I'm looking to upgrade my Athlon 64 X2 4450E (2.3 GHz) CPU. It's on an M2N-VM HDMI (NVIDIA nForce 630a) GEIA17 motherboard.
I use my system for office, multimedia and moderate gaming. I'd like to upgrade my CPU as far as possible. However, I read in the TH buyer's guide that the AM2 socket is "obsolete" so I'm a bit hesitant. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Pleasure :-) If you can hold off and step up to i3 (or better still, i5), that would be a better purchase. If you're not overclocking, doesn't really matter which i3 or i5 (though avoid the S and T models, they're geared more towards energy efficiency than performance).