# OWNERS OF AMD CPUs REPORT BURN OUTS
If you’re a PC owner, you might want to pay attention to this. There have been reports of some owners of AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000X3D series CPUs experiencing sudden burn outs.
According to multiple accounts on Reddit and YouTube, it seems a number of 7950X3D and 7800X3D owners have experienced burn damage to both the CPU and the AM5 socket, resulting in damaged processors and motherboards. This is a nightmare situation for those whose new CPUs and motherboards have only been on the market for weeks.
One Reddit user, Speedrookie, reported that their system was idling on full fan and had a QCode of 00. After attempting to reset the BIOS and test memory, they discovered that the 7800X3D had bulged out and burnt the socket. Another user, dStruct714, experienced a similar issue with their regular 7950X chip a few months ago.
The cause of these burn outs is not yet known, and both AMD and Asus have yet to comment. However, it appears that the majority of reports have been with AMD motherboards. An MSI representative shed some light on the issue, stating that there have been reports of the 7000X3D series CPUs being damaged by abnormal voltage issues.
MSI has issued new BIOS updates for its AM5 motherboards, and Asus has removed older BIOS versions for some of its AM5 motherboards and has restricted CPU voltage options on the latest BIOS revisions.
If you own any of AMD’s latest Ryzen CPUs or AM5 motherboards, it is highly recommended that you update your BIOS immediately until AMD comments on exactly what’s happening here.