New Gigabyte X370 Motherboard BIOS Can Damage AMD Ryzen CPUs By Overvolting Them
Gigabyte X370 motherboard BIOS seems to be causing some overvolting issues that result in the CPU melting. That can be chaos considering the fact that you just spent your hard earned money on a new AMD Ryzen CPU and motherboard. That is no small cost. Multiple users are reporting that the new Gigabyte X370 Motherboard BIOS is faulty.
You might want to keep the old one just in case and wait for Gigabyte to release a fix for the issue. THe new BIOS update is for the X370 Gaming K7 and X370 Gaming K5. According to the company, the new BIOS updates should ensure optimal performance but that does not seem to be the case here.
The issue is not with the AMD CPUs or with other motherboards, so if you have a motherboard from another company then you should be in the clear. But if you own a motherboard from Gigabyte then you might want to look into the matter. The following is what one of the users had to say about the issue:
F5 is dangerous. I did load optimized defaults before and after flashing. Entered settings and started to check memory settings. About 2-3 hours later system was unbootable. I though that board bricked itself, but it seems that it fried the cpu. Local dealer checked the cpu. It’s dead, fortunately, they agreed to replace it. A lot faster than Gigabyte. No offical word on forums and ticket is still in new status on esupport.
If you own one of these Gigabyte X370 motherboards then the best thing for you to do right now would be to stay away from the new BIOS. we should have an official statement and a fix for the Gigabyte X370 motherboard BIOS soon so stay tuned for more information.
Let us know if you have been affected by the Gigabyte X370 motherboard BIOS issue.