AMD Ryzen CPUs Allegedly Crashing after Latest Windows 11 Update

Users running AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs may want to delay the latest Windows 11 update as reports of instability come from multiple corners. The Win 11 22H2 update released last month (KB5021255) is allegedly causing freezing and crashing on AMD Ryzen systems. A Reddit user sporting the Ryzen 5 4600GE claims that he’s been facing the issue since the November 8th update.

The update results in intermitted freezing under heavy workloads, which is only fixed by uninstalling it. The 13th December update reintroduces the issue and uninstalling it is the only fix. Older Ryzen users aren’t the only ones affected by the patch. A user running the Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5900X is also facing the same problem.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed any of these issues and has yet to issue a statement. The software giant has released security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Many of these have been bug-ridden, often breaking working OS features. We don’t expect Microsoft to comment on these reports as they are still relatively scant.


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