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Will I be OK with a 6 phase VRM board?

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Getting a Phenom 955 Black. I like this MSI 870 board as it fits my budget.

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You'll be Ok but 8+2 power phase boards over clock better. With a 955 they do not get 4.6GHz. Impossible.955 C3's get 4-4.1GHz stable. That's it. I think you may have looked at an Intel I7 950 perhaps? Or 965 extreme?
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You'll be fine, so long as you don't clock it.
Buy 2 packs of these mosfet heatsinks and stick them to the mosfets if you want to do any significant overclocks. That should let you put 400-500Mhz on. If your chip will go further (and most will) I'd strongly suggest a board with more (or better built) phases and mosfet cooling.
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