My friend is looking to upgrade his old Phenom X3 processor to get some more FPS in various CPU intensive games. He has an ASUS M5A78-M motherboard.
Changing the motherboard is not an option, so it has to be an AM3+ processor that doesn't cost over 150 euros. I ended up with FX-6850, because it has nice performance and only costs about 120 euros here.
The problem is that the motherboard CPU support list only mentions FX-6300, but says nothing about FX-6350 which is a bit more powerful CPU. Will 6350 work with the motherboard or should I play safe and just buy the 6300? If I end up with the 6300, could it be overclocked to 3,9 GHz from the stock 3.5GHz with that cheap mobo?