Following initial reports of Ryzen 7000-series processors burning out (opens in new tab) under certain conditions, we now have a little more information on what might be causing these chips’ untimely deaths.
In a statement to Der8auer (opens in new tab), Asus notes that it has added new thermal monitoring mechanisms to protect chips. The statement goes on to mention AMD Expo and SoC voltage, which appears to suggest these may have some connection with the issues reported so far.
“The EFI updates posted on Friday contain some dedicated thermal monitoring mechanisms we’ve implemented to help protect the boards and CPUs. We removed older BIOSes for that reason and also because manual Vcore control was available on previous builds. We’re also working with AMD on defining new rules for AMD Expo and SoC voltage. We’ll issue new updates for that ASAP. Please bear with us,” Asus spokesperson, Rajinder Gill, says.
The issue has been linked to excessive SoC voltages, as Tom’s Hardware (opens…