Cool.. I just wanted to make sure your AM2/3 board supported quad, which it does.
16gb of DDR2 xxx? speed? That's alot of ram to dump for DDR3. Ofcourse DDR3 is going to be faster, but what are your system specs for everything else? What do you do on the PC. Game, or do you like to have 50 IExplorer windows open, movies/decoding, or music.
Where would the bottleneck be is what I'm trying to determine for you. 16gb of DDR3 is pretty pricey considering your motherboard
yeah its about £400 of ram which i wouldnt like to dump if i didnt have to. Priced in ddr3 would be well over my budget so it seems like an AM2+ is the best. Mostly gaming but also ripping and quite a bit of rendering where it generally comes into play. I didnt used to have bottleneck problems on my 6400+ quad which was clocked about 3.6 dual but i know quad is layered rather than parallel cores.