125W cpu on 95W motherboard

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


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