AMD released a major AGESA firmware update as a fix for burning Ryzen 7000 processors


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AMD has released a new statement regarding the Ryzen 7000 processors. The company said it has identified the root cause of the problem and has released a new AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture (AGESA) firmware update to fix the problem.

AMD says it has put appropriate caps on certain CPU rails so that the specification limits are not exceeded. For example, the SOC (system on a chip) voltage is limited to 1.3V. The good thing is that the new AGESA update will not affect memory overclocking like when doing it through EXPO.

An AMD spokesperson released the following statement. Anandtech:

We have rooted out this problem and have already distributed a new AGESA that takes steps on some power rails on AM5 motherboards to prevent the CPU from operating outside of its specification limits, including Cap the SOC voltage at 1.3V. None of these changes affect the ability of our Ryzen 7000 Series processors to overclock memory via EXPO or XMP kits or to increase performance using PBO technology.

We expect all of our ODM partners to release the new BIOS for their AM5 boards in the next few days. We advise all users to check their motherboard manufacturers website and update their BIOS to ensure their system has the latest software for their processor.

Anyone whose CPU is affected by this issue should contact AMD Customer Support. Our customer service team is aware of the situation and is prioritizing these issues.

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