Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › I don't want to let go of my 939!!!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I don't want to let go of my 939!!!!!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So i love my system. Its more then fast enough for anything i do with a computer, the most demanding being games. But my motherboard has some ghey issues. sometimes it loses the ability to find the HDD upon start up so i have to switch sata ports to get it to find the HDD again. because of this i can't hook up my 2nd DVD drive cause that seems to worsen the problem IE: more frequent NO HDD FOUND problems. Its not due to a performance issue but more a this system has bugs that bother me. I want to explore my options into a new MOBO, RAM, CPU. I like the idea of being able to SLI or even crossfire even though its been years since i owned an ATI card, and have never done it but i want the option available. Although i think socket 775 is the way to go at the current time i'm not against AMD at all cause there old azz 939 tech keeps me more then happy. Whats a cheap upgrade i should be considering? should i go with some sort of AM2 or 775 option? I"m not really concerned with benchmark scores as much as i am instant responce which the 939 does me very well.
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
  hide details  
Reply
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
775 is the best performing option, sad to say as I was a long time AMD user.

On a budget this is a good build.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052
$129.99

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
$129.99

ASUS Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253
$164.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
$33.00
post #3 of 10
Keep your current pc, and build a $750 intel machine. You could fold for OCN on the s939 rig.


Here's a sample:

MSI P6N Diamond Motherboard $139.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz $189.99
WINTEC AMPX 2 x 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 $39.99
NZXT Alpha ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $64.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W $109.99
HIS Hightech H385F512NP Radeon HD 3850 $129.99
Seagate Barracuda 250GB Hard Drive $79.99
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner $29.99
--------------------
Puts you right around $750 w/out OS (got everything off newegg)
post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
775 is the best performing option, sad to say as I was a long time AMD user.

On a budget this is a good build.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052
$129.99

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043
$129.99

ASUS Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253
$164.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
$33.00
thats one nice rig get this one!!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 5000 x2 Black Edition  BioStar 790GX 128M BFG 9800GT 1024 Mb 4x1 GB's of random thingies  
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB Maxtor  Windows 7-U 64bit HP 19"  Logetech 
PowerCaseMouse
400 watt silver stone  Ultra Grid Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 5000 x2 Black Edition  BioStar 790GX 128M BFG 9800GT 1024 Mb 4x1 GB's of random thingies  
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
300GB Maxtor  Windows 7-U 64bit HP 19"  Logetech 
PowerCaseMouse
400 watt silver stone  Ultra Grid Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
You have kindred spirits in the Socket 939 Appreciation Club and Knowledgebase.

By the way, I'm thinning my stock of spares, and I may have a motherboard that you may be interested in. PM me if you are.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
Case
Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2 x 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers PC3 10600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Almost 8TB of storage AMD Stock Cooler Windows Home Server CoolerMaster SilentPro M 700W 
Case
Lian Li PC-V2000B (with thlnk3r mods) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digitronical View Post
So i love my system. Its more then fast enough for anything i do with a computer, the most demanding being games. But my motherboard has some ghey issues. sometimes it loses the ability to find the HDD upon start up so i have to switch sata ports to get it to find the HDD again. because of this i can't hook up my 2nd DVD drive cause that seems to worsen the problem IE: more frequent NO HDD FOUND problems.
Digitronical, sorry to hear your having problems with your S939 rig.

Have you tried different SATA cables? Have you tried testing with a different HD? I'd recommend performing a diagnostic on your current drive. The Western Digital Lifeguard tools can be very useful if your wanting to perform a full surface scan. This scan will look for bad sectors on the drive. It should also tell you the condition of the drive. The tools can be downloaded here. Just download the .iso and burn it as an image to a CD and boot to it.

If your budget is extremely thin you could always go with a PCI SATA controller card. Perhaps the SATA controller on your board is failing/faulty. Have you looked into possibly getting the board RMA'ed and repaired?

Let us know

Good luck
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Keep your current setup(that opty rocks and its paid for).. Find yourself a nice 2nd hand DFI Expert mb (around 100 scoots) and get another year or 2 out of what you got.. The Expert was one of the best 939 boards made and there a few out there to be had.. All your other components are top notch so why dump them?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel coreI7 930 stock (for now) Asus P6TD Deluxe ATI 5870 6 gb Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
3XWD750gb Win xp Vista & Win7 samsg 204B 20.1" Olevia 32" OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
TT Spedo Advanced LogitechMX500 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel coreI7 930 stock (for now) Asus P6TD Deluxe ATI 5870 6 gb Corsair Dominators 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
3XWD750gb Win xp Vista & Win7 samsg 204B 20.1" Olevia 32" OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
TT Spedo Advanced LogitechMX500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
ya know i went the route of a new mobo, bought it off an OCN member here for 80 dollars.DFI LAN PARTY. I was very disapointed in the board from the get go. It would OC my chip further but no matter what i did the dfi board would score about 1000 points lower then the gigabyte board @ stock speed and after a little OC on the gigabyte board it was a 1800 point difference between both motherboards (3dmark06). Then one day with in 3 weeks of ownership of the DFI quit turning on, i mean the board would light up but i couldtn' get anythign on the screen. At that point i bought new HDD, video card, sound card, DDR 500 ram, but nothing would get it back to good even cleared CMOS for days at a time. I ended up selling the board on ebay for 73 dollars. A small loss but i was just glad to see the thing gone. So i put everything back together on the gigabyte board and have been living with its issues. I've had the board for years now and have swapped out every part in teh entire pc and now know for certain it is a board with some issues. I wouldn't call it bad but it can be a pain. but i can say for 100% its not any other issue other then the board itself..... AHH getting out of work early will have to finish this post later.
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
  hide details  
Reply
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
Alienware M14X R1
(13 items)
 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
I7 2.2, 3.1 turbo GT 555M Overclocked Crucial M4 256 GB SSD windows 7 
Monitor
1600x900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Digitronical, if the SATA controller on your board has truly failed then it would be cheaper to just purchase a pci sata controller card then to buy an entire new rig. That is the cheapest route in my opinion.

Good luck
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 620 Asus M4A785-M Asus 5770 G.Skill 8GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD3200AAJS Windows 7 Pro Acer AL2216W, Samsung P2770 Corsair 550VX 
Case
Tagan Black Pearl 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
I have another 939 motherboard I could sell ya for pretty cheap if your interested.

Ive got an Abit K8N Ultra - I'll sell it to ya for 40 bucks.
Edited by RainStryke - 7/2/08 at 3:51pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › I don't want to let go of my 939!!!!!