Motherboard Speed

So I have this motherboard in my computer

It has a athlon 64 3800 cpu right now. The motherboard has a speed of 2000 MT/s HyperTransport.

I was going to put a 2.8 Ghz athlon 64 x2 in there because foxconn says it is compatible.

Someone told me that putting that dual core cpu in that motherboard wont work, because the 2.8Ghz is to fast for the 2000 MT/s HyperTransport foxconn motherboard and I need to upgrade to the motherboards with the 5200 MT/s.

is this true.

The computer is used for light gaming and office work.

I have 2GB of ram and a 9600GT in there.

Thanks for your time.
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  1. If it is supported by the motherboard (as it states it is on the website) and BIOS, it will work!
  2. So the speed listed below of the processor has nothing to with bottlenecking the speed of the CPU?(sorry for the newbie question, Im learning)

    I wouldn't benefit as far as speed by upgrading motherboard to one with 5200 MT/s?

    Thanks for your help
  3. It won't be a bottleneck or anything that will have a major effect.

    Yes, it would be better to have a motherboard supporting 5200 MT/s but not a make or break it deal :)
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