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The AMD Ryzen 3000 motherboards shorten CPU life



With a practice exactly the same as you exceeded it but what happens to the processor stock configuration and without the user knowing it, the motherboard manufacturers will be composing some estimates for VRM sensors so that the processor “thinks” that it has a lot of space to use per application, thus working on it top speed. As a result, the chip uses more power, produces more heat, and its lifetime is reduced, okay when the user deliberately uses it, but not when the user hasn't touched any of the processor parameters.

Extra performance on the Ryzen 3000, but without AMD's safe rates

It is common for motherboard manufacturers to change some values, such as the processor power limit. This gives us better performance as, as we have explained, the processor “thinks” it consumes less than what it uses, making it faster at operating costs and generated heat – as we have already said it could reduce its useful life. The problem is that there are times when these limits of power exist without AMD values ​​it is considered safe


According to the famous overbulaer publisher The Stitch, the way some AMD X570 manufacturers work to increase the processor's performance is to deliberately misuse the power consumption of the processor at stock frequencies.

Since AM4 processors rely on a telephone located on VRM sensors on the motherboard to determine their power consumption, announcing an incorrect reference value will affect what the CPU “sees”. For example, if a motherboard builder decides to extract only 50% of the correct amount, the processor will assume that it uses half the energy it actually uses, and will raise its frequency without safe limits.

HWInfo shows us “deviation”

The latest version of HWInfo has introduced a new feature revealing whether the motherboard is “tricking” the AMD Ryzen 3000 processor into believing that it uses less than it consumes. This sensor is called “Error Reporting Power” and is expressed as a percentage that shows how much true reading deviation from what the VRM onboard reports to the processor.

At these rates, 95% to 105% will be within safe AMD values, but the problem, as we have mentioned, is that in some cases it has been found that some motherboard models exceed these limits, seeing prices reach 127%, which is a risk too much for the processor, and more if the user is unaware that this is possible and does not have enough cooling solution.

How to check if your board “kills” your CPU

If you want to know that you have this problem, it's very easy to look for it. Just download BWI for HWInfo v6.27-4185 Beta for free and for an open program with the price of “CPU Power Reporting Deviation” as we showed in the screenshot above. With the opening of HWInfo, run the benchmark (we recommend Cinebench R20) and check that this parliament does not exceed 105%.

If this parameter does not exceed 105% (frequency does not even reach 101%) then you have nothing to worry about. If that number is exceeded, you're run into trouble, and if you don't want your CPU to suffer premature death, you'll have to go to your computer's BIOS and disable all of the Auto OC features of the motherboard.

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