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Burnt-out Ryzen 7000X3D chips have been reported by users


High-performance microprocessors have a tendency to overheat, and if they are overclocked without having adequate cooling or throttling, they can actually catch fire. There is nothing shocking about the fact that an old CPU in an old computer can no longer function properly due to dust and a worn out fan. However, it is startling when a brand new CPU fails on a motherboard that looks brand new. According to the feedback of other users, he is not the only one. “The CPU pad is physically bulging,” the owner of the burned-out processor, Speedrookie, stated in an online post. “I’m guessing there was just an excessive amount of heat on the contacts, which caused the pad to swell. Not that the central processing unit had an internal component that blew up.”

At least in the context of the Ryzen 7000X3D processor family produced by AMD, it would appear that this is not at much a unique incident. There are around one million different things that can cause a modern CPU to fail. The most frequent reasons are faulty sockets or motherboards; however, an equivalent effect can also be brought on by insufficient cooling. Another factor that could contribute to a malfunctioning processor is an older version of the BIOS that has a propensity to excessively overclock the CPUs. Given that we are dealing with Ryzen 7000X3D-series processors with 3D V-Cache and not with regular Ryzen 7000-series CPUs that bulge in the same spot and die, it is possible that the CCD chiplet with the 3D V-Cache SRAM tile on top is becoming overheated.

Despite the fact that there is not enough evidence to draw any conclusions at this point, given the fact that we are dealing with Ryzen 7000X3D-series processor It’s possible that this occurs when a motherboard makes an excessive effort to increase the CPU clock speed, and as a result, the chiplets do not receive sufficient cooling. Despite the fact that AMD’s X3D chips, just like conventional Ryzens, burst their clocks, the company does not provide these processors with an unlocked multiplier, which prevents users from manually overclocking them. It’s possible that the lock was put there to prevent exactly this kind of issue, and it’s also possible that an overly harsh automatic overclock set by the motherboard was the root cause of the problem.

Again, due to the fact that the information is, to put it mildly, lacking, we are unable to draw any judgments at this time. We will inquire with our connections at AMD as well as the companies who manufacture motherboards to find out whether they are aware of any problems. For the time being, we advise users of AMD’s Ryzen 7000X3D processors to keep a careful eye on the temperatures of their central processing units (CPUs), ensure that their systems have sufficient cooling, and always use the most recent version of their BIOS.