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    while choosing an asus mobo came across boards with socket 939 and socket am2...whats the diff...and which kinda processors are on the cheaper side...?
     
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    Socket 939 was introduced by AMD as an answer to Intel's new platform for desktop products, Socket LGA775. Although it does not support DDR2 memory, the combination of various Socket 939 motherboards and Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPUs has been repeatedly shown to either match or outstrip Intel's offerings in performance per dollar ratios when it comes to content creation and gaming. In business applications and multimedia, Intel continues to hold a slight advantage.
    more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_939

    and for socket am2 go to :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2

    Socket 939 is a cheaper solution than Socket AM2.

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    am2 socket support ddr2 ram. there is no noticable performance gain with ddr2 ram. am2 socket are introduce recently and cost is much high.
    939 socket doesnot support ddr2 ram. but it support mostly all previous processor like amd 64/fx/x2 with 939 pins.939 board will support ddr ram upto 400Mhz.
     
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    hey buddy thanks for the clarification..i know any decent socked 939+mobo combi wud cost around 7k..how much wud it cost for the same socket am2+mobo combi...??

    and guess u gotta xfx gforce 6800..is it of the pci-e version..?.and how wud u compare it with the onboard graphics on this board...

    http://in.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=15&l3=0&model=1127&modelmenu=1
     
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    Firstly about Gforce 6800, its available in many varieties, such as GS, GT, XT, Ultra.
    All the these versions were available in both AGP and PCI-E flavors, but currently only the GS and XT are available in the AGP version, and all the four varieties are common in PCI-E flavors.
    You are talking about a standalone high-end graphics card which in no way can be compared with any available on-board graphics solution.

    Tirupati Enterprises, the Kolkata-based national distributor for MSI, has launched three models of Socket AM2-based MSI brand motherboards.
    The three models launched are K9NSLI Platinum, K9NUltra-2F and K9NNeo-F. K9NSLI Platinum is based on Nvidia nForce 570 SLI chipset whereas K9NUltra-2F is based on Nvidia nForce 570 chipset. K9NNeo-F is a value segment model based on Nvidia nForce 550 chip. All the three models support the new memory DDR2 800. On offer are the latest of features like 6 SATA II ports with RAID, 8 Channel Sound, Dual Gigabit Lan, Firewire, and other new technologies from Nvidia.

    The price of the MSI AM2 boards start from Rs.8,065. and you can plugin any AMd dual-core processor in it.


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    No, if it is an AM2 board, you can't plugin any AMD dual-core processor in it.
    Only AM2 940 pin processors. And not even older 940 pin processors.
     
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    can u clarify wat means by..

    1.SLI chipset when compared to the normal ones??
    2.Dual core AMD processor
    3.dual-layer dvd writing...r they any special dvd riters for this?

    as in this page
    http://www.theitdepot.com/categories1.asp?cat=1097
    both the 6600 and the 6200 r available only in the agp 8x versions..also their cost is 12k and 5k...how much more will their pci-e verions cost and will there be remarkable diff in the performance...?
    but my budget is 9k...i need a decent card in this range..or shall i just leave things to the onboard GeForce 6150 on the ASUS A8N VM-CSM?
     
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    1. SLI is a technology with which you can use two identical G cards to theroetically double the performance. It can also work with a single card.
    see:-
    http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_learn.html
    2. Dual core is the technology of having two cores in a single package for better performance, multiprocessing etc.
    see:-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-core
    3. Dual Layer DVD has two recording dye layers on the same side so that it can contain/record almost double the data, say 8.5 GB. Almost all DVD writers available nowadays are DL capable.
    see:-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_layer_DVD

    If you are using A8N VM-CSM why should you search for an AGP card which will not fit into your board which has a PCIe slot. Good PCIe cards are more easily available and will be within your budget and it will be cheaper in your local store than in online stores like itdepot.com. Whether you need it or not depends on the applications you run on your PC.
     
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    thanks a lot janitha..
    yep..me searching for pci-e graphic cards only...can u tell me a decent one within my budget...??

    also,the onboards is geforce 6150
    now installing even the pci-e version of the geforce 5200 on the same board will be a not too good decision right? as my onboard thing is more advanced than the graphic card (the geforce version...etc etc)or...??
     
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    6600GT or even better cards will be well within your budget.
     
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    k..will enquire it....thanks a million for the prompt responses...
     
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    thank a lot lot for u guys.!!..finally upgraded my system and its rockin.....:cool:

    AMD ATHLON64 3000+
    ASUS A8N-CM/VSM
    1GB TRANSCEND
    XFX GEFORCE 7600GS
    250GB SEAGATE SATA
    LG DVD-RW
     
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