Double Checking AM2 socket Phenom x4 to Phenom II x4 upgrade

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Hi,

I currently have a Phenom x4 AM2 socket, and was just wondering if you think upgrading the chip to a quad core Phenom II would make sense, or if an AM3 chip would be useful, or if there is some other obvious thing I should do before upgrading the chip. Here are the specs:

Computer Profile Summary
Operating System new – server roles System Model
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)


Gateway DX4300
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor:

2.40 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core
512 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
2048 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Board: Gateway RS780
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-B1 03/06/2010

6656 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number 1A558D79)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB (serial number 19558D79)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number 4E558D79)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 2048 MB (serial number 4F558D79)
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  1. Problem could be BIOS support and the 95watt TDP limit http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006272R/4006272Rsp2.shtml
  2. Wow, thanks for catching that, would have been bad. I always miss the obvious places to look it seems. . .
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