Currently I have a ROG ASUS Crosshair II Formula motherboard with AMD Phenom II x4 940 CPU and 4x1GB DDR2 ram.
I just purchased 2x4GB DDR3 memory by mistake that will not work on this MBD.
Is there a MBD that can take the above Phenom CPU and DDR3 memory vailable?
I use my system for gaming mostly.
Any guidance would be appreciated.
The C2-stepping AMD Phenom II x4 940/920 do not have DDR3 capability, however, all other Phenom II Denebs have DDR2/DDR3 capability.
You just missed the 965 Black Edition Deneb for $85 (it's back to $100, now) which would likely clock nicely in your Crosshair II, well beyond the 940BE. It will move (when you are ready) to any AM3+ motherboard with your DDR3.
If you snagged the DDR3 at a decent price, the 965BE would be your least-expensive option for a nice boost in performance while further extending the life of your current platform (which is still quite stout depending upon your video)
I must admit that I am on limited income so I would like to keep the cost of MBD and CPU below $200 if at all possible. I just upgraded the Crosshair II BIOS to allow AM3 compatibility as far as CPU is concerned but that does not solve the DDR3 issue. Any suggestion on a good economy option would be appreciated.