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I have a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black edition processor. It runs at 3.2 so I dont want to change it. Plus it overclocks pretty well with the cooler master Gemini 2 heatsink which i have installed. The problem is I want to upgrade my motherboard which has 4 GB of DDR2 memory to use DDR3 ram. I might even consider changing my graphics card (XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB XXX Edition). Is there any motherboard with DDR3 and a AM2 socket support?
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Hi.

The K8 line don't support DDR3 memory, so, the AM2 option with DDR3 doesn't exist.
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Newer processors even at the same speed will be much faster. Just upgraded from an A64 X2 6000+ (3.0Ghz) to an FX-4100 (OC'd to 4.7), and the difference is night and day in the programs I use. (Gaming, firefox/opera with loads of tabs java and flash going, Minecraft, Etc...) Granted, my cpu was totally bottlenecking my GTX470 in games.

At the ~120$ price range on CPU's the X4 955 Black Edition is a good buy. It should OC to 4Ghz with a good heatsink.

The FX-4100 isnt a terrible buy, and it will OC to around 4.5-4.6 almost guaranteed with a decent 120mm tower style heatsink.

Now please note that the 955BE @ 4Ghz will probably be about the same speed as the FX-4100 @ 4.6Ghz (955 may actually be a bit faster in some things)

With either chip you can use something like the ASRock 970 Extreme3 or Extreme 4.
The Extreme 3 is ~85 usd and is good if you are going to stick with single GFX cards (it will do a basic XFire setup though, no SLI).
The Extreme 4 is ~110 usd and has better XFire support, and will even support SLI
Both boards will support any AM3/AM3+ chip including future Buldozer V2 chips(if you want to use the revised chips when they come out)
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