Hmmm could change both the motherboard and cpu hmm ill think on that thanks
Now ill just have to figure out what to get heh
You got new DDR2 RAMs. If you buy a new motherboard, you want to re-use your new RAM, right? If yes, you have to buy just another AM2/AM2+/AM3 motherboard. So do not be in a hurry...
The only reason you would like to buy a new AM2/AM2+/AM3 motherboard is if your current motherboard has a low TDP that can not handle the high end Phenom 2 cards? Do you know the TDP of your motherboard? ( I can not see it in the AsRock website - http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=ALiveNF6G-V... ).
I might just buy an upgrade to my cpu then save for a new motherboard/cpu/ram
From that list im guessing an Opteron or one of the high end athlon 64x my current one is a 4200+ so i am guessing a 6000+ But i am worried about the power supply.
Will adding a more powerful cpu draw more than my psu can provide? My psu is a 650w
The 650w PSU is more than enough. But I am reluctant to agree on the 6000+ because it might not be portable to any future build you want to make. Might as well investigate further if PHenom II can be accomodated by your current motherboard.
The site you posted do not show AM3 but it does say that 125w CPU's are supported so your motherboard's TPD is 125w at least. So that is a good start as it will be enough for even the top PII.
Now, we consider AM3 in the first place, because on another page it does say your motherboard supports so it is a matter of whether a BIOS has been released for AM3 support. I am quite in a hurry so can not search for it for now... Try to check it out also...
I would personally pick up a decent AM2+ board such as one based off the 785G chipset, they're realitively cheap and will support new AM3 processors. This way you can get a good new cpu and still use your current ram.