hope I could get a quick answer to this question. I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939 motherboard with a Athlon 64 3000+. My question is what's the maximum cpu this board can handle? Any help is appreciated....thanks!
best bet is to check the manufacturers website (quick google) and read it
but my guess is if it supports a A64 and is socket 939. it'll support all 939 chips, being either A64, X2, FX or Opteron. it may need a bios update to see them, but should have no problems with the actual chips
i'm not the saviest computer person but i'm guessing that since i haven't flashed the bios that would be a definite need-to before getting a new cpu??
oh, and what would be the better series to choose from? I play some computer games. Mostly use the computer for internet browsing, office apps.... and again gaming (Source, BF2, CoD 1 & 2)
You would need to flash your bios before getting a new processor, especially a dual core. You're probably fine for at least another year or so with the 3000+. A dual core would give you better results for multi-tasking.