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Ethan Francis

Replaced CPU, Board, RAM, working PSU, working GPU, same error.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, this is my first time ever making any forum post. Ive been working with computers for 2 years now so I am not that experienced but I believe I know a little of what I'm doing. After finally getting my first job when i graduated high school I decided to build a GOOD computer that wasnt made out of old recycled ebay parts. I went all out and bought:

 

An AMD Ryzen 3700x:

An MSI RTX 2060 6gb

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F motherboard

 EVGA 850 Bq, 80+ Bronze 850W PSU

16gb of T-Force 2600Mhz RAM 2x8

these are all brand new components. I was using the stock cooler that came with the CPU.

And everything was AMAZING. I went to look around in the bios for a bit. Never owned a real gaming motherboard before, I changed exactly one number, I forgot what it was. Something to do with the CPU. I exit the bios and the computer then would not post, and never posted again.

 

First thing i tried doing was resetting the bios. I took the cmos battery out, unplugged everything and shorted the clear cmos pins. Tried turning it on, no post. I get no beep codes, i get two error lights on my motherboard saying VRAM and CPU. So maybe I damaged the board. I had another 16gb ram kit on the way here AND a new nvme m.2 drive on the way, this was very infuriating to me. So I ordered a new motherboard. An ASRock B550M PRO4.

 

After proper installation, I got the same error. no post, no display. Nothing. So I tried replacing my CPU, it got damaged during shipping while trying to return it to Newegg. So they sent it back to me, i ordered ANOTHER Ryzen 3700x. Off amazon instead.

 

After installation of the new cpu, still the same error. the ram kit came in, tried new ram, it was also T-force ram. Still the same error.

 

 

 

 

I quite literally bought a whole other computer at this point. The power supply works completely fine as well as my rtx 2060. As i tested them in other systems. I dont understand anymore and Ive been thinking of buying corsair ram instead of t-force. If this doesnt work, Im out of options and I give up. Does anyone want a broken system? Because I am just about done.

 

Thank you guys so much in advance. I hope i gave enough information. if not then lemme know :)

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43 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Vram would be gpu.  

He's tried with several confirmed working GPUs, cables and monitors

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Posted · Original PosterOP

update: Just tried new ram, same error. I tried every slot and made sure its installed right. Please can anyone help??

On 10/1/2020 at 6:26 PM, Ethan Francis said:

Hi, this is my first time ever making any forum post. Ive been working with computers for 2 years now so I am not that experienced but I believe I know a little of what I'm doing. After finally getting my first job when i graduated high school I decided to build a GOOD computer that wasnt made out of old recycled ebay parts. I went all out and bought:

 

An AMD Ryzen 3700x:

An MSI RTX 2060 6gb

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F motherboard

 EVGA 850 Bq, 80+ Bronze 850W PSU

16gb of T-Force 2600Mhz RAM 2x8

these are all brand new components. I was using the stock cooler that came with the CPU.

And everything was AMAZING. I went to look around in the bios for a bit. Never owned a real gaming motherboard before, I changed exactly one number, I forgot what it was. Something to do with the CPU. I exit the bios and the computer then would not post, and never posted again.

 

First thing i tried doing was resetting the bios. I took the cmos battery out, unplugged everything and shorted the clear cmos pins. Tried turning it on, no post. I get no beep codes, i get two error lights on my motherboard saying VRAM and CPU. So maybe I damaged the board. I had another 16gb ram kit on the way here AND a new nvme m.2 drive on the way, this was very infuriating to me. So I ordered a new motherboard. An ASRock B550M PRO4.

 

After proper installation, I got the same error. no post, no display. Nothing. So I tried replacing my CPU, it got damaged during shipping while trying to return it to Newegg. So they sent it back to me, i ordered ANOTHER Ryzen 3700x. Off amazon instead.

 

After installation of the new cpu, still the same error. the ram kit came in, tried new ram, it was also T-force ram. Still the same error.

 

 

 

 

I quite literally bought a whole other computer at this point. The power supply works completely fine as well as my rtx 2060. As i tested them in other systems. I dont understand anymore and Ive been thinking of buying corsair ram instead of t-force. If this doesnt work, Im out of options and I give up. Does anyone want a broken system? Because I am just about done.

 

Thank you guys so much in advance. I hope i gave enough information. if not then lemme know :)

 

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 I went to look around in the bios for a bit. Never owned a real gaming motherboard before, I changed exactly one number, I forgot what it was. Something to do with the CPU. I exit the bios and the computer then would not post, and never posted again.

1 setting and forgot....

 

ok. New board ram and cpu. Check.

 

Don't know.

Installed and tried booting after clear cmos bare min. No fans just the cpu. No lighting and no drives. Nothing in the USB ports.

Remove the case switches from the front panel and start the board with a screw driver. 

Can always mock this up on the box and not in the case.

 

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PSU, tested in another system. Well try the other system's power supply in your rig too. 

Be sure motherboard standoffs are in the right locations and no extras.

 

Can also try - 

Update the bios without the cpu installed.


- If it ain't broken, don't fix it! 

- Your post codes and beep codes in the drop down below.

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24 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

1 setting and forgot....

 

ok. New board ram and cpu. Check.

 

Don't know.

Installed and tried booting after clear cmos bare min. No fans just the cpu. No lighting and no drives. Nothing in the USB ports.

Remove the case switches from the front panel and start the board with a screw driver. 

Can always mock this up on the box and not in the case.

 

__

PSU, tested in another system. Well try the other system's power supply in your rig too. 

Be sure motherboard standoffs are in the right locations and no extras.

 

Can also try - 

Update the bios without the cpu installed.

Okay, we just tried that. Cleared cmos, nothing powered except board and cpu. Same issue, tried with and without gpu.. Also tried on another board, same issue, hopefully the error codes on this board are helpful. It's an Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming board. It flashes yellow, then red, then yellow again, then red again, then white, and it stays white until he cuts power.

He apparently was also to make it only light yellow by putting only one T-Force stick in the slot farthest to the right. I don't understand that since all of those sticks were working previously.

 

Can't test the other PSU in this system because can only provide 4-pin cpu power. 

 

Both boards do not have a feature to update the bios with no cpu installed.

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