AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series Reportedly Facing Widespread “Burnout” Incidents
HardwareLuxx found several faults in AMD’s newest AM5 AGESA microcode version 126.96.36.199, which was released to address the burnout problems with Ryzen 7000. Unfortunately, version 188.8.131.52 doesn’t seem to include any of the most recent fixes and just has the more secure SoC voltage limits.
For those of you who haven’t heard about the latest Ryzen burning disaster. Failures have been reported with both regular Ryzen 7000 devices and the more advanced Ryzen 7000X3D versions.
There have been reports of Ryzen 7000 CPUs melting in their sockets after being overclocked, a problem that has been traced back to bugs in AMD’s CPU temperature control system and unsafe voltages from the SoC. The current specification places the upper limit for safe voltage at 1.3 volts.
Unfortunately, unless motherboard manufacturers provide a solution, Ryzen 7000 customers will have to wait many more months to get the entire list of patches. It seems that AGESA 184.108.40.206 only has the new AMD-regulated SoC voltage limiting of 1.3v and does not include any issue patches for the CPU thermal management mechanism.
HardwareLuxx, on the other hand, claims it is unsure whether or not the update already includes the remedy. The technology news site has contacted AMD about the problem, but has not heard back from the company.
A recent Reddit post showed a Ryzen 9 7950X operating at above 110 degrees Celcius with a beta BIOS having the latest microcode update, but we have no additional information to suggest that AGESA 220.127.116.11 has these adjustments. Thus, it seems that the thermal issue remedies are not in place.
Transfer rates are capped to 4400MHz when using all four RAM slots on an AM5 motherboard, and it has been noted that this is only one of many faults plaguing AGESA 18.104.22.168. As a whole, AGESA 22.214.171.124 is a bit of a jumble since we haven’t heard anything official from AMD on what was fixed or what faults were introduced in the upgrade.