Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Any S939 experts out there?

  1. #1
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Any S939 experts out there?

    Well, my grand plan to go Core 2 Duo has gone a little tits up as money's a bit tighter than I thought. Ah, well.

    So... I can get a AMD64 x2 3800 for £60.

    I currently have a single core AMD64 4000+.

    Any point going dualcore for what, from the name alone, appears to be a slower processor? (leaving aside OC'ing issues)

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    16 times in 15 posts
    • edp33's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N Sli (S939)
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 3200+
      • Memory:
      • 2GB DDR 3200
      • Storage:
      • 120GB,250GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigaybyte Silent Heatpipe 6600GT
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 430P
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-602
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" LCD
      • Internet:
      • BE Unlimited

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    You could pick up a 4200 X2 939 for £44.64 from Scan, not in stock at the moment though!

  3. #3
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Yeah, I've just found that on yoyo as well. I'm surprised: I thought that above 4000 they ran into £100 plus.

    So what do you reckon? It's for a Vista system, so I'm thinking it'll be worthwhile.

  4. #4
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,325
    Thanks
    1,552
    Thanked
    2,958 times in 2,398 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Definitely. The dual core chips do make a real difference in terms of how snappy windows feels and when multi tasking.

  5. #5
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Cool, you've talked me into it.

    I'm v easy to talk into things when I want to be.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    2,598
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    106 times in 94 posts

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Cool, you've talked me into it.

    I'm v easy to talk into things when I want to be.
    If you're planning on overclocking, my 4200 from Scan is stable at 3Ghz, not a bad overclock really. Gives me plenty of power.

    Most 4200's go to 2.6Ghz+

  7. #7
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,325
    Thanks
    1,552
    Thanked
    2,958 times in 2,398 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    If you're planning on overclocking, my 4200 from Scan is stable at 3Ghz, not a bad overclock really. Gives me plenty of power.

    Most 4200's go to 2.6Ghz+
    Gah don't tempt me! I'm on a 3800 at the moment that doesn't go that high.. what volts are you on?

  8. #8
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    note to self: read the OCing guide.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    351
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    9 times in 9 posts
    • nimbu's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M3N78-EMH
      • CPU:
      • AMD 4050e
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (2x2GB) Cosair XMS DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 30GB Samsung SSD : 250GB Seagate ES
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 9800GT
      • PSU:
      • Hyper Type R 550W Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec P180 Mini

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    [Tempt kalniel] My X2 4200+ from scan is sitting on 2.75G at 1.375V 36 Deg idle [Temp=off]
    MAIN BOX: 4200+ @2.75 : Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe: XP120 + Papst: 2Gb Mushkin Redline PC4000: 512MB 7950GT: 2x36GB WD Raptors in RAID 0:WD 420GB : NEC DVDR/RW: All Wrapped up in a Antec P180



  10. #10
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    It does seem to get a little hot at 2.75, I find; like, 65 degrees under load. With a big zalman jobbie on it.

  11. #11
    Taz
    Taz is offline
    Senior Member Taz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,112
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    • Taz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 HD3P
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 7600K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16R Vengeance LPX 16 GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 EVO M.2-2280 500GB (PCIe) + 1TB Sandisk Ultra II SSD (SATA)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CS550M 550W Hybrid
      • Case:
      • NZXT Source 340
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 34" Asus Designo Curve MX34VQ UWQHD Monitor
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Vivid 200

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    I have currently have an S939 motherboard (Asus A8V-E Deluxe). It has a VIA chipset and it does not support dual-core CPUs. Check with your mobo manufacturer if yours does.

  12. #12
    Ask me stuff
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    768
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • DecomposingStar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5K Premium Wifi
      • CPU:
      • E6400 C2D Intel @ OC'd to 2.91ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4x 1GB OCZ Platinum Edition (800mhz - 4/4/12) (32bit Vista runs it at 3.3gb)
      • Storage:
      • 1 Maxtor DiamondMax 80gb HDD, 1x Western Caviar 250gb HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 2900XT HIS Oc'd 810/899
      • PSU:
      • 670W HiperPower
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 - Customised.
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hanns.G 19" HW191D
      • Internet:
      • 2mb NTL/Virgin

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    It does seem to get a little hot at 2.75, I find; like, 65 degrees under load. With a big zalman jobbie on it.
    I'm talking from knowlodge of C2D's here, but i think you're alright to go up to about 80c before it starts crisping you hardware. 65c isn't too bad under load. I wouldn't go any higher though.

    Are you running Orthos on both cores and checking the temperature after about 2 minutes? If you're at 65c and it's not rising, i wouldn't worry. Orthos whips your machine harder than it'll probably ever need to work.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    859
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    8 times in 8 posts

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by DecomposingStar View Post
    I'm talking from knowlodge of C2D's here, but i think you're alright to go up to about 80c before it starts crisping you hardware. 65c isn't too bad under load. I wouldn't go any higher though.

    Are you running Orthos on both cores and checking the temperature after about 2 minutes? If you're at 65c and it's not rising, i wouldn't worry. Orthos whips your machine harder than it'll probably ever need to work.
    Unfortunately C2D doesn't read over to S939. 65C is getting to the upper design limits TBH.

    To the OP, the benefits of x2 really depend on what you plan on doing with the PC. Many folks report an improvement, others report none - really horses for courses.

  14. #14
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    I was t'OP. Dual core made a great dif. I might turn it down a wee smidge. Hit's about 65 when playing gears of war and hellgate.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    231
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by edp33 View Post
    You could pick up a 4200 X2 939 for £44.64 from Scan, not in stock at the moment though!
    I knicked the last one for a build the other day for a mate lol

  16. #16
    isn't trying to wind U up Shooty*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Mids
    Posts
    1,404
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    60 times in 48 posts
    • Shooty*'s system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro XE
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q8200
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 2GB Corsair of some kind
      • Storage:
      • 300 gb storage drive, 74gb Raptor system drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GT OC 512 meg with Accelero S1 and turbo unit
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Modular 620W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake Tsunami Dream, black, windowed.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 19inch.
      • Internet:
      • Plus Net

    Re: Any S939 experts out there?

    You're OK, I've had mine installed since about a day after that post

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What happened to S939?!
    By scrandman in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27-12-2006, 10:06 PM
  2. S939 Opterons in Stock
    By PenguinJim in forum SHOPPING AND CLASSIFIEDS
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-12-2005, 09:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •