I will list my specs first so you can maybe get a better understanding of what i am going to ask.
Foxconn A78AX-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD985ZXAJ4BGH - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
Thermaltake Element V Black Edition Steel Full Tower Computer Case Colorshift Fans VL200K1W2Z
CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler--2 fans push pull setup
500gb WD Hdd
950 Watt Psu cool max
Case has great air flow
Gtx 465 1gb
My question here is i play games like battle field bad company 2, far cry 2, metro 2033, and such. All that i want to know is is it worth going from the 9850 to the 940.. all that i know is from what i have read on here that the 940 is easily overclocked to 3.7 Ghz. where the 9850 is a nightmare to overclock. And will 8gb of ram instead of four make a big difference and will the 940 make a big difference in games? Also is this a good mobo as i said i cannot afford to go to ddr3 since i have 4gb allready
If you are playing at 1440x900 or above, with or without AA/AF, etc., the cpu is not even nearly as important as your video card, assuming you have 'enough' cpu, which, IMO....you don't. Most modern games will be CPU limited with your setup..
Once at 1920x1200 or above, the video card is ~90% of your performance....
Adding another .5 GHz to CPU clock speed along with additional cache and a more efficient architecture will likely net you a pretty big performance gain in a lot of modern games.....
Fixed that for you as best I could
Joking aside, I might agree with most of your original statement if he had a GTX260/radeon 5770 and below. But he doesn't.