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I'm thinking of upgrading starting with a "AMD K8 SOCK939 AC97 4PATA 5PCI 6USB2 DDR400/333 FSB80 GA-K8VNXP-939 ATX" what do U think?

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You coulda just written the mobo and proc name which would make it easier to read.


As i dont have a basis of what you have already, and upgrading from, then all i can say is that socket 939 will give you an upgrade path in the future (= good) i dont know what speed your going for as you didn't say, but still you gout a future for the socket at least.


The board as far as i can tell is good, VIA K800 Pro chipset which is a solid performer, good at stock but dont try to overclock it, AC97 sound, SATA RAID inbuilt, duel bios (if i remember) ton of USB ports and 4 DIMM's (oh, also i think this one has a firewire port too)


Now, what the hell do you have now and what do you want out of your pc?!?! lol

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I dont know how much info U want but here is an earfull:

Operating System System Model

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N8X-X REV 2.xx

Processor a Main Circuit Board b

1.25 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP

128 kilobyte primary memory cache

256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N8X-X REV 2.xx

Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A7N8X-X ACPI BIOS Rev 1007 10/07/2003

Drives Memory Modules c,d

59.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

26.07 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A [CD-ROM drive]

ELBY DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]


3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]


ST340016A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 3HS5Z61P, rev 3.19, SMART Status: Healthy

WDC WD200BB-00AUA1 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA6Y3477633, rev 18.20D18, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory


Slot 'DDR1' has 512 MB

Slot 'DDR2' has 512 MB

Slot 'DDR3' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes



c: (on drive 0) 14.77 GB 3.99 GB free

d: (on drive 0) 5.23 GB 4.14 GB free

e: (on drive 1) 20.00 GB 12.35 GB free

f: (on drive 1) 19.99 GB 5.59 GB free

Network Drives

None detected

Users Printers

local user accounts last logon

Brian 25/09/2004 2:08:50 p.m. (admin)

local system accounts

Administrator 8/03/2004 8:37:06 p.m. (admin)

ASPNET never

GHOST_ONE 25/09/2004 2:09:37 p.m.

Guest 24/09/2004 8:16:51 p.m.

HelpAssistant never

SUPPORT_388945a0 never


DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account


Brother HL-10h on LPT1:

EFI PrintMe on www.printme.com

Fax via eFax 3.3 on Fax via eFax 3.3 Port

FaxTalk Communicator on TCIFAX:

HP DeskJet 640C/642C/648C on LPT1:

WinFax on FaxModem

WinFax (Photo Quality) on FaxModem (Photo Quality)

Controllers Display

Standard floppy disk controller

Primary IDE Channel [Controller]

Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X [Display adapter]

COMPAQ 171FS [Monitor] (14.9"vis, May 1995)

Default Monitor

Bus Adapters Multimedia

Virtual CloneDrive

NVIDIA PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller

Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Aureal Vortex 8830 Audio (WDM)

Aureal Vortex Game Port

MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device

NVIDIA® nForce Audio

NVIDIA® nForce Audio Codec Interface

Standard Game Port

Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

Communications Other Devices

Intel® 536EP Modem

NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter

RAS Async Adapter

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC CanoScan LiDE 30/N1240U

Logitech QuickCam Express #2

Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Scroll Mouse

Vortex Multifunction PCI Parent

USB Root Hub

USB Root Hub

USB Root Hub

Virus Protection

Just a quicklist care of 'Belarc'

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The above was not neccessary. When someone asks what your system is they want to know: motherboard, processor, ram (speed/size/brand), graphics card, operating system, and hard drive. If they need more they will ask for it. Try listing just those six items, what you want to do with your computer, and how much you want to spend. Then someone can help you.

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Hi, I don't know!! I'm just looking around and trying to make polite conversation ask a few questions and see what sort of responce I get. If it is too hard to sift through the info provided, OK . I have already given other details I don't want a definitive answer just a general look at the topic. Do U always have 2 dot the i's and x the t's?

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LOL the info was funny, first time seeing it since i was a member here at occ. and ummm yea the 939 is beautiful, with a good mobo like the Neo2 Plat by MSI, youll see a great speed, and wit dual channel ram like the OCZ or Corsair, youll see a great change of speed.

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I hope so. I just dont want 2 leep in without doing some homework. Also I want to be able 2 upgrade the cpu as time go by, so I want a Mobo that will take it. I know one needs a 'cristal ball' 2 b 100% sure, but in the end u have 2 leep in. I just want 2 check the water first.

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if you get that motherboard you will need a new cpu right away to be able to use it. your current cpu will not fit in the socket of the new motherboard. I just wanted to make sure that you knew that. You might need to get new ram too and a new PSU maybe.

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