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AMD Athlon x2 3800+ 2ghz *SOCKET 939* CPU

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As the title says, I have an AMD Athlon x2 3800+ 2ghz Soc.939 CPU which needs to be appraised.
I will give REP+ for those who really do their homework on this and show me links. And don't say
anything like "Oh, I can get that on eeebaaay for $1." You may be able to buy a Porsche 911 Turbo
for $10,000, but that does not mean that is what it is worth.

I may decide to sell this chip on here, but that is also up to it's owner, my boss.

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At the risk of subverting your opening sentences:

I sold one of these on eBay in 2009ish for about $30..
There's that old saying 'something is only worth what someone will pay'.

I'd say ~$20-25ish shipped would be reasonable.
Sounds low, but they did come out in 2005..
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It's not really worth much because it's so old and the only way somebody will really buy it is if it's cheap enough to be bought on a whim for an old secondary system.
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That's my old CPU which isn't worth more than $20. The above is right that something is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it. You're talking about a old CPU that isn't too common or even has any demand anymore. Sure the guy who somehow fried his CPU, doesn't want to upgrade might pay you more for this CPU, but most people would just upgrade. The other factor you've left out for us is how long has the CPU been in use, was it overclocked, etc things that also determine what life, if any, that chip has left in it.
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I just bought that exact processor with a board, psu, video card, case and dvd burner for $40 on craigslist, but a lot of people with older socket 939 pc's have single core processors and they may be looking for one on craigslist, if so you could probably get as high as $30 for it. Two years ago you could get $50-$60 for them but a new motherboard ram and cpu now can be had for under $100.
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The only relevant pricing details for something of this age will be on second-hand sites like Ebay or Craigslist. Retailers will likely still have them listed for the MSRP from when the chips were still relevant. The absolute most I can imagine somebody paying for this chip is ~$50 with shipping included, and that's if they're in a very tight pinch.
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The chip came out of a well-cooled system that was used in a well air-conditioned house at stock speeds.
And I am aware of only four ebay sales which were under $20 (between 17 and 19 before shipping).

Again, ebay is a great way to water down a market. Not so good for keeping the value of a part.
For instance, doing a search of that site for completed listings, you can find some for $18 while
others foolishly paid close to $100 for the same chip.

At any rate, those of you who got REP+ know why you did. wink.gif

Still no links though.... I could have done this myself. :/
 
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I still have my first built rig running a +3700, SC2 gives a lovely "cpu under recommended spec" on install. Overclocked it still ran it at minimum settings pretty well. tongue.gif I'm keeping it around for mostly nestalga, but I'm always keeping my eye opened for the then-top of the line processors.

Anyway, from what I remember of the day - Many were reluctant to pay more for a multicore processor. Obviously at this point that logic has changed quite a bit with quad cores with multiple threads being the usual for gaming rigs. I didn't find any immediately, but there are some ancient threads that recommend against the multicores.

More of this reluctance can be found in old threads on the subject. But the tides did change.
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543392

Most enthusiasts with 939s at the time usually ran +4800 or something like an FX-55, these were some of the most wanted 939s of the time and still sell for decent (something like $50-70) Depending on the seller's trustworthiness and the expected quality/life left in the processor. I'll neglect a link here because it would likely be ebay, but these processors sell closer to their original price if they are new or in really good condition.

If I wanted to sell it for top dollar I would ask about $40 on it, but probably offer it overseas. Which may or may not be worth the hassle for the extra ten bucks. Else you probably can expect to get about $30 for it- that is if you show knowledge about the processor and can prove in some way that it is working well. It would really sell for a pretty penny if it were new, obviously a rare thing to find at this point in time.

Don't think you don't have something there though, the gaming rigs of the past make pretty decent private servers today. If you do sell it here, let me know what price you decide on and I might just jump on it just to get some dual core action in my old girl.

Edit: animal0307 sent me here.
Edited by Fir3Chi3f - 2/14/12 at 7:40pm
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I still got my AMD Atholon 64 FX-55 Processor and my Ati Radeon x800 Pro Gpu
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