I am going to be upgrading my Athlon Dual Core 3.0 ghz to a Phenom X6. I just have one concern at the moment. My motherboard has a list of processors that it supports. And under the list, there are only three Phenom X6 models. Here's the link if you want to see yourself.
The Phenom X6 I have my eye on has a different model number than three in the list. Should I be fine though? I have enough power supply, and the one I want fits an AM3. (Which as you can see is what my motherboard fits). Also, the Phenom is only 2.7 ghz, wouldn't this be slower than my Athlon that is 3.0 ghz?
The boards watts max at 95 - you'll probably have to get a board with support for 125W CPUs. And no, clockspeed doesn't matter anymore - all about architecture, and the Phenom has a much better architecture, so don't worry about 2.7GHz vs. 3.0GHz - it'll perform better and you can overclock it anyway.
You should notice all 3 of those phenom x6's are 95w models so if the one you have your eye on, you didnt link it btw, has a part number that ends in BOX then google the part number to see what processor comes in the box kit. Otherwise then its a no-go.
The processor part number is the one you need to match up with your supported cpu list that you did link. Not the Box kit. I hope this is clear because I have the flu and am a lil out of it.
Oh and lastly , if you only game then a phenom2 x4 would probably be enough cpu. only a few games can use the extra cores of the x6.