-- Looking for suggestion for budget AM3 or AM3+ motherboard (replacement part) for around 100$ or less that'll be used for general computer use and moderate gaming.
My friend knocked his computer over pretty hard, now the computer has some stability issues (locks up after a few minutes and then enters a restart-1sec boot-restart cycle; requires cooldown period before it run for a few minutes again). With troubleshooting, I found that the problem only occurs when the ram is in the dual channel config and that it runs for hours under single channel (RAM is good, no overheating). I assume this means the motherboard is broken and the easiest/cheapest option is to just replace the board with an AM3 or AM3+.
Here's existing hardware:
MB BIOSTAR TA790GXB3 AM3
VGA GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5850
PSU ANTEC 650W
CPU AMD|PH II X4 955BE 3.2G AM3
MEM 2x2gb ADATA 1600
HD 500G|SAMSUNG HD502HJ
DVD BURN SONY|AD-7240S-0B
The PC just hit 2 years old and was built as a budget gaming rig--he doesnt really want to do any significant part replacement at this point (keep it around $100 or less--kinda rules out going with intel).