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The M5A will not run the 955 properly or reliably due to 3+1 power phase. You may lose performance due to throttling if you choose that board.
See if you can get an MATX motherboard with QUALITY 4+1 power phase and ensure there is cooling on it if you plan to overclock or use aftermarket CPU cooler.
I see that now...sorry about that. Thought it was 125w. Disregard.

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I see that now...sorry about that. Thought it was 125w. Disregard.

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I'll never find a mobo

Ooh maybe this? Or this?
Edited by thatleftnut - 8/15/11 at 10:49pm
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I'll never find a mobo

Ooh maybe this? Or this?
Oh, the irony
The Gigabyte 760G board is a common low end suggestion and it uses a 4+1 phase that, while lower quality than other 4+1 Gigabyte boards, uses the same high quality transistors as on other Gigabyte boards.

The 970A-G45 I can't recommend. It uses a low end 4+1 setup with the same transistors as on the 870A or 770 boards that, heatsinked or not, were known for failures. It is also not at the best price point for a 970 chipset board. There are other boards that will give you a better deal. You can buy the ASUS M5A97 on Superbiiz (quality cooled 4+2 phase), using code DEALMONGO for $15 off so $90 shipped. That with the 955 on Newegg makes for an excellent $200 shipped combo that will cost you less.

Note that if your Intel PC currently uses DDR2 RAM.... you may also need new RAM.
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Oh, the irony
The Gigabyte 760G board is a common low end suggestion and it uses a 4+1 phase that, while lower quality than other 4+1 Gigabyte boards, uses the same high quality transistors as on other Gigabyte boards.
I just want a board that will run the processor. It's not going to have extremely high voltage coursing through it, I just want something that will the the phenom stock.

This board is what I'm going to go with, it's the only one you didn't talk bad about.
Edited by thatleftnut - 8/16/11 at 9:08pm
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^ That will work fine for the 955 at stock, on a budget. The 970A-G45 board will work as well, but I don't like the price-performance it provides.

You might want to go with the 760G board instead though. The older nVIdia chipset results in limited HyperTransport speed (down to the AM2 spec of 2000Mt/s vs 5200Mt/s on AMD chipset) and no adjusting of CPU-NB speed - which means it may potentially bottleneck RAM. After 9 days (no wait rebate), this Gigabyte 760G board pretty much costs the same and has better compatibility (chipset wise) with this AMD processor. It also has AM3+ socket.
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