Looking at this http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Moth ... uctID=2287
What is the difference between your CPU and the 9850, I'm not familiar with AMD but if the MOBO supports 125 watt CPU's then what went wrong?
Which revision do you have?
My understanding is that sometimes motherboard manufacturers claim that boards support certain High wattage CPU's just because it will post and enter the OS on the board , without the boards Chipset and/OR VRM (Voltage Regulator Module) really be able to handle the load for the long term and then after a certain amount of time it can fry the board. For example AMD's website states that the AMD 770 chipset does not properly support greater than 95 watt processors but many boards with that chipset are stated as being supported. I don't know how accurate it is but AMD's site lists the 790FX and 790GX as the only properly supported chipsets.