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    is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
    « on: June 04, 2011, 01:31:45 PM »
    My motherboard recently went out and i need to purchase a new one. I have a socket 939 amd athlon processor on my motherboard currently, i would like to buy a new motherboard and it says it supports the amd athlon, however it has a Socket AM2+.

    I have read online that the AM2 is not compatible with the S939, but i have not read anywhere if the AM2+ is compatible or not. Would a motherboard with a AM2+ socket support a processor that was previously in a 939 socket?

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    Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
    « Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 01:46:27 PM »
    No.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_64_microprocessors
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_939

    Sad to say it, both AMD and Intel have closed the door on the concept of incremental progressive upgrade. They don't believe in evolution, they create new incompatible things that deny their ancestry.

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    Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
    « Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 01:47:52 PM »
    It would be helpful if you told us exactly what CPU you have.

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      Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
      « Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 01:53:11 PM »
      My computer model is GATEWAY GT5220, with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor.

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      Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
      « Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 01:58:35 PM »
      My computer model is GATEWAY GT5220, with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor.
      There are 2 versions of that same CPU, one is Socket 939, the other is Socket AM2.
      http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/TYPE-Athlon%2064%20X2.html

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      Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
      « Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 02:17:11 PM »
      Would a motherboard with a AM2+ socket support a processor that was previously in a 939 socket?

      Socket AM2 supports DDR2 memory only. Socket 939 is DDR1 only. Socket 939 and AM2/AM2+ cpus will not work in each other's sockets. They won't even fit unless you use a hammer.  Socket AM2 is almost identical to socket 939 but uses a protective mechanism (a manufacturing “key”) designed to prevent any socket 939-pin CPUs from being inserted into a socket AM2 motherboard, and to prevent socket AM2 CPUs from being inserted into a socket 939-pin motherboard.




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        Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
        « Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 02:22:10 PM »
        There are 2 versions of that same CPU, one is Socket 939, the other is Socket AM2.
        http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/TYPE-Athlon%2064%20X2.html

        A socket 939 cpu will not work in either an AM2 or an AM2+ socket. Socket AM2 provides support for DDR2 memory. Socket AM2 is almost identical to socket 939 but uses a protective mechanism (a manufacturing “key”) designed to prevent any socket 939-pin CPUs (DDR1 only) from being inserted into a socket AM2 motherboard, and to prevent socket AM2 CPUs (DDR2 only) from being inserted into a socket 939-pin motherboard.

        Thanks that helped, it must be the AM2 version of the cpu, since the memory in my system is DDR2.

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        Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
        « Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 02:23:56 PM »
        Thanks that helped, it must be the AM2 version of the cpu, since the memory in my system is DDR2.

        I see on the web that Gateway GT5220 model used each type of socket at different times.


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        Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
        « Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 02:42:59 PM »
        I see on the web that Gateway GT5220 model used each type of socket at different times.
        Not according to Crucial which shows only DDR2:  http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=GT5220&Cat=RAM
        OP has stated he has DDR2 memory.

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        Re: is Socket AM2+ compatible with Socket 939
        « Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 03:04:53 PM »
        Not according to Crucial which shows only DDR2:  http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=GT5220&Cat=RAM
        OP has stated he has DDR2 memory.

        I have seen specs for 5220s with 939 and AM2 Athlon X2 cpus.