As long as your mobo can handle the x6 it'll work on linux
What kind of mobo have ya got?
Really?,.....i hope the ubuntu will support the latest processor......but i think this time they are on the beta,.even im on the side of linux and bsd,.im still waiting the ubuntu to create the full compatible of the latest processor 6core!!!
MObo: asrock 890fx deluxed> (says on the motherboard am3 sixcore ready)(http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Motherboards/AMDAM3AMDChipsetMotherboards/Asrock/890FXDELUXE3.html)
CPU: AMD phenom II x6 1066T 2.8ghz
GPU: Sapphire ATI 5570 vapor
12GB ddr3 1066(pc8500)