QUOTE(1depp1 @ Apr 11 2018, 11:53 PM)
Depends, I monitor using the HWMonitor and CPUZ and it shows 125W if it is running at 100% load at 3.2ghz
never managed to check with hwmonitor as i run linux on it. File servers idle most of the time so theres no power issue here. I suggest you check your temperatures and voltages, for me i made sure to keep it below 60C at full load as i can overclock mine further but all processors especially massive ones like manycores such as GPUs and TILE significantly use more power as they heat up. With good cooling it will allow you to clock higher before it uses too much power or becomes unstable. Just dont push more power than the socket can handle. I dont think 125W will burn it out but typical mainstream CPUs usually target 80W and below but if you did overvolt it does significantly increase power. These AMD CPUs also dont have their thermometers right in the core as intel has.
My overclock needed only a little voltage bump. Not all the locked cores are unstable as AMD had huge demands for low end chips that they just took the high end chips and disabled the cores to fill the demand as they had lots of low end demand and not much high end demand. Realising their mistake, they improved micro code and bios to lock this but some motherboards had a workaround that is a hardware feature and this is well documented and can even unlock newer AMD CPUs as well if they have anything locked (but not with zen architecture as they arent backwards compatible). I can overclock mine much further but it'd then require more voltage and better cooling.
If you unlock and it doesnt boot, that means you got an unstable core and will need to bump the voltage. If you unlock and its stable that means you got one that was just disabled for demand. Sometimes a core is disabled because it just doesnt perform as well as they want when testing. When it comes to unlocking the chance of success is random. More chips were disabled rather than defective so you are more likely going to have success.