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    Do I upgrade?

    Should I upgrade now to a nice S939 Athlon X2, or wait for AMD's new socket (M2?) to make an apperance later on this year?

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    Most previews of AM2 seem to suggest that there will be very little performance improvement initially but they will prob be more expensive (motherboard ddr2 cpu).

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    Depends how much you want it!

    For
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    o S939 is not exactly short on performance.
    o There is no indicator that socket AM2 will be able to handle quad core processors (unlike the new server socket).
    o Could use your existing DDR memory.
    o S939 is a stable mature technology.


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    o Looking at your "my system" link, your current system is hardly a slouch, you could probably wait.
    o Socket AM2 will have more "toy value"
    o Socket AM2 will get virtualisation support.

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    Well that 'My System' is the one at home, I have a custom one at work which I use a heck of a lot more (yes even for games! ) Currently the box I have which the S939 would replace is:

    Athlon XP 2800
    Abit NF7-S
    1GB DDR
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    It all depends on your budget, If you can afford it buy now and then when the M2 comes out and you deicde you want it you could sell what you got. Personally, I'm waiting for M2 to be out before I upgrade, I want to look at some reviews before I buy it. The worst it will do is make S939 a little cheaper.

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    Well I took the plunge.

    Athlon X2 4200
    Abit KN8 Ultra
    XFX Geforce 7800GT

    Should give a nice punch to this Athlon XP 2800, NF7-S, 9800 Pro I'm currently using! Hopefully the nice Scan chappies will deliver tomorrow!

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    I would wait and see what Intels next gen Yonah's will be doing. seen some sweet stuff (3GHz stock cooling 21seconds PI time)
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    The thing is, we can ALWAYS wait because there will ALWAYS be something better. I want to upgrade, so I do it now.

    THe cursing will come later!

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    Cursing? I'm sure that setup will have you happy right up to the point that quad-core CPUs come out

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