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So can someone help me to understand the big difference between the socket 939 chips and the AM2's??

also the old fx (like mine) why are they so ****in pricey compared to the new FX series? they make any changes? is it still true that the FX line is the only with a completely unlocked multiplier??

just wondering, still not sure why i bought the FX when i did (about 9 months ago) i think it was just cause it was there
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AM2 - 940 Pins (wont fit in a 940 server board though - it doesnt need any more pins, they just added them to stop noobs putting them in a board where it wont work), DDR2 RAM (MUST be DDR2) - IHS is soldered to the Die, about it really

FX-62 is AM2, same speed though (i think, may have more cache), and the FX line is the ONLY AMD64 with a FULLY unlocked multiplier
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While I'm not currently running an AMD-based sytem, my understanding is that an AM2-based greater potential down the line in terms of running multi-core systems.
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With your rig, there is absolutely no reason right now to go AM2 You still have about the best AMD has to offer, except for the 4x4 platform, which is again another socket (F).

All future FX series CPUs will be made for that platform, so there will be no socket 939, nor socket AM2 FX CPUs in the future. The FX 7x series is right now already socket F (and you'll need to buy them in pairs to make it work; that's why they're relatively inexpensive).
    
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AM2 is the "new" socket, new CPU's will be using it, and 939 is "dead" - all the stuff for sale is old stock (thus currently its cheap, my Dad picked up a 3700 for £25! ALthough once the stock starts to go the prices will start to creep up to make you pay for being on 939)
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