MSI K8T Neo2 F vs. MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR

Hi there !
I have an amd Athlon XP 3200+ overheating problem, and contacted the technical support of the shop where the processor and CPU was coming from.
Since they do not have any XP 3200+ to replace mine, they propose me to replace fro free :
- the XP 3200+ by an AMD Athlon 64 3200+
- my actual MSI K7N2 delta ILSR by an MSI K8T Neo2 F
... and this for free.
Since I do not know this new motherboard that has been proposed, I'd like to have advice on if this is a good deal ?!?
My actual system has :
- an Aluminium case with 2x 12cm FAN's
- 2 IDE hard drives
- 1 SATA hard drive
- TWINX Corsair XMS 2x256MB PC 3200L (Extreme low latency)
- an AGP 8x video card
- An Antec True Power 480W.
will the new motherboard fit with this configuration?
Many thanks for your input !

Not really, unless you really want to oc your cpu. The K8T boards aren't that good in OC-ing. But still, some is possible and you'll be sure that the board is as steady as a rock.
For a moment I thought you were talking about a Neo board ... but I just saw it's a Neo2. That means Socket 939 -> dual channel RAM.
The only risk you have now, is that your RAM won't work in dual channel with the CPU. But that's not really a board-problem, more a CPU/RAM-controller related problem. But then, it's still a great offer and chances are good that it will work. If you run into any trouble, RAM-related, just flash bios to version 1.9 and you will probably be just fine.

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