Installing an AMD Socket AM3 processor into a motherboard is not a difficult task, but if you've never done it before some friendly guidance is usually a good idea.
To help novice computer users who aren't entirely confident they can install an AMD CPU into a fresh motherboard, or upgrade an older socket AM3 processor, PCSTATS put together this illustrated Beginners Guide. If you are planning on building a AMD based computer anytime soon, bookmark this aritcle for future reference.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips