|AM3 CPU's are fully backwards compatible with AM2+ sockets and even some AM2 sockets, but the Foxconn motherboard you are looking at isn't. Plus even if it was you would be throwing a big performance hit to the AM3 CPU considering AM2 CPU's are only Hypertransport 2.0 captible while AM2+ and AM3 sockets are Hypertransport 3.0 compatible.|
If you are on a budget this AM2+ 780G socket chipset that supports AM3+ CPU's like this one below for example for $56.98 would be the best option.
ECS A780GM-M3 Socket AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G mATX Motherboard w/ ATi Radeon HD3200 DVI-D Video, 5.1ch Audio, and Gigabit Lan
You don't need 8gb of ram, unless you run a system in which those programs require a lot of memory usage like 3D Video editing or using your pc as an home server for example. 4gb of ram would be good enough for the vast majority of computing needs right now and for a while to come even with gaming. So if you already have 2gb of ram just go buy another 2gb of ram and you should be set for a while.
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