You know he is right!, should of checkd the board and its cpu wattage output, first.
And checked the wattage of the new Cpu. Well we all learn dont we.
RMA the cpu explain and ask for a chip with a lower wattage if you can, As a swap.
well i am getting a new motherboard anyway, but thanks for the info, should i keep it at x14 then? and would this motherboard be ok? MSI 970A-G46