ASUS Gigabyte MSI and Biostar motherboards get a BIOS with

ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and Biostar motherboards get a BIOS with Ryzen 7000X3D processor burn-in protection

Yesterday, AMD acknowledged the Ryzen 7000X3D processor burn-in issue during operation. Now most of the leading motherboard manufacturers have released the latest BIOS versions for Socket AM5 motherboards that will fix the problem. The new firmware limits the voltage fed to the SoC of AMD Ryzen 7000X3D processors to safe levels.

    Image source: Biostar

Image source: Biostar

ASUS turned to its users via twitter. ASUS Technical Product Manager Juan Jose Guerrero recalled that Ryzen 7000X3D processors are not designed to be overclocked via multiplier settings or operating voltage changes, but the chips support overclocking via AMD PBO2 for the processor and via EXPO profiles for support RAM. These functions automatically increase the operating voltage of the processor SoC. ASUS noted that the purpose of the new BIOS is to limit the maximum operating voltage for the SoC to 1.3V. Users will be able to find new things “secure” BIOS firmware for their AM5 motherboards with a voltage limit of up to 1.3V for the processor in “within the next 24 hours”.

Biostar has only released three motherboard models for AMD Ryzen 7000/7000X3D processors so far: X670E Valkyrie, Racing B650EGTQ and B650M-Silver. Manufacturer reportedthat has developed new BIOS versions that limit “CPU Vcore, CPU SoC, and CPU MISC Voltage Readings”.

As the company explains, the goal is “Reduce the voltage applied to the processor, thereby reducing the risk of damaging the Ryzen 7000X3D processors”. For the Valkyrie motherboard in particular, a new BIOS file was compiled almost two weeks ago.

Gigabyte has announced through its website, in close collaboration with AMD, it “developed and released a new beta BIOS for its motherboards to address potential issues with Ryzen 7000X3D processors”. Like the rest of the manufacturers, the company reiterated that it applied some voltage limitations to the SoCs of the Ryzen 7000X3D processors to reduce the risk of damage during operation. The manufacturer added that users are still “will be able to enjoy the advanced performance of Ryzen 7000X3D processors”.

Gigabyte has released the latest firmware released for all 23 to date motherboards with a processor socket Socket AM5.

MSI responded quickly to the situation, B. by releasing a new BIOS version one of the first for its AM5 socket motherboards. New firmware disables voltage boosting on Ryzen 7000X3D processors. MSI even created its own thread in the Reddit forum for the occasion. As of this writing, no MSI board owner has experienced chip burn-in. But as soon as AMD develops a definitive solution to the problem, MSI promises again “update immediately” your BIOS files.


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