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Old September 28, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Well if there was ever a company trying to keep dead technology alive, it would be ASRock. Sources at OCWorkbench claim that ASRock is looking to keep the heart of Socket 939 - replaced by AM2 in 2006 - still beating with a new motherboard based on the 785G chipset.The 939A785GMH128M retains some of the features of the 785G chipset, such as integra... [ Read full article ]
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Old September 28, 2009, 12:14 PM
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I think ASRock is run by chipmunks.
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If it is cheap I might try one out, slap a 3800x2 and ddr-500 2x1G redlines I have sitting around and I am set for another HTPC in the bedroom.
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Old September 28, 2009, 01:46 PM
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whoo hoo, ill dig my 939 gear out of the dump lol. Should be pretty deep by now..
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Asrock kept socket 478 for a long time and I know many people were happy about that!
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Isn't ASRock part of ASUS? Nice to see that they're still keeping old technology alive. Now people who's running are completely satisfied with their Socket 939 system, but had the mobo die can save a bit of money by just switching out the motherboard instead of buying everything new.
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My game server/HTPC is running a 939 FX-60 dual core. This would be a much better motherboard then the NF4 Ultra I am using.
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I got plenty S939 chips here laying around from various (now)dead computers, would love to get some use out of them, as long as the MB is cheap! Think about it, nice, cheap(only the cost of the MB) game servers, htpc's, spare pc, etc, etc.

IMO, priced correctly, this is a brilliant(recycling) idea!
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I agree, this could be very useful. Would probably even do my mom's PC some wonders compared to the crappy MSI board with nForce 410 + GeForce 6100 chipset w/ HD3450.

Though at the same time, unless this board is like $50, probably be better off just moving to AM2+.

Still a great idea though and I must say, I like how innovative ASRock can be. Their AGP + PCI-E 939 boards back in the day were great too. They even had a slot to plug in AM2 CPUs with a riser card of sorts.

And I don't believe ASRock is part of ASUS anymore, they originally were but I believe ASUS dropped them.
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I fail to see the point of legacy support like this. It cant be anything but a money hole, and its not going to improve their reputation. If you want an AMD system its much easier to get a AM2+ system which will have significantly better support.
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