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Your CPU is fine. Just look at my sigrig. All stock and running ultra at 40FPS. Just get a new graphics card and you should be fine for awhile for BF3. Unless you want HIGH FPS like 60+, Then of course a upgrade is needed.
    
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Considering that the Core2Duo series is roughly equal, clock for clock, to Phenom II, I would agree that you really don't need a CPU upgrade at this time, however, OCing to ~3GHZ or better would be ideal to tide you over awhile. There are plenty of people playing modern games on stock clocked Phenom IIs in the 3GHZ arena and doing alright. You should be fine as well.

My biggest concern is going to be whether you will have problems with the GPU upgrade. As long as the X16 slot on your mobo is version 1.1 you should be fine with just about any card, some cards do not like 1.0 slots and won't work. As others have suggested, the GTX460 is probably the sweet spot for your system as an upgrade path on the GPU side of things.
     
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