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BIOSTAR A55MH, Is it safe for 65W Llano?

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Hi guys.

I'm planning on building a new rig with Llano APU. My plan is to combine A4-3300 (2.5GHz, 65W) with BIOSTAR A55MH.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813138336

I know this A55 chipset doesn't have SATA 3 and USB 3, but I guess I won't need them in the near visible future. My question is will this motherboard be safe enough for that APU?

This board only has 3+1 phase (if I'm not mistaken) without heatsink, not 100% solid caps (only in VRM and some vital areas), and no low RSD.

I won't do much overclocking, if not at all. However, maybe this build will be operational for 24/7 (no real heavy tasks though). So, will this motherboard survive with that kind of workload?

Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Totally fine for a 65W APU.
As long as the solid caps are being used on the CPU VRM that is fine.

Just use the stock AMD cooler.
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Totally fine for a 65W APU.
As long as the solid caps are being used on the CPU VRM that is fine.
Yup. The VRM is 100% solid caps. Maybe I'll cut an old Athlon heatsink to help cooling the fets.

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Just use the stock AMD cooler.
That's my plan. I just hope the one for the A4-3300 is big enough, since I heard that those APUs come with pretty small cooler.

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65W will be fine. I've seen crappier boards (like with a 2+1 VRM) being used with 95W TDP CPUs without fail.
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65W will be fine. I've seen crappier boards (like with a 2+1 VRM) being used with 95W TDP CPUs without fail.
After hearing you saying that, now I'm gaining more confidence in this board.
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