So, I just sold a buddy of mine my old AMD Phenom 9950 x4 black edition 2.6 ghz processor, and we perused newegg looking for an inexpensive board that he could use with it. We decided on the Asus M4A785-M as it supports AM3/AM2+/AM2 socket processors from the Phenom II / Phenom / Athlon II / Athlon64 /Sempron families. We get everything together boot the system up, and get the message "This CPU is not supported by this model. Please check CPU QVL on ASUS website" After scratching my head for awhile and googling the message, I determine that the problem is resulting from the CPU being 140w and after reading the manual it states that the board supports UP TO 125w. After hitting F1 to continue booting past the error message, windows loads up just fine, and everything seems to function great. My concern is, could this potentially damage either the CPU or MoBo? If so, would an underclock bring things down to a safe level? Should I just say screw the whole thing and try to return the MoBo for a different model? Advice please!!