Is it really possible? Is it recommended?
I thought that 125 W CPU support was made possible with the 8 pins CPU power connectors...
I'm confused because of those:
MSI 760GM-E51 (FX)
They claim to support 125 W CPU. Is that right?
The 4-pin connector has two 8-amp lines on it which in theory means it can get up to 192 watts to the plug on your motherboard. The problem is, it's up to the motherboard manufacturer what happens from this point, and they don't have any requirement to use components that are going to be able to handle all of that power over a 4-pin connector. As everybody else has mentioned, your best bet is going to be to read the documentation for the particular make, model, and revision of motherboard you are using.