Originally Posted by dixson01974
Well with that said. You can take this with a grain of salt. I said "or Athlon II x4 (95 watts) and with some heatsink on the VRM."
I haven't bought anything yet sir, because I was leening on putting the Athlon II in it.
I will not sell/trade/give/use a mobo without some type of VRM cooler on it.
I have pretty much the same board. Though I don't recommend running a 125W chip on a 3+1 phase layout EVER, I have mine running undervolted and with a fan slapped over the VRMs and it works without any hiccups
As long as you run the Phenom on stock and undervolted with cooling over the 'fets, you're golden.
As far as the Athlon goes, as long as you have cooling, overclock the crap out of it. My chip as an X3 (95w) does an easy 4.38GHz