Thank you so much for your reply, I appreciate it =)
I found another motherbord that is AM+3. I'm awfully confused by reviews on NewEgg. They give me a lot of mixed feelings, because there are a lot of people who simply have no cons and others who have them burn out after three days already. The motherboard I found isn't exactly the same as theirs, but it's the same type:http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM ... ifications
ASUS M5A78L http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131728
<-- The NewEgg link. This is the microversion or something...http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Mo ... ket+AM3%2B
- Alternate link, where I'm ordering from
I selected this one because it also goes up to 16GB, where as my old selection went up to 8GB only. If we're looking at mobo's to upgrade, I might as well take that variable along.
I'm going with AMD because I've had good experiences with them, and they offer a lot of power for not that much money, compared to Intel. At least, where I'm ordering from, Intel is often quite a bit more expensive for not much gain.
My HDD is still doing fine. It's got 80% of it's capacity still never used, so I'm not looking at replacing that at all.
I'm not sure about my PSU nearing failure, as I can't tell the signs. It's an Antecc Earthwatt (funny you should mention that) of the EA 650 series (650W). Here are some pictures of the stickers.http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/l1010976.jpg/http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/l1010981.jpg/
Might have to click for bigger size.
Any advice on that board?
edit: i noticed that the board " Supports CPU up to 95 W". I looked up my CPU and it says " Thermal Design power 140W". On the AMD website the NON-Black Edition says 120W. So is my mobo not capable of supporting the CPU? I thought AM3+ sockets always supported any AM3 CPU.http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/ ... rison.aspx