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I was pondering and I have a few questions about this socket in general. It seems to me this socket has been around forever. The exact numbers, I dont know. I was also wondering, does Intel have any plans to change the socket down the road when 6 or 8 core cpu's come out? Will the same socket still be used for DDR3 memory?

Please feel free to elaborate!

I honestly think this is great for what Intel is doing. Allows users to upgrade without buying a brand new motherboard. I remember when I bought the 939 socket and got upset AMD was going to the AM2, now AM2+, and maybe AM3...
If Intel decides to keep socket LGA 775 for a while. I will probably switch.
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I've heard it mentioned that Intel has another socket in the works, but I doubt it will be here soon enough to cause LGA775 owners to panic.

Edit: the 939 "gotcha" hit me as well. I got even though and bought a C2D rig instead of an AM2
 
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Nehalem requires a new socket, it won't be out until about Q4 of 08 if everything goes well.

So LGA775 will be alive but no more chips for it after that I'm assuming.

Edit: Just go with 775, memory prices are at great prices. When DDR3 becomes mainstream it will be in the sub 100's, when you can get a good set of dd2 for about $50 after MIR.
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1336 for the new Nehalem quad cores, guess they're making room for 1337 or something .....

I was also hit with the abrupt end to socket 939, hopefully AMD learned it's painful mistake of jumping too soon (hence am2+)

775 should be around for a bit while longer but it's been around for a LONG time.
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So LGA775 will be alive but no more chips for it after that I'm assuming.
That depends on Intel's roadmap. They may decide it's more cost effective to continue producing LGA775 products - at least for the low end. Something else to keep in mind is that a new socket doesn't automatically kill the older version. Look at how popular 939 is even today.
 
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That depends on Intel's roadmap.
Quote:
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it won't be out until about Q4 of 08 if everything goes well.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo
a new socket doesn't automatically kill the older version. Look at how popular 939 is even today.
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Originally Posted by Sonic
So LGA775 will be alive but no more chips for it after that I'm assuming.

Actually I heard 1366 is for Servers, as Desktops will be LGA715 or LGA1160 according to Wikipedia.org.
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i think it should be 1337. that would be awsome.
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