New X670 BIOS To Prevent Toasted Ryzen 7000X3D’s

Source: Ars Technica New X670 BIOS To Prevent Toasted Ryzen 7000X3D’s

Overvolting 3D V-Cache Remains A Bad Idea

A number of users are reporting having an awful weekend, as their new AMD systems began to fail to boot.  A number of reports at Reddit and YouTube describe systems running a Ryzen 7 7000X3D on an X670 suddenly failing to boot.  At least one user posted a picture of the bottom of a 7000X3D chip with a rather nasty bulge that also bent the pins in the ZIFF socket, rendering both unusable.  The sources suggest you should swallow your entire salarium while looking at the posts, however a new BIOS released by MSI suggests that there is truth to the posts.

The new BIOS removes any ability to overvolt the CPU, by the user or by software, which should prevent the damage that people are reporting.   The boards themselves could also be somewhat at fault, as the chips with 3D V-cache run at a lower voltage than regular Ryzen processors so it is possible for the board itself to provide that deadly extra juice.

There are only a small number of reports, from users of MSI and ASUS boards, we expect more information as those companies research the occurrences.  In the meantime you should definitely update to the new MSI BIOS and keep an eye out for a release from ASUS.

Over the weekend, users on Reddit and YouTube began posting about problems with AMD's newest Ryzen 7000X3D processors. In some cases, the systems simply stopped booting. But in at least one instance, a Ryzen 7800X3D became physically deformed, bulging out underneath and bending the pins on the motherboard's processor socket.

Video News

About The Author

Jeremy Hellstrom

Call it,, or PC Perspective, Jeremy has been hanging out and then working with the gang here for years. Apart from the front page you might find him on the BOINC Forums or possibly the Fraggin' Frogs if he has the time.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Podcasts

Archive & Timeline

Previous 12 months
Explore: All The Years!