I'm getting ready to upgrade my PC, but I don't have the money to upgrade the entire system. However, I think I'm in a position that will allow me to upgrade the CPU and upgrade the rest later.
- Gigabyte AM2/AM2+ (AM3 supported) motherboard*
- 4GB (4x1) PC6400 RAM DDR2
- Athlon x2 2.4ghz
- EVGA 9800GTX+
My motherboard, with BIOS updates, will support (at maximum) this CPU: AM3 Phenom x4 945 3.0 GHz. However, it will downgrade the HT to AM2 levels, but the clock speeds and everything else will remain the same. I'd prefer, however, to upgrade to the 955 black edition, but my board does not support it.
I figure that this will allow me to upgrade my motherboard/RAM later on to utilize DDR3 RAM and more of it, since AM3 is the latest socket.
My question is: is this worth it? Or does anyone have any advice/links/articles about a similar upgrade?
Edit: This is for a gaming machine