I assume you mean a Phenom II
x4 965? I see a 125 watt version and a 145 watt version, either way it's more than 95 watts.
Under details for that motherboard at Newegg it says "It is recommended to use 95w CPU." I guess buy recommended
they really mean required
Yes, here (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=536&tab=1
) under CPU support the table has nothing over 95 watts listed so it doesn't look hopeful for your buddy.