I am interested in upgrading my desktop computer which current uses an ASUS M4A785-M and Phenom X2 B55 unlocked to an x4. I can stick with the processor for a while since but I would like a new motherboard, since it's what is really limiting my system right now.
The primary purpose of this computer is gaming and work with digital art and I need a lot of RAM for the latter.
Basically, here are my requirements.
-Ability to unlock cores so I can continue to use my X2 as an X4
-RAM must be DDR3
-Preferably 2 PCIe x16 slots
-Ideally around the 100$ range, 150 tops.
What I am mostly concerned with is the ability of these motherboards to unlock the dormant cores on my X2 since I really want to be able to keep using it as a quad core. Would any of you have suggestions?