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Uber Geek


# 12193 4-Mar-2007 16:25
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I'm looking to upgrade my olds computer from a Duron  to an Athlon one but don't see any shops on
I know trademe has a few but would really like to find new.


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  # 62743 4-Mar-2007 21:47
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I severely doubt you will find a new socket A CPU anywhere. Even socket 939 is done now and stocks are selling out fast.
That said, I would like to think that most second hand units being sold today would be due to upgrades so hopefully you'd be ok. 

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  # 63876 16-Mar-2007 00:44
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Well I don't mean to say the obvius but there is trademe. You could even look for old Athlon PCs and just take the cpu out.

(my 2 cents - socket A was a nightmare. I literally crushed the CPU on a few installs).

..Im not ashamed to admit it either. I really hated that socket interface.


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  # 63878 16-Mar-2007 01:14
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The cost of a good socket A was too much for the value,  so I have gone and got a 939 motherboard and a 2.2g 64bit 939 cpu.
I like the way the 939 did it's heat sink  connection, easy as.

I was worried about changing the socket a as it's a freaking  strain getting their HS on.

The new box is running sweet.

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