First upgrade, what's compatible?
Alright, probably about 4 years ago now I built my first computer with great success. Since then I haven't really kept up with what's what, but I do know I need to go with a multi-core processor and an upgrade to my mobo and ram for compatibility. Here's my current hardware specs:
motherboard - ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD (socket 939)
cpu - AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4Ghz
ram - OCZ Perforcmance 2GB (2x1GB) 184-pin DDR SDRAM
video card - Galaxy 9600GT
hard drive - Western Digital Caviar RE 160GB Sata 3gb
cpu cooler - Rosewill RCX-Z940-SL 92mm 2 Ball
Now, I believe my bottleneck right now is my processor, but I want to make sure in upgrading my processor, mobo, and ram, they will be compatible with the rest of my current hardware as I don't have the money right now to build a completely new comp. I was looking at these three upgrades here:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Since I'm new here, I didn't link any of these to the site I shop from cause I'm not sure if it was allowed on the boards, but if it would help just let me know. From what I can tell, everything here seems it would be compatible, but I would appreciate some feedback to make sure. Also, would I need to get a new cpu cooler or is it possible to remove the adhesive and apply it to the new processor? Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me out here.