Hello, hope this is the right forum to ask.
I currently have a MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 motherboard and I bought it not too long ago in a package deal with a Athlon 7850 Black that i've managed to overclock to 3ghz. (I tried 3.2 and it just wouldn't work, it's actually at 3.1 right now but even with that i'm having problems when i push it hard)
What i'm looking at is my possibilities for an upgrade.
I found a review that said compatible CPU's are
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X4
Athlon II X4
Phenom II X2
Athlon II X2
Athlon II X3
Now if i'm right the Phenom II X4 would be the best out of the list to choose.
I'm looking at this chip
It's a AMD Phenom II X4 960 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 95W OEM
Now would this chip go in? If I understand the internet correctly, it says that an AM3 will fit into the AM2+ slot I have on my MB correct?
Now because the AM3 has the DDR3 SDRAM controllers on it, does it not also mean I could install some DDR3 ram with it as well? or does DDR3 ram have a completely different slot setup? I've never actually seen a DDR3 slot on a MB, havent looked hard I guess.
I would just like to be able to upgrade this MB as much as I can before having to shell out more money for another MB, and a quad core 3ghz (probably could get it to what, 3.2? 3.5?) and if I could get 8GB of DDR3 in there, that would be great.