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Will it handle a Phenom II x4 955 C2 or Athlon II x4 640 C3 at stock speed with some heat sinks on the VRM?
I think it would, but I want to make sure.
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yes but not alot of room left on it
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yes but not alot of room left on it
Yes I figure that sir, so thanx for confroming it will work.
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if your looking for a deal on a mobo I have 1
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I'd take the recommendation with a grain of salt.  The M5A78L-M LX PLUS appears to have a false 125W rating, sporting it despite no VRM design changes over boards such as the M5A78L-M LX (non PLUS) which max a 95W TDP rating.  Obvs not unsafe as it's an ASUS, but if you're going to try it with the 955 C2 (which is a 125W), expect reliability issues.

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I'd take the recommendation with a grain of salt.  The M5A78L-M LX PLUS appears to have a false 125W rating, sporting it despite no VRM design changes over boards such as the M5A78L-M LX (non PLUS) which max a 95W TDP rating.  Obvs not unsafe as it's an ASUS, but if you're going to try it with the 955 C2 (which is a 125W), expect reliability issues.
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." biggrin.gif I haven't bought anything yet sir, because I was leening on putting the Athlon II in it.

EDIT
I will not sell/trade/give/use a mobo without some type of VRM cooler on it.
Edited by dixson01974 - 9/5/12 at 9:16pm
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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." biggrin.gif I haven't bought anything yet sir, because I was leening on putting the Athlon II in it.
EDIT
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 wheee.gif

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 yessir.gif
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So an ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS with Enzotech MOS-C1 would be good for the Athlon X4 640 at stock speed (3.0ghz/95watts)?
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do you have the Asus M5A78L-M LX
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do you have the Asus M5A78L-M LX
Nope. I won't have the money to buy one until Sunday or Monday.
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