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Building a PC with Ryzen 7 7800X3D and ASUS TUF B650 Plus Wifi - Exploding CPU Concern

JD86
Level 7

I'm in the process of putting together a new PC build and I'm very interested in the Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU.
I've also been looking at the ASUS TUF Gaming B650 Plus Wifi motherboard as a potential pairing. However, I've come across posts about a potential issue with ASUS B650 motherboards and the 7800X3D CPU causing them to explode. While the information I found seems a bit dated, I'm still a little concerned. Is this exploding motherboard issue something that I should still be worried about in 2024? Have ASUS addressed the problem, or is it still a concern for those building with this combination of components? Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

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Silent_Scone
Super Moderator

Hello @JD86,

Not sure what stories you've heard, but this doesn't happen. AMD issued a firmware revision in April 2023 that changed their voltage guidelines for 7000 series CPUs. It was concluded that a limit of 1.3v on the VSOC rail was needed to preserve longevity of the CPU whilst overclocking. The motherboards themselves do not have an issue. In short, you're safe to upgrade.

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

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Silent_Scone
Super Moderator

Hello @JD86,

Not sure what stories you've heard, but this doesn't happen. AMD issued a firmware revision in April 2023 that changed their voltage guidelines for 7000 series CPUs. It was concluded that a limit of 1.3v on the VSOC rail was needed to preserve longevity of the CPU whilst overclocking. The motherboards themselves do not have an issue. In short, you're safe to upgrade.

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Yes I made a typo there. I was meant to say cpu there. I'll update the bios with bios flashback just to be sure. Thanx for the reply. 

asusjason
Level 7

I'm sorry but CPU does not just explode. If the CPU runs too hot, the PC will just switch off. If it does for some what ever reason, it's the lack of experience whilst building the computer. Sounds like there's a bent pin. If so, good luck on this as if you did bent the pins, warranty is voided. Where ever you purchased it from, you can ask for a repair which shouldn't be too expensive.

aslongasposible
Level 7

If it explodes what is constrained?, Thank you for sharing I will not do the same
I'm sure this information will be helpful for others who may be experiencing similar issues with their BIOS versions not changing.