much greater selection of both CPUs and mobos and you can use DDR2 RAM.
stocker340Author Commented:

Thxs for the input from all of you on this but since I won this CPU cheap on Ebay and I never noticed that it was an odd piece until I got it.
I ordered a 939 board and put it in the Asus A8V-VM-SE and it works flawlessly with XP Pro on it.
Fired up and runs Very cool.
Thxs again

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