Can a processor be the cause of a blown Ic or capacitor on the motherboard?

Asked June 4, 2016, 2:20 PM EDT

I have two processors an athlon 2 and a phenom 2. My motherboard stopped working once and i was told that it was cause of the phenom processor which made me buy a second hand athlon. I still have my phenom and the motherboard is back from RMA. Can i risk running the phenom 2 on it? Is it even possible for a processor to blow up an ic or a capacitor?

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