It looks as if the AM3 2.6 Ghz Phenom II X4 810 (quad core) or the AM3 2.8 Ghz Phenom II X3 720 BE (tri core) would be the fastest choices on that support list.AM3 CPU's will work on AM2+ motherboards if the CPU is supported (usually with a BIOS update).I don't see where to get a BIOS update from this XFX site though (perhaps through support?).
If your looking specifically for the fastest quad core 95 watt TPD AM2 Phenom sold retail that would be the 2.3 Ghz Phenom X4 9650 but again the Phenom II series ones that I mentioned earlier are more powerful
The 720BE most likely has the jam to push either of the two cards listed in multi-card setups about as far as they will go at 16x10 and 19x12. It will also save you enough money to buy a really nice cooler...
With which you may crank that unlocked cpu multiplier (and IMC/NB)
Unfortunately I didn't see the 95 watt TDP Phenom II X4 945 on that compatibility list.
I was thinking about that one as well but since it wasn't on the list I intentionally omitted it because perhaps there is no update listed for it.
I've learnt over time that compatibility lists are more of a guide than a strict yes and no list, but I wouldn't want to spend £100 on a processor I couldn't use!
Maybe if I stick with the 2.6GHz, can a beast of a cooler and overclock up to 3.0GHz. I'm thinking about getting the Freezone Elite anyway and if you know about it, you'll know it could easily take that processer that high.
I have been looking up some information on the AMD 720BE X3 before coming back and posting here and I must agree with you guys.
All though I'd like to have a quad core.. I've seen some great results for this chip. PCWizKid has a video review on YouTube where using a V8 cooler had this chip running at 23C idle, 29-30C full load - very impressive.
I'm now looking at the AMD Phenom X3 Triple-Core 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz as my new processor because I was surprised to find the chip for only around 70-80GBP (110-130USD).
This gives me enough money left to get a Thermalright Ultra-120 and try to push at least to 3.0GHz.
Thanks all for your help!
I'll let you know when I've actually bought all this crap lol.