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MSI x570-a PRO wont post

if you have other ram try that/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm helping a friend build a computer. I've walked him through the whole process on Discord and he has viewed some build guides as well.

 

When he turns on the computer, the EZ Debug indicator lights up the "boot" light on the mobo. We've tried to re-seat the memory, (our dual-channel setup is slot 2 and 4), we've tried to reset the CMOS, we have tried to boot with a Windows install USB (windows is not yet installed, we cannot get to that point...), we've spammed every key imaginable to try to get it into the BIOS, but nothing is working. The same "boot" light was a solid-red on the motherboard. That was until we tried to boot it without ANY of the ram in. When we tried that, the "VGA" light came on in the EZ Debug section. Here's a list of the main components:

 

Ryzen 5 3600
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3666

Zotac RTX 2070 SUPER

MSI x570-a PRO

Samsung 970 EVO 500GB

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated :)

Thanks, Caleb.

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re seat the CPU


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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

re seat the CPU

We've just attempted that, but the same issue persists.

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if you have other ram try that/


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @stock, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, GDRRiley said:

if you have other ram try that/

His old computer has DDR3.. And he doesn't have any other ram. We tried to boot it with only one stick of ram in (tried both of them since its 2x8gb) but we still haven't gotten it to post. We figured out that his HDD was defective and prevented his old computer from posting when we plugged it into his old pc. So, we took the old drive from his old pc that has windows 10 on it.

Now when he tries to turn on the computer, the cpu light comes on, then turns off, and the boot light re-appears.

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try a bootable linux drive or put in a windows install disk


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @stock, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/12/2019 at 9:57 PM, GDRRiley said:

if you have other ram try that/

It turned out to be a faulty RAM stick... Thanks!

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18 hours ago, serae said:

It turned out to be a faulty RAM stick... Thanks!

a rare but pain problem if you don't got other parts.

 


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between 9 to 3 PST

NightHawk 2.0: R7 2700 @stock, B450m Steel Legends, H105, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 500gb 850 pro and 5tb Toshiba x300

Skunkworks: R5 3500U, 16gb, 250 intel 750, 500gb Adata XPG 6000 lite, Vega 8. HP probook G455R G6

Condor (MC server): 6600K, z170m plus, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, samsung 750 evo, EVGA BR 450.

Compute server Rappter(remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work

WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU Tier List      Motherboard Tier List      How to get PC parts cheap

 

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