you may also be disappointed to find out that your am2 cpu may be faster than the new one you just bought.
Nah, I had a real crappy one before. 2 years ago I bought a gaming laptop so i didnt look after my pc.
But, this processor isnt that slow is it? I know it doesnt have 6 real cores ( as it states 6-core) but its 3.3 GHz and unlocked so I just have to buy a decent cooler and i can overclock it right? Anyway your point is that i should have bought a fast am2 processor i guess? So i didnt have to buy a new MB anyway. Well thats true and I am somewhat disapointed :P