Itll work fine. You wont lose as much performance with this mobo as you will with your 939, and even that wont bring a 8800 down, unless its crsis, which brings everything down or flight sim, which needs a kick cpu
That Opteron 185 will overclock quite nicely.Get some good after market cooling and start oc'ing to your hearts content.With a stock speed of 2.6ghz,you should be able to hit 2.8-2.9ghz fairly easily.Goodluck.
M2N32-SLI DELUXE WE
X2 5600+ STOCK (2.8GHZ)
2X1GIG DDR2 800 IN DC MODE
TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
EVGA 7950 GX2 550/1400
SMILIDON RAIDMAX GAMING CASE
ACER 22IN WS LCD 1680X1050
250GIG HD/320GIG HD
G5 GAMING MOUSE
LOGITECH Z-5500 5.1 SURROUND SYSTEM
500WATS CONTINUOUS,1000 PEAK
WIN XP MCE SP2
The manual actually adds the X1600, X1800 and X1900 to the list.
So, I swapped PCs with my son and will go with a P4 630 on an ASUS X200 based ATI board. That way I can get an X3870 next Monday.
When AMD releases their hybrid Crossfire DX10 board in January, I'm going to build a new system with a 2.2 Phenom anyways. I'm also ordering a new powersupply from Newegg (a Corsair 450 with 33 amps on the 12 volt rail), as the ones in both PCs are Cooler Master 450's with only 22 amps.
Is the 405 chipset the only example of a chipset that won't take the other company's cards? All the other Nvidia and all the ATI chipsets can get along with any card that matches the slot.
Good luck with your upgrade, I'll be CPU bottlenecked on Hellgate London, though it probably won't affect The Witcher, which are the two games I'm really looking forward to playing over the holidays.