Reply 40 of 42, by kolderman
Anders- wrote on 2021-10-13, 21:10:
One more important point, it was around that time the floppy port disappeared from the mainboards! My amd64x2 (socket 939), came […]kolderman wrote on 2021-10-13, 19:21:
I remember the Athlonx 64 X2 peaked around the mid-late 2000s, because upgrading meant going from socket-939 (AGP,DDR,IDE,WinXP) to the AM-socket platform (DD2/3, PCIe,SATA,Vista) meaning you needed to upgrade EVERYTHING. It was the last hurrah of 90s era tech and a lot of people wanted to keep that platform running as long as possible, and the Athlonx 64 X2 meant not only could you upgrade to a high clocked CPU, but often it meant upgrading from single to dual core for owners of the earlier single-core Athlon64s, which made a tremendous difference. Was probably the best CPU upgrade in history and no wonder prices went through the roof.
One more important point, it was around that time the floppy port disappeared from the mainboards!
My amd64x2 (socket 939), came with floppy controller, ddr2, sata and pcie+pci 😀
Edit: I realize there's a bit of contradiction there, will have to doublecheck next time I got the case open.
Pretty sure I've seen both "939" printed on the socket as well as buying 4x1G ddr2 back in the day...
There was a lot of weird stuff around this era, like boards with both AGP and PCIe, possibly DDR1/2, but I have mainly seen DDR2/3 on latter gen boards like s775.