If you own a current processor from the Ryzen 7000 series, you should act to be on the safe side.
Because both the main series and the Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs designed for gaming currently run the risk of self-destructive heat development.
Fortunately, there is a comparatively simple way to protect yourself from the problem: A BIOS update averts the danger.
Users report heat issues with Ryzen 7000
The problem first appeared in a Reddit post by the user u/speedrookie. He shared a picture of his Ryzen 7800X3D with a large burn mark in the middle of the processor.
link to Reddit content
According to him, the heat not only destroyed the CPU, but also the mainboard. As the user also reports, AMD and Asus reacted quickly and replaced the hardware.
The YouTube channel bought the destroyed components Gamersnexus. In the coming days to weeks, a video can be expected there that deals with the exact details of the incident.
However, the incident does not appear to be an isolated case. Loud Igor’s Lab the problem affects not only certain AM5 mainboards from Asus, but also models from the manufacturers Gigabyte and ASRock. And according to Youtuber der8auer all desktop processors of the Ryzen 7000 series can become victims of heat development.
BIOS update provides peace of mind
At least users of Asus and MSI mainboards can breathe a sigh of relief. Both manufacturers have already released BIOS updates and removed the faulty versions.
Asus manager Rajinder Gill shares:
The EFI updates released on Friday include some special thermal monitoring mechanisms that we implemented to protect the boards and CPUs. We removed older BIOSes for this reason and also because manual Vcore control was available on earlier builds.
We are also working with AMD to define new rules for AMD EXPO and SoC voltage. We will release new updates for it as soon as possible.
Please bear with us.
Anyone who relies on the hardware combination mentioned above should therefore carry out a BIOS update to be on the safe side.
Now it’s your turn! Are you affected by the heat problems? Or could it also catch you in the future due to your built-in hardware? Have you already installed the BIOS update? And what do you think of the manufacturer’s reaction? We look forward to your lively and factual discussion in the comments!