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Old 5th November, 2005, 05:16 AM
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With the dual cores all being 939 socket, not 754, while you can upgrade the 64-bit, when multithreaded apps and games are big, you will need a mb and CPU upgrade.

But if you have a 939 board, its just a CPU upgrade. Thats what I was getting at.

If he is going to be doing 3d rendering in the future, he may just want a dual core CPU, as they are much better at it than single core. Therefore the 939 socket makes more sense.

Its easier to say 754 is obsolete, like saying AGP is obsolete, than explaining the difference between the upgrade paths, and options. While I agree 754 will be around for a long time, the options in CPU, graphics and RAM are more limited. Well graphics until Epox does develop the 754 SLi.
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