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What are those socket things? There are so many and I just want to know how to tell the difference. I want to get a new MoBo and CPU, but how do I know if they will go together?
    
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http://users.erols.com/chare/sockets.htm or http://www.answers.com/topic/cpu-socket
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its the type of cpu it uses, like a socket lga775 has 775 pins, a 478 has 478pins. those 2 are intel, socket a is socket 462 which is amd
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socket classification is basically a classification of the cpu

socket A is amd and phased out

socket 775 is LGA (land grid array) and is currently utilized by intel

socket 939 is amd and phased out

socket am2 is amd and still being used.

just because the socket of the cpu and the mobo are the same doesn't mean it will work. Most likely it will but not always. you need to look at the specifications of the motherboard

just tell us what you're looking for, or trying to get the comptuer to do and im sure someone will recommend you something.

or pick something out and ask us
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thanks. I just came here yesterday, and you guys are the shiznit. I appreciate all the help you've given.

OK, heres the deal. I have an old system. I need a new case/power supply; A CPU/MoBo; And possibly a new graphics card and memory(I have 2 256 sticks of DDR, don't know if it will work on new DDR2 MoBos)

I do no gaming whatsoever; Just watch a lot of movies. My mom's Intel 2.4 GiG - Emachines computer plays movies fine with onboard vid and sound.

what should I look for? I dont want to spend a lot, just enough to watch my movies and hook up my tv thru s-video.

Also, a wireless keyboard and mouse. do they make them only separate?

Sorry for all the questions, I know I sound like a noob.
    
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thanks. I just came here yesterday, and you guys are the shiznit. I appreciate all the help you've given.

OK, heres the deal. I have an old system. I need a new case/power supply; A CPU/MoBo; And possibly a new graphics card and memory(I have 2 256 sticks of DDR, don't know if it will work on new DDR2 MoBos)

I do no gaming whatsoever; Just watch a lot of movies. My mom's Intel 2.4 GiG - Emachines computer plays movies fine with onboard vid and sound.

what should I look for? I dont want to spend a lot, just enough to watch my movies and hook up my tv thru s-video.

Also, a wireless keyboard and mouse. do they make them only separate?

Sorry for all the questions, I know I sound like a noob.
No, DDR is not compatible with DDR2 motherboards.
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DDR RAM does not work on DDR 2 Mobos. (different number of pins) If the most intensive task you do is watching movies, I think that a low priced Celeron D CPU might be ideal, or for about 30-40 bucks more, a dual-core AMD 3600+. The 3600+ AMD would have no lag watching movies.
    
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Thanks, man.

Is there a better place to post this? Or do you guys think you can help me out?
    
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I, as well as others I beleive, can help you.
Here is a decent Celeron D CPU for about 40 bucks. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819112206
Here is a motherboard to go with it. (about $47)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153057
1 GB. of DDRII RAM for about $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231041
Here is a case with a PSU for about 30 bucks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147051
Total: about 196$
With Video Card total:230$ (it might be better to use one just so that the CPU is not processing the video too)
Video Card (about 34$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141035
EDIT: forgot the keyboard/mouse
I think that this would work well (about 26$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823109037
    
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post #10 of 61
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http://www.partspc.com/Cart/Cart.asp

what do you think. I think the price on the dual core cpu cant be beat and the case and psu and vidoe card is good, too.
    
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