An anonymous reader shares a report: 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. In a separate post, motherboard maker MSI indicated that the damage “may have been caused by abnormal voltage issues.” Ryzen 7000X3D processors already impose limits on overclocking and power settings, but new BIOS updates from MSI specifically disallow any kind of “overvolting” features that could give the CPUs more power than they were built to handle.
You can still undervolt your CPU to attempt to reduce temperatures and energy usage by giving the CPU a bit less power than it was designed for. The Ryzen 7000X3D processors are set to a lower voltage than