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Lol, fair enough. I'll probably wait a year then before going AM2, and i'll prolly go s939 when the prices drop.

@Timmay7: I was getting lots of problems with the GTX, and i just couldnt find any way to make it work, the only thing left that it could be is the card is messed up, so i RMA'ed it. The place i bought it from got it back today, and are running some tests to see if its faulty. If it is, im hoping they will give me a refund so i can buy the GT and HZ from overclockers.co.uk.

If it isnt faulty, idk *** they will do. They said that the card might be incompatible with my system and that i might have to have an 'ATi alternative' as they put it. If its 'incompatibility' im screwed, if its not, then i'll just get the GT and HZ's.

@Sideburns: LGA775 Intels can use DDR or DDR2 depending on the mobo correct? im presume this is because AMD's have the mem controller on the chip, whereas Intel's have it on the mobo?
Yup, that's basically it. Intel motherboards use a separate memory controller, so the memory is dependent on the northbridge or whatever....
But AMD's memory controller is on the chip, so the AM2 will use DDR2. That's actually the only difference really between AM2 and 939 is the memory...so...
Anyways...you basically got it.
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Cool.

Well, i need to get some nice money first, then i can check out prices on stuff before i buy. So its still gonna be a long time before i make the jump to AMD. Its quite sad, as till then i cant OC.

Least the 7900GT will give me some fun
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My CPU/RAM tests compared to the new technology is better so I'm not switching over unless it's a switch to Conroe
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****.

I think im gonna say screw AM2, screw Conroe, screw geting a new mobo + CPU.

Im gonna buy my 7900GT and G.Skill HZ, and ill wait it out till AM2 is more refined, rather than being in its infancy. I wont be able to afford a new mobo + CPU till i get a job anyway, so im just gonna put mobo + CPU on hold.

By the time i can afford a mobo + CPU i will be able to afford some DDR2 for it as well.
yea, u only say that because u already have a sweet system lol

either way you're right though, it isn't wise to buy new technology right when it comes out... 6 months after should be good though.
they work out the kinks... and hence they have different cpu steppings lol
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Sweet system?

Lol, i suppose its ok, but the 6200 holds it back massively, although once i get the refund money from the toasted GTX, i can get my 2Gb and 7900GT, then i suppose your right. it will be sweet!

The mobo is still a POS no matter what though -.-

Oh well, I'll be able to play most games no problems at all. damn, i manage to play oblivion on my 6200, so anything is an improvement!

Just means i can OC my CPU Kinda sucks as i could prolly hit 4.2+ easy with a BT.:swearing:
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i dont see why they wouldn't make motherboards that support it, especially since i guarantee there'll be people who want to buy those motherboards
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post #17 of 21
theres not really ANY difference between am2 and socket 939...am2 is socket 939 that uses ddr2...o.o
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I think AM2 chips will run on a little bit less power... I might just be thinking about when they go to 65nm, though.
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i dont see why they wouldn't make motherboards that support it, especially since i guarantee there'll be people who want to buy those motherboards
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@Sideburns: LGA775 Intels can use DDR or DDR2 depending on the mobo correct? im presume this is because AMD's have the mem controller on the chip, whereas Intel's have it on the mobo?
Yah thats right. Intels communicate with the RAM thru the fsb (which is why they don't perform as well ). The fsb may be an advantage in terms of supporting ddr and ddr2, but AMD's direct memory controller will increase performance despite the fact that am2 will use slower-performing ddr2.
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