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I Need help. I am beyond confused!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone,

I would like to start out by saying I have built quite a few machines, but this one has really been giving me a hard time. I have built AMD builds for friends before, but I decided I would do one for myself finally just for fun. However, I have had nothing but troubles with this new build. So I will list my original PC specs here, and some changes I have tried to see if I can get it to work along with the issue I have been having. Also I would like to note for each different build attempt I have used two different monitors with 2 different HDMI cables, and 2 different Display port cables each time and continue to get the same issue.  I also feel I should note I was planning to use 1700x just as a place holder until I can get my hands on Ryzen 3.  I also feel it is important to note that I used 1 stick of RAM from each set of RAM I tried to use, and tried it in all slots on each board in case I was going crazy.


Original Build

Mobo - Asus ROG Strix B350-f Gaming

CPU - Ryzen 7 1700x

Cpu cooler - Corsair H100i Pro 120mm liquid cooling

RAM - Gskill Trident Z RGB 3000 MHZ 16 GB

GPU - GTX 1080ti

PSU - EVGA Supernova 1000W G2 80 plus certified platinum fully modular.

SSD - M.2 Nvme Samsung 970

Case - Corsair Carbide 275R


Installed everything and computer posted, and booted fine. I went into the bios and saw that the RAM would default to 2133mhz and when I tried to clock it up (and not overclock it) just simply clock it to it's speed. It wouldn't let me. So I flashed the Bios hoping that would allow me to do that. Once flashing the Bios was done it booted back up on its own. However, when it came back up I had no video. Computer would power on completely with all components running but screen just read as no signal and would go to sleep. So immediately I assumed I ruined the motherboard, and I didn't save a back up of the BIOS before flashing it (I know rookie mistake). Just in case I ran through some basic tests. I put my 1080ti in my intel build which worked fine. I tried with 1 stick of RAM, no change.  So I thought to myself.... alright, screw it, and I switched some things up.


Updated Build 1

Mobo - Asus ROG Strix X470-f Gaming (New)

CPU - Ryzen 7 1700x

Cpu cooler - Corsair H100i Pro 120mm liquid cooling

RAM - Gskill Trident Z RGB 3466 MHZ 16 GB (New)

GPU - GTX 1080ti

PSU - EVGA Supernova 1000W G2 80 plus certified platinum fully modular.

SSD - M.2 Nvme Samsung 970

Case - Corsair Carbide 275R


So as you can see I swapped out the Motherboard and the RAM and I went to boot it up. No change. Still no video. So I thought to myself what could this be? I thought maybe there was an off chance that flashing the BIOS somehow broke my cpu (though I had no idea how). So I sent it in to AMD to RMA it and they sent me a new one back. I installed it and I continue to have the same issue. So at this point I try basically all brand new.


Update Build 2

Mobo - Asus ROG Strix X470-f Gaming (New)

CPU - Ryzen 7 1700x (New RMA From AMD)

Cpu cooler - Corsair H100i Pro 120mm liquid cooling

RAM - Gskill Trident Z RGB 3466 MHZ 16 GB (New) Also tried Trident Z series 32GB Z170 intel though I assumed it wouldn't work since Ryzen is picky and that was made for intel.

GPU - GTX 2080 ti (Brand new out of Box)

PSU - EVGA Supernova 750 W Semi Modular 80 plus certified Gold (pulled from another build)

SSD - M.2 Nvme Samsung 960 (Pulled from another build)

Case - Corsair Carbide 275R


At this point I have swapped nearly everything and I am still having this exact same issue! Everything boots computer turns on, but no video! I tested ALL (compatible) parts in my intel build and can confirm they still work so the PSU (Both), RAM (Both), SSD (Both), GPU (Both) Only things I didn't try would obviously be Mobo, CPU, and then also my case and my cooler. I feel I should note that just in case my two test bench monitors were not working I would use my main gaming ones.


Test monitor - Asus VS278Q-P 27"

Test monitor 2 - Asus VS248H-P 24"


Gaming Monitor - Asus ROG Swift PG348Q 34" Curved 100hz

Gaming monitor 2 - Asus ROF Swift PG258Q 24.5" 240hz


After this the only 2 things that have not been changed are my CPU cooler, and my Case. I just really fail to see how that could be the issue? Any guidance would be appreciated. I also did tweet Linus telling him he could name my firstborn child if he can figure this out, with no response. Slightly disappointing. But, it is only fair that I make the same offer here. I can get pictures if anyone thinks that would help.

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1st Gen Ryzen rarely does above 2933Mhz, that's one of the improvements 2nd gen Ryzen made, it works with a lot more RAM and a lot better. Still doesn't hit massive speeds but it should do 3466 considering 3200 is not an issue. 

 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 


Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.


X99 rig:


CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 


CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i



Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro




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Posted · Original PosterOP

Regardless it is just a placeholder until Ryzen 3rd gen. That's a minor issue I was having. I couldn't clock it over 2133. My main issue is I now have no video output with essentially completely rebuilding the machine.

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