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First Boot (no display)

by Eric423 / November 29, 2017 11:23 PM PST

Everything spins and lights up, including my peripherals (can even change numlock/capslock on keyboard).

I'm not sure if mobo is short circuiting because I didn't use brass stands (only came with 2 brass stands)
There are parts of the case that are lifted where the mobo screws in so I think it's fine?

I've tested it without the graphics card, it does the same thing.

I tested a working monitor.

RAM is seated correctly, when the RAM wasn't seated correctly, everything would turn on and spin except for the peripherals, and it would restart every 30 seconds.

The issue may be the RAM because it is 2800mhz, which is not supported by the motherboard or CPU, however I read that the computer should still be able to use the RAM by underclocking the speed.

It didn't come with an internal speaker for POST, but I have a spare. I'm not sure if there is any place to put it in though. (I linked mobo manual below, in-case anyone knows if I can plug in this speaker)
There is a connection for "Power LED and Speaker Header (SPK_PLED1)" I don't know if that's the proper place to connect it, it's 7 pins, one row of 4 and one row of 3 below.

I removed the CMOS battery for a couple of minutes and put it back in (I think it took longer for the peripherals to light up when I did this)

Here's my build:

NOTE: I bought this cheap/old video card because the build I'm using didn't really require heavy graphics (I hope it's not the problem)

AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory
Thermaltake - Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6540 1GB PCI-E Low Profile Video Card 0WH7F Refurbished

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by Bob__B / November 30, 2017 10:06 AM PST

Take the mobo out of the case and set it on a piece of cardboard.....test
Nothing else connected or plugged in.
Visit your local pc shop and see if they have some stand offs they can sell you.

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I searched it up and my case is designed to not need standof
by Eric423 / November 30, 2017 5:22 PM PST
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I searched it up and my case is designed to not need standoff's since the holes where it get's screwed in is raised. I should probably still bread-board it though after I test the new RAM in the mail

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That CPU shows it needs a BIOS beyond 1.0.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2017 10:23 AM PST
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Not something I considered
by Eric423 / November 30, 2017 5:24 PM PST

Good suggestion since this was not something I even considered. I looked at the link you posted and at the top it states:

"*AMD Ryzen CPU is able to boot up with all BIOS versions. To optimized AMD Ryzen CPU, please update the BIOS to the same as list or later version."

So I believe the BIOS updates are only for optimization, however, I will look more into it if I don't get it working by then.

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The thing is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2017 5:34 PM PST

My buddies that make calls and do repairs have learned that for Ryzen that for now you always get the BIOS current. They do this because odd problems that seemed to have nothing to do with what the BIOS update wrote about, still fixed too many.

I understand that average PC users fear this. I've never lost a board in decades. Use to own repair shops, and now, just help out. Your time to invest. Seems odd to me to pass this up.

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