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silly question 2 - AMD 64 bit CPU - which socket ?? - 754 or 940 or something else ??

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by nobody here, Dec 26, 2003.

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    nobody here Guest

    price lists show that there are 2 "Hammer" sockets - 754 and 940

    unless Ive missed something -
    Athlon64 uses Socket-754 and Opteron uses Socket-940

    Obviously plans change, and AMD probably aren't telling us
    *everything* anyway...

    but what is the currently *expected* lifespan of these sockets ??

    ie: if a CPU and motherboard is bought within the next few weeks,
    is it likely to be "old version, no longer in production",
    just a couple of weeks later,
    equivalent to the first Pentium 4 Socket ??
    nobody here, Dec 26, 2003
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    Wes Newell Guest

    The Athlon 64 FX series also uses the 940.
    There is a plan to change to a smaller pin count, but I'm not sure if the
    cpu will be backwards compatible. In any case, I'd count on a new MB the
    next time you upgrade.
    Wes Newell, Dec 26, 2003
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    rms Guest

    ie: if a CPU and motherboard is bought within the next few weeks,
    Why be so worried about this? I just read that videocard makers will
    phase out AGP videocards by mid-2004 for pci-express. This would make all
    motherboards and videocards 'obselete'. So what? We are only talking $400
    at the most for both cpu+mobo, that will work fine for a couple of years at

    rms, Dec 27, 2003
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