Originally Posted by darkangel0504
What the ......
Look at the CPU support list: http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/AM2NF3-VSTA/?cat=CPU
Originally Posted by Jstn7477
Be really careful overclocking that 965BE as my 940BE @ 3.4GHz/1.425v turned my CPU VRM area noticeably brown in about a month's time (granted, I crunch on it full time). My board still works fine but I replaced the CPU with an X3 720BE @ 3.4/1.35v and it still runs great, if not better for some reason. Make some custom heatsinks and tame those evil D2PAK MOSFETs that release so much heat.
Got me some Enzotech MOS-C1s
Besides the 965 is newer silicon (C3 125w) so I might have a little more wiggling room. Re-capping the board is also in the plans.
Also bought a Sempron 145 for research. Got both new for ~$100.