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Socket 939 CPUs - drop in replacement?

 
 
Derek Fountain
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      09-04-2006, 08:22 AM
I've got a Shuttle SN95G which is currently running Linux on a AMD
Athlon64 3200. I was planning on taking out that chip and putting in a
X2 varient - maybe a 4600X2, depending on what I can get hold of locally.

Are Socket 939 chips drop in compatible? Is it really as easy as
checking I have an SMP kernel in place, then taking one CPU out, putting
the new one in, and booting the box?
 
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Arno Wagner
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      09-04-2006, 11:18 AM
Previously Derek Fountain <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I've got a Shuttle SN95G which is currently running Linux on a AMD
> Athlon64 3200. I was planning on taking out that chip and putting in a
> X2 varient - maybe a 4600X2, depending on what I can get hold of locally.


> Are Socket 939 chips drop in compatible? Is it really as easy as
> checking I have an SMP kernel in place, then taking one CPU out, putting
> the new one in, and booting the box?


There are two possible contraints: BIOS and voltage regulators.
Have a look on Shuttle's website. BIOS may be fixable, but
if the voltage regulators are too weak only a new mainboard
helps.

Arno

 
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