AMD Ryzen 7000 chips will no longer randomly burn out – but there’s a cost

A generic CPU air cooler mounted on a motherboard bursting into flames.

On April 25 I reported that some AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs have been all of a sudden burning out, inflicting injury to the processors themselves, and in some circumstances to the related motherboard.

Fortunately, AMD has shortly gotten to the basis of the difficulty, and issued a well timed AGESA firmware replace for the 600-series AM5 motherboards that assist the next-gen CPUs, which can restrict the voltage to the chip to 1.3V. AMD mentioned in an announcement that it expects board companions to launch BIOS updates containing the brand new firmware throughout the subsequent few days.