Hi there i am from new zealand so yea... i have got a Asus M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard i am just wondering if the phenom 965 and 955 will work on this mobo i have updated the bios so yea but i am just wondering im thinking about buying the 965 vut i am really not sure if its worth going for the 965 if i can get the 955 for $40 cheaper and only get 2fps difference in benchmarks so yea does the mobo support these cpu's and is it work the extra $40 for a 2fps increase
while it is not officially supported the only thing stopping it is the board not being rated for 125 watt cpus. I have the same motherboard though in a HTPC with a athlon x2 6400+ which is a 125 watt cpu. Its overclocked to 3.32 at 1.54V also so its way above 125watts i would guess. The board has survived like this for a year and a half. In short if i were you i would go for it but thats just me.
If it were me I would just go for the 945, given that it's only an AM2 board and not a true AM2+ (it only has HT1, 1000MHz), although I never would have bought that board, unless you have it from an older build, because a700-series chipset would have been better.