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Question as to why you didn't go with a new CPU on your current setup?
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post #12 of 14
Is there any way to disable a couple of the cores? Might be a good idea if you can...

Other alternative is to undervolt/underclock it some. Undervolting reduces wattage, but so does underclocking. I would do a little of both.
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iirc 95W boards will not accept the 125W CPU's no matter what. No matter the downclocking or anything, it's tied to model numbers, and I'm sure it can only recognize < 95W CPUs.

Abs, you're up a creek if I had to guess. Just buy a new board or swap CPUs...
    
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Im also running 125 watt cpu on a 95 watt board.
Its really up to you if you want to gamble on your board but make sure it gets good cooling.

HW Monitor shows my unlocked phenom at less than 60 watts when idle or using windows apps. It jumps to 140 watts when doing heavy gaming.
Its been almost a month and I havent encountered problems yet.
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