As this earlier thread of mine suggests: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=344418 I am in need of a new motherboard. I decided against the one in that thread because of LOLHT1.0 speeds and slim chance for AM3+ support. With bulldozer coming soon-ish, I figured I should go for an AM3+ board and so, I found this at a very nice price point: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Asus-M5A78L...otherboards&hash=item2c5c739e3e#ht_5785wt_905 Reading ASUS's site for the specs ( http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/ ), it "Supports CPU up to 95 W". My current processor is on the left, which is 95W. Now, if the 4th core was functional and, say, unlocked it, wouldn't the wattage used go beyond the limits for the board? In doing so, what would happen (or what would happen if I went with a bulldozer that was over 95W)? Would it throttle the CPU? Fry? EDIT: I'm aware I'll need DDR3...which is why I like the price of said motherboard. As typical nowadays, money is tight and need to get this PC back up and running.