125W cpu on 95W motherboard

By Andreas1795
Oct 19, 2014
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  1. Hello I upgraded my cpu a while ago without checking if my mobo could run it.. worked fine on low usage but when I tried to stress the Cpu the pc died and wont boot/post. Is it the cpu or motherboard that takes damage from this? (Or both?)
    I tried with my old cpu but with same result.
    / Andreas
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Can you link us to your motherboard, your new cpu and your old one as well?
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    I'm going to lean toward the motherboard taking damage. It is usually the weakest component that is fried.
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    It's possible you blew out a motherboard VRM.
    Technically I think that could kill your CPU too but you'd have to check.

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