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  1. Hope your build will be as painless as possible Making sure the BIOS flash actually succeeded really proved the key yesterday in our x570 tomahawk build.
  2. Hello friends. This is not a cry for help rather than some useful tips I wish the MSI manual would have told me before trying to flash the BIOS using the built in BIOS Flash button. Disclaimer: I have not tried many MSI boards, so this may not apply to all. First and foremost, this is what the manual (MAG B550 Tomahawk) says: That is all good, and of course they don't lie. But I feel that they leave details out that I would have loved in there. So here are my list of additions: Do not use a USB3 stick (I never did it myself but I have hear
  3. UPDATE My brother in law got the response back from the vendor that the motherboard was scratched... No refund but they believe they have a friend which could be able to fix it. IN THE MEANTIME I today helped a friend of mine build another new Ryzen 5600X system. This one with almost identical specs, but the motherboard being MAG x570 WIFI instead of B550. This build I was able to be present at, hands on, and guess what. CPU led lit, no post at all. We had to take a break now inbetween, but I had time to try to flash the bios with a USB twice (seemed like it
  4. Yeah non taken. I know it became a bit of an essay. I guess my approach to descring the issue was a bit silly... The doesn't boot from cold start is a rather new realisation, which we have reached by trying various tips from the answers in the thread. We have tried boots without any drives, without just the m.2 and so on. Almost any possible combination thst makes up a pc on paper. And yea, obviously we have not even gotten close to installing windows. The motherboard, RAM and CPU are soon on their way to the vendor's support. Just hope it is the motherboar
  5. I am sorry if you can't handle all the information.I did my best to be as thorough as possible in my explanations, but as english is not my first language, I guess I confused you. If you read everything and find the info, you would know that the pc won't post no matter what components are or aren't plugged. It posts once after having the CMOS battery out for an hour, if it gets turned off in between it no longer boots. Installing windows on anything is far away. As for the paragraphs I apologize. I did my best to format it as well as I could. I don't think my paragraphs are what i
  6. I am sorry if you are having a hard time following, I am just trying not to leave any details out. Bottom line: The PC posts when it has stood for abt an hour (whether that is because of the cmos battery being out during that time or not, I dont know). Rebooting (saving bios settings without changing anything), still allows the pc to post. If we pull the plug or turn it off completely in any way though, and then boot, it no longer posts (no changes made anywhere). I agree that it sounds like a PSU issue, thouhgh the very same PSU works fine with another system...
  7. You make excellent points and I agree to all of them. I hope my friend, who will debug this system tomorrow (I hope), will read this and try repeatedly holding the power button to test the theory. No matter what it is, it is odd... Will be interesting to get to know where the issue lies. He should be able to find it by trial and error using a known working system (something my brother in law, did not have available).
  8. Okay another update for you guys. Yesterday we tried some more debugging. The last thing we tried last time was to have every component installed, and reset CMOS by removing the battery for a long time. This did not work and the system did not post, leading us again to think something is wrong with some component. The first thing we did today was to remove the RAM stick we inserted last time (As last time the DRAM LED was lit), try to reset CMOS by first shorting the CMOS pins (Using the reset button Lifehack!) and then draining the power of the system with the power cord unp
  9. Final update of tonight. Having installed all components again, left CMOS out for an hour, reseated and booted, we can say that it still won't boot. This indicates that it is probably something that we added that caused the issue. Yes we are aware this was not the smartest, to put everything in at once, but we are tired now so give us some slack The interesting part is, after the CMOS reset, with all components installed, the CPU led is no longer lit, instead the DRAM LED is lit, and of course it is no longer posting. Tomorrow we continue with removing the RAM stick we added last,
  10. That remains to be seen. We are resetting it a second time now (by waiting, next time we will try the quicker way). But yes, I fear that could be the case, but we will soon know for sure. If not now then tomorrow. We will try to boot it once, if it works, then change nothing and boot again to make sure. Will keep you posted
  11. If only our solution would be as simple. As we got it to post once now after, we have confirmed we are running the latest (Non BETA) BIOS, released on 2020-11-04. So the BIOS version should not be our problem
  12. let's hope you are both wrong and that it is something else.. Ohh. Well I am unsure if he had the PSU in the ON position while doing it. As I said, we are 300km apart connected by voice calls I will check with him. It would be nice if that turns out to be the clearing issue at least. Identifying the actual problem still remains though. I agree, PSU or CPU most likely
  13. Yes sorry that is what I meant. We are trying that now. Although maybe stupidly in the other order, unplugging everything we just added, trying again. That did not work. Now trying to clear CMOS again with your method but it does not seem to work. Not sure if 5 seconds is enough in our case. Now testing to hold it down longer while battery unplugged Edit: We are going to try "our CMOS reset method", with all components installed. We are fearing that a CMOS reset fixes it temporarily, but it only works for one boot, the second fails no matter if change hardware things or not. We wil
  14. True all you say. I just figured this CMOS jumper shorting thing would work well and efficiently as described (never used it myself). Also, regarding that, I read on the MSI B350, you should have the power cord plugged while doing the jumper thingy, but for the B550 it says it should be unplugged... Not sure if they are both true or which one is... We tried both Also, at the time of writing, we installed the other RAM, the SSD, the HDD and now it no longer posts... WHAT.
  15. Believe it or not. I just managed to finish this beast of a forum post, and the very last thing we were trying , ends up working! We posted! I honestly have no idea how the CMOS had not been cleared before (I even thought BIOS flashes would reset the BIOS settings?), but it looks like the shorting of pins and the not so lengthy removals of the CMOS battery earlier, had not worked. Why the shorting had not been successful is beyond me, the battery removal was probably not long enough. Anyway, I am so happy we finally posted. Now we will try to get the ssd, hdd a
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