Originally Posted by garygchouvln
I mean, how many times has AMD changed sockets for its athlon64 line in the past 2 years? ...754, 939, am2, can't even remember .. and then throw in some chipset changes ...
Actually, Intel has been MUCH worse in this regard. AMD has introduced too many sockets lately, but they have been supporting older sockets for quite a while after the newer ones came out. The PCI Express and DDR2 updates killed me.
My last Sager machine was supposed to be upgradable, but upgrading a video card meant replacing the motherboard too, so the whole thing ended up costing $1200 if you don't give them your old video card. I've given up on the thinking these things can be upgraded... so I just get the max config and upgrade in 2 years. There's nothing more frustrating than having a huge beast of a laptop when there's little notepad sized machines that can blow it away.