MOBO-EVGA 590 SLI AMD LINK
CPU-AMD Athlon 5600+ x2
I want to upgrade my CPU for a quick cheap jump in frames on some of the newer games I have been playing. I've noticed my CPU being at 100% both cores while my GPU is at 70% or so. Most so on BF3, I play it now with everything on low and resolution of 1680x1050 and I can hold (depending on map) 50 frames, some maps 30. Never really goes below that and its usually pretty steady frames maybe going up or down by 5.
I have been looking at this CPU LINK
I don't have a whole lot of options and "thinking" this is my best bet.
I've done some research and have read that AM3 is backwards compatible with AM2/AM2+ Sockets, but not 100% Sure so can anyone comfirm?