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R5 3600 + MSI B450 Gaming Plus suddenly won't even POST after two weeks of working perfectly...

To begin, I've got: 

- R5 3600 @ Stock

- 16GB DDR4-3600 (running at the default speeds to make sure that's not the problem)

- MSI B450 Gaming Plus

- Asus TURBO GTX 960

 

Built it around two weeks ago and it was working fine until today. I've tried resetting the CMOS already, and also unplugging the Reset Switch connector as MSI B450 boards apparently have problems with that, but no dice. Anyone have ideas?

 

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Just now, venomx said:

Tried a different BIOS firmware ?

I updated it before building just to make sure seeing as the mobo is a gen. older. I assumed it was fine because it's been running like a dream the past two weeks.

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When you switch it on what happens? Do you the fans spin and continue spinning until you cut the power? 

 

I believe your board also has DEBUG LED's, can you say which ones stay lit when you attempt to boot the system? 

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8 minutes ago, 8-Bit Ninja said:

When you switch it on what happens? Do you the fans spin and continue spinning until you cut the power? 

 

I believe your board also has DEBUG LED's, can you say which ones stay lit when you attempt to boot the system? 

Just a screen of black nothingness. Fans are fine (albeit a little louder than usual when I power it on), and yeah once I cut power they stop normally.

 

As for the LEDs, I'll let you know ASAP. Didn't even know my mobo had them.

 

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6 minutes ago, Noirgheos said:

Just a screen of black nothingness. Fans are fine (albeit a little louder than usual when I power it on), and yeah once I cut power they stop normally.

 

As for the LEDs, I'll let you know ASAP. Didn't even know my mobo had them.

 

Most people surprisingly don’t, but they make life so much easier. 

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11 minutes ago, 8-Bit Ninja said:

Most people surprisingly don’t, but they make life so much easier. 

Uh well, none of them are on. Fans and all are still running too.

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18 minutes ago, 8-Bit Ninja said:

Most people surprisingly don’t, but they make life so much easier. 

Actually, the CPU, VGA, then BOOT debug LEDs turn on sequentially when I press the power button, but they don't stay on.

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3 minutes ago, Noirgheos said:

Actually, the CPU, VGA, then BOOT debug LEDs turn on sequentially when I press the power button, but they don't stay on.

Interesting, that would imply the system is actually booting. I know your CPU doesn't have onboard graphics, do you have a spare or know someone who could lend you their GPU to quickly swap in and confirm its not a dead GPU. 

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1 minute ago, 8-Bit Ninja said:

Interesting, that would imply the system is actually booting. I know your CPU doesn't have onboard graphics, do you have a spare or know someone who could lend you their GPU to quickly swap in and confirm its not a dead GPU. 

Unfortunately not.

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your system seems to work correctly.

 

is the monitor working?

 

monitor on?

try different monitor power cable?

different HDMI or displayport cable?

plugged in to the gpu and not in the motherboard?

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1 minute ago, SavageNeo said:

your system seems to work correctly.

 

is the monitor working?

 

monitor on?

try different monitor power cable?

different HDMI or displayport cable?

plugged in to the gpu and not in the motherboard?

Literally you took the words out of my mouth (out of my hands??) as I was typing a reply. I would even try a different monitor input if you have multiples.

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32 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

your system seems to work correctly.

 

is the monitor working?

 

monitor on?

try different monitor power cable?

different HDMI or displayport cable?

plugged in to the gpu and not in the motherboard?

 

29 minutes ago, Flannelist said:

Literally you took the words out of my mouth (out of my hands??) as I was typing a reply. I would even try a different monitor input if you have multiples.

Monitor is on, tried a different power cable, Ryzen has no iGPU so I can't test that. I do have some information though, this started as I clicked restart in Windows and it wouldn't turn back on. 

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1 minute ago, Noirgheos said:

 

Monitor is on, tried a different power cable, Ryzen has no iGPU so I can't test that. 

another pc to test with? it seems like your pc does boot but you wont get any signal. this can be still another problem but not as likely as monitor problem.

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Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

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Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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Ask me anything :)

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Just now, SavageNeo said:

another pc to test with? it seems like your pc does boot but you wont get any signal. this can be still another problem but not as likely as monitor problem.

None at all. I'm going to try to get a clunker GPU just to test out if I have display or not, but that likely won't be for a few dats. Any other ideas?

 

I forgot to add, but this all started when I clicked restart in Windows instead of shut down. Ever since, this happened and not even the BIOS splash shows up.

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