A mate of mine has an older AM2 board m2n SLI Deluxe and wants a faster processor and upgraded graphics for games.
Now I know the board supports most of the existing AMD processors but how much will a faster processor be held back by the slower HT link of his chipset?
Should I advise a switch to an AM3 board and processor.
Yes. Money is tight
Phenom I's are officially supported
though ive looked it up and the phenom II x4 940 BE works in the board (though, i don't think that it will OC well from what ive read)
also, i have lost the link since i sold that computer to a friend
i suggest the board i have M4A78-E, it works with the new Phenom II (AM3 or AM2+) and uses DDR2 memory so he wouldnt have to buy new memory for an AM3 board (uses DDR3), as a plus, if you need to upgrade the bios, you can use the cpu from M2N SLI Deluxe