Originally Posted by CIAagent11
I had the impression AM2 is kind of the new socket A.
Meaning it will stay for a while.
Why would you think it will go away like 754 and 939?
I've read the same thing, but "a while" for electronics is a lot quicker than a while for most other things. Quad core will be out before long, and I may upgrade then unless I "need to" update before then. For now, 939 is nearly neck and neck with an AM2 as of a couple of weeks ago. Someone did a comparison test here.
And pricewise it is the better deal right now. But who knows next year.
I'd sit on it and keep updated (this is a great place to do that) and when your ready to buy you'll know what to get.