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My northbridge on my asus a8n-sli was over heating which ruined my motherboard. So my question is should i get another 939 mobo or upgrade to am2? If i should how much should i expect to get out of my 3800x2? What would be a good mobo cpu combo for around $300 more or less doesn't matter.
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well if you go with am2 you would ddr2 memory and if you where going to get ddr2 memory then you may as well get a core 2 duo. i say stick with 939 for now.. a good mobo in my experience is the biostar t force good oc options and a lot of ppl on these forums have that board......
    
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For 300$ you could pick a Gigabyte DS3, a C2D E4200 and some DDR2. If you manage to sell your x2 3800 and the DDR you should get enough to get a 2x1GB DDR2 kit.

At this point sk 939 is a dead end, AM2 is pointless and here's why:
- sk939 is discontinued, so if you decide to buy a mobo for 939 to replace your old one you'd be better with a cheap mobo since the money you're investing will never be recoverable.

- in q3 (around September) AMD would launch AM2+ and later AM3. The CPUs based on AM2+ are compatible with the AM2 mobos, but they would not run at full speed.

A DS3 is around 130$ and the E4200 should show up very soon at a price around 130-150$. A review on it here, it OCs over 50% on stock cooler...
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So what should my final decision be? I need to do this soon so I'm able to get my computer back.
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x2 120gig sata Seagate XP PRO ViewSonic VX922 19" 2ms LOGITECH wireless 
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
For 300$ you could pick a Gigabyte DS3, a C2D E4200 and some DDR2. If you manage to sell your x2 3800 and the DDR you should get enough to get a 2x1GB DDR2 kit.

At this point sk 939 is a dead end, AM2 is pointless and here's why:
- sk939 is discontinued, so if you decide to buy a mobo for 939 to replace your old one you'd be better with a cheap mobo since the money you're investing will never be recoverable.

- in q3 (around September) AMD would launch AM2+ and later AM3. The CPUs based on AM2+ are compatible with the AM2 mobos, but they would not run at full speed.

A DS3 is around 130$ and the E4200 should show up very soon at a price around 130-150$. A review on it here, it OCs over 50% on stock cooler...
why would amd discontinue 939 before discontinuing 754?

they are not discontinuing it, there are just not going further with advancing the technology.
 
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