Ryzen 5 3600 Fatal hardware error - Cache Hierarchy Error

Discussion created by augustobotossi on Aug 5, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 2, 2020 by augustobotossi

I built this PC 22 days ago with the following new parts:


Ryzen 5 3600 w/ Thermalright AM-14 cooler

MSI B550 Gaming Edge Wifi

16GB RAM Patriot Viper 3600 CL17

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse

Seasonic Core GC Gold 650W

Kingston A2000 250GB

Crucial P1 1TB


It's the second time I get the following error while gaming (2-3 hours gaming):


A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Cache Hierarchy Error
Processor APIC ID: 8


I am not overclocking neither the CPU or the GPU. The RAM is using the A-XMP profile 1.


The highest temperature I get while playing is 72 Celsius on the CPU. I tested the RAM use Memtest and no errors were found.


Is this a faulty CPU?


The motherboard is currently updated with the latest driver available.