What processor to choose?

Hello,
i have a hp pavillion a6650f and i have 8 gb ddr2 ram and upgraded my video card to nvidia gtx 560 i also added a 600w power supply. i would like to upgrade my processor to something more powerful then the 2.2ghz thats in it from factory. i was wondering what would be a good processor to add and if i would have to buy a new motherboard to go with it. the factory motherboard is a m2n68-la.
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  1. my video card is a nvidia geforce 520 gt**
  2. you need to find out what the mobo can accept. However the 520GT is not a good card, its very very low end for gaming, if thats your purpose.
  3. my purpose is gaming and i found that out recently. I am willing to upgrade it as well and i was looking into the gtx 560 for the video card. As far as the mobo goes i am trying to find reliable sources as to what it can handel and i am having a hard time.
  4. Phenom with Quad Core (Agena) technology (AM2+) up to 9600 (up to 95 watt)
    Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology X2 up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
    Athlon 64 less than 4000+
    Sempron less than 3800+

    these are the processors that the hp site says it can support but i dont know much about them and i am assuming that they are not gaming ones
  5. no such thing as a gaming processor.

    phenom would be best bet, but they are previous to the previous generation.

    What is your budget?
  6. 250 after tax preferably for the processor assuming i dont need a motherboard
  7. I3 2100 , 8G DDR3, 1155 MB , under $200. See popatim post under 775 yeay or nay.
    IS 600w spu 20+4 pin?
  8. Sandy Bridge Pentium and above.
  9. what megaman said would be better than a risky upgrade to a poor processor
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