Ryzen 9 7950X3D Dies when overclocked at 1.55 Volts

Ryzen 9 7950X3D

Famous german overclocker Der8auer just messed up with his recent overclocking experiment on 7950X3D.

He recently visited the Asus Headquarters in Taiwan and started his overclocking experiment on the 3D CPU on the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard but when he found out that he could increase the voltage of this CPU, he increased the voltage from 1 volt to 1.35 volts.

1.55 volts

It ran completely fine until he decided to bump up the voltage to 1.55 volts as he was using a liquid nitrogen cooling solution. The result was catastrophic as the 7950X3D was not able to enter the OS because it died.

Although it was shocking to Der8auer, it’s no surprise that it could happen because a voltage jump to 1.55 volts is pretty massive for any CPU, particularly the 7950X3D which was already running between 85 to 90 degrees at 1.35 volts.

Dead 7950X3D

AMD recommends a maximum operating temperature of 89 degrees celsius for this chip and going further is definitely not recommended because the 3D CPUs are not good at overclocking.

The overclocker has reported to Asus about this problem because the company will now have to limit the maximum voltage one can attain with this CPU. This experiment should also be a good lesson for newbie overclockers because achieving a 5% higher score on the cost of your CPU’s life is not worth it.

Source: Der8auer Youtube

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