know an answer for this. [I'm currently running this item (AMD FX (tm) - 8320 Eight Core Processor) I'd like to upgrade to the new current Processor [ AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X Processor Discrete graphics card required CPU Cores/Processing Threads: 8/16 Max Boost/Base Clock: 4.3/3.7GHz Thermal Solution: Wraith Prism w/RGB LED Default TDP/TDP: 105W ] I don't need to upgrade the motherboard do I?
YES you do!
FX-8xxx used the AM3+ socket, Ryzen uses the AM4 socket.
You should also use the 400 series motherboards with the 2nd gen Ryzen processors.