For no apparent reason, the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, previously declared the world’s best gaming processor, recently burned down along with an ASUS motherboard based on the X670 chipset, the system’s owner said Reddit. A version has surfaced that ASUS motherboards with Socket AM5 could be the culprits for the more frequent occurrences of this type.
Less than a month has passed since the long-awaited AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor with 3D V-Cache went on sale – the chips are selling like hot cakes, but the joy overshadows the first report about its spontaneous failure. The processor ran on the ASUS ROG STRIX X670-E motherboard in standby mode with maximum fan speed – after a crash, the board showed the already known error code 00.
When disassembling the computer, its owner found a large swelling on the processor’s contact pad and burn marks on the circuit board socket. There is not much additional information yet – the computer’s owner did not mention whether overclocking or overvoltage occurred, but there are growing suspicions that the problem could be related to ASUS X670 series motherboards.
There is already enough evidence of such incidents on the web, but in most cases it is the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor. The most significant was the case when overclocker Der8auer disabled such a chip by applying too high a voltage – he had an ASUS ROG X670E Crosshair Extreme board. After that, the manufacturer promised to release a BIOS update that would not allow the voltage to be raised above 1.35 V.
A number of AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and ASUS boards with AM5 often appear in the description of such incidents. The real culprit hasn’t been found yet, but it seems both manufacturers should investigate.