I am going to purhcase an AM2/AMD Athlon x2 5200 cpu and need a motherboard to go with it. I want the motherboard to support the current AM3 chips for when I decide to go that route in the future. I see that on newegg they specify if a board is AM2/AM2+/AM3, but tigerdirect.com only specifies one of the three for each board. Please help. THanks.
Just looking for the cheapest possible solution for office use. And I want something that can withstand upgrades for the next decade. I know an AM3 system will serve that purpose starting out with an Athlon II X2 now and upgrading all the way to a Thuban maybe 10 years down the road. Just wanted to see how far I could stretch it. I have seen so many boards specify they are all of the above (AM2/AM2+/AM3). I figured I could get one of the those boards and get the cheapest possible AM2 chip to use for now.
$45 for a 500?? That's a major ripoff dude.
Is the whole reason your going for this AM2/AM2+ cpu + mobo so you can use your old DDR2 ram?
I guess I'm not really understanding why your going that route. Even if the ram is the reason, you can pick up something newer and faster and more efficient for same or less money.