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hi, im planning on building an amd system next, and am wondering if it would be worth it 2 wait on socket 939 prices 2 drop, or if i should buy now, and kill my budget
 

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Go with the 775, Intel says that the pentium 5s when they come out (years) they will be run off of the lga775.. Have fun building
SOOOooOO Fun
 

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well right now a 939 winchester 3200+ is $197 at newegg. above that is when the prices get outta hand. it's a great bang for the buck and you can OC it like crazy (assuming you have other quality components; ram, psu, mobo, etc.). my
 

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There's so little difference between Socket 939 and 754 that it's only worth going to Socket 939 if you plan on usling SLi or buying a high-end 64 FX chip. Other than that, the same performance can be had for less on Socket 754.
 

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I read in some review that s754 cpus run hotter and consume more power than s939 ones, is that true?
 

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I read in some review that s754 cpus run hotter and consume more power than s939 ones, is that true?

well 130nm compared to 90nm do... right? not sure about the sockets.
 

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I've never heard anything about that, and if anything, Riot's right, the 939s would run hotter, but we're talking about something you'd never notice. The 90nm chips do run cooler (TDP of about 64 watts) because they use a lower core voltage (1.4v) and smaller processes (90nm).
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

The 90nm chips do run cooler (TDP of about 64 watts) because they use a lower core voltage (1.4v) and smaller processes (90nm).

yeah that's what i meant, 90nm= cooler, 130nm = hotter
 

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Then why would Prescotts run hotter than Northwoods? Oh yea, cache... right?
 

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Prescott is in essence a faulty core (no intel vs. amd crap, just the facts) because they rushed it and it leaks a lot of current that get's transformed into heat.
 

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As strange as it may seem... that actually sounds possible..
 
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