View Full Version : Mobo/CPU/PCI-E GEFORCE Combo

02-05-2005, 05:40 PM

I'm looking for a cpu that will work with a pci-e motherboard. that will work with a geforce 6600GT pci-e.

The AMD Athlon 64 CPU is either Socket 754 or Socket 939 and is compatible with the PCI-E Mobo's / they say what socket they support. However I am unsure of athlon 64 cpu's and wanted to know if Athlon XP cpu will work fine on the PCI-E mobos. The ones that have pci-e say they are for athlon 64

(Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64, Motherboard)
these type of mobo's are pci-e which is what i want, i just want to know if they work with AMD Athlon XP cpu's too.

I'm not sure about 64bit cpus's. the clock speed is low and the price is high for more than (AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz Socket 939 $306.79)

And I dont know if 64bit works well on windows xp etc.

So can anyone either, convince me that
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz Socket 939 is ok

or that
Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64, Motherboard will work for Athlon XP cpu's

Also can socket 754 work on socket 939? I am confused with sockets and how they work.

thanks, i hope anyone can make sence of my madness

02-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Socket 754 and 939 relate to how many pins are on the cpu, they are not interchangable, You will need to buy a cpu and mobo that are compatible.A socket A athlon is of no use with a socket 939 or 754 board.

Seeing as your buying new then I would suggest an Nforce4 and 939 pin cpu (thats all that will fit it), if your worried about performance just look up some benchmarks, The AMD cpu's are excellent.

02-05-2005, 05:50 PM
also, whats the difference with 6600 and 6600GT, is this another case of ultra, and non ultra? big difference? i can't find out anywhere

02-05-2005, 09:53 PM

02-05-2005, 10:06 PM
Try this Link:Geforce 6600 Shootout (http://www20.graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050404/index.html)

As for your question about CPUs/Motherboards... There are no Socket A chipsets that support PCI-Express. I recommend upgrading to an NForce4 based Socket 939 platform. The prices and performance are excellent.

02-05-2005, 10:16 PM
AMD XPs are gone. There are a few still around but they aren't making them anymore. The only Socket As now are the Semprons.
So you want an AMD 64.
The cards now go:
No suffix, XT, GT, Ultra
in order of performance.