I have an hp desktop with an Athlon 64 x2 4800+ and have been nosing around at cpu upgrades and was just wondering if someone could tell me if it would really make a difference to upgrade.
Using cpuz i was able to find out that i have the 65nm brisbane.
The only info i get about the motherboard is that it is made by ECS and the model is NETTLE (socket AM2 940).
I found this
and from what i can tell it seems like it would just be a matter of throwing it in and go... everything should just work.
Could someone let me know if that is the right one for the job and would i need a better cooling solution and/or power supply? I believe I have a generic 300w power supply. Also what kind of performance jump do you think going from a 4800 to a 6000 would have? The main attraction here would be for gaming so any advice would be great.