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What is the difference between types of sockets? This is the mobo I would like to get but it has an AM2 socket. Is this compatable with my pc hardware?

My system:

amd athalon 64 +4000 2.5ghz
2 gigs ddr pc 3200 ram
164 gig Model: HDS72251 6VLSA80 SCSI Disk Device
80 gig Model: ST380817 AS SCSI Disk Device
nec dvd dual layer rw
nec dvd dual layer rw
Enermax 12v 460w power supply
(crappy)ati 9550s 128mb video card
abit av8 agp8x mobo
and a full tower alienware case

The mobo I would like to get:

Model GA-M59SLI-S5
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type Socket AM2
CPU Type Athlon 64 X2/Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64
FSB 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)
North Bridge NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP
Number of DDR2 Slots 4 x 240pin
DDR2 Standard DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes
Expansion Slots
AGP Slots None
PCI Express x16 2
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 2
Other Slots 1 x PCI-E x8 slot
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 up to 2 Devices
SATA 3Gb/s 8
SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5
Additional RAID Controller GIGABYTE SATA2 controller
Onboard Video
Onboard Video No
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC888DD
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Marvell 88E1116
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 4 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out 1x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 6x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 2x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin
Package Contents GA-M59SLI-S5
User Manual
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
FDD Cable
4 x SATA Cable
eSATA Cable
Power Cable
SLI Bridge
SLI Retention Bracket
SATA Extension Module

I have decided to go with Gigabyte, If I get this will it work with my current hardware?
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Most likely the motherboard you have currently is a 939 socket, but we would need you to provide us with the model # for your current motherboard to be certain. You can find the model number if you take off the side panel on your computer and look for it on the motherboard. The model number will be written in white and will have a dash '-' somewhere in it.

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Your RAM and CPU wont work the socket type need for the CPU is 939 and the ram is DDR and AM2 uses DDR2.
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