socket 939


Socket 939 was introduced by AMD in June 2004. In historical terms, it followed the earlier Socket 754 and was superceded by Socket AM2 in in 2006.

There are a variety of CPUs (Central Processing Units) made by AMD for socket 939 that can be matched with a variety of socket 939 motherboards made by several different motherboard manufacturers. The CPUs have different specifications, the most significant of which is processing speed - measured in Hz (Hertz). AMD CPUs manufactured for socket 939 boards have processing speeds between 1.8 and 3.0GHz.

  Socket 939 boards can accommodate dual core CPU's in many cases, subject to the limitations of the BIOS files that are installed. The most popular CPU's are the AMD Athlon 64 and Athlon 64x2, but there are a wide variety of configurations including Sempron and Opteron CPU's that may be used, once again subject to compatibility with the Motherboard BIOS files.
Despite the fact that it is not the latest available platform, it's advanced features and the variety of processors available, have ensured that Socket 939 remains popular with home PC builders and there remains a very active 'after-market' for Socket 939 motherboards, CPUs and associated parts due to users wanting to upgrade their existing set-up.

For more details on the types of processors that are compatible with socket 939, visit the AMD processor page.

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