well if u want to get a board that allows ddr3 then u are most likely going to have to change your cpu as well... as far as i know most ddr3 boards are set up for AM3 sockets and im not sure if they are backward compatible. I would just get some DDR2 ram with good timings and u should be fine.
actually i just looked at your proc and it is an AM3 cpu so you would be ok with getting a new board if u are really wanting ddr3. but you will be looking at spending at least $300 if you are wanting a decent upgrade versus $50 for some quick ddr2 ram for the motherboard u already have...just depends on how fat your wallet is i guess
Thanks for the help!
Yes, even I would like to go for an AM3 motherboard, but those boards are all $300 onwards. I cannot spend that much on the board. If there are some economical AM3 boards available, please guide me.
I also have a doubt about my current board : The Asus Asus M3A78 board has two variants, M3A78-T and M3A78-EM. There's a big price difference between the two but not much difference in the features. Are they inter-changeable?