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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    Damn - I'm embarrassed to admit this. Criccio, you hit the nail on the head with your PSU comment. I realized that the only other important component that involves the CPU is its power supply. Sure enough I checked the connections under the case and the CPU connector had somehow shifted and was...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    Everything is out. I removed the RAM stick and my M.2 NVme SSD. Just the CPU and cooler is left. I replaced the Noctua with the stock cooler just in case but same CPU error. I feel like there's something so obvious staring at me in the face but I can't see it. I do have a spare PSU but the one...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    Now I'm beginning to freak out. I just replaced both the motherboard and the Ryzen 3600x and I'm still getting the dreaded 8 code along with the steady CPU LED light. Is it possible that the Noctua NH-12S cooler is on too tight (or not tight enough)? I can't imagine why this would happen on two...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    I got the ROG Crosshair MB and have a question on the Bios version. The new board states that it has 2304 Bios but the website is a bit confusing on whether to flash the Bios or not. It states " If your motherboard BIOS version number is greater than the BIOS version listed above (which is...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    A bit off topic but I decided to return the motherboard and try the ROG Crosshair VII, which I'll be picking up later today. I unscrewed the Noctua cooler from the AMD socket on the MSI MB but was surprised to see the cooler was stuck to the chip to the point where it came out with the cooler...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    I just realized that if I power up the motherboard without any components installed, including the CPU, and still get the red CPU light engaged, that would seem to point to a motherboard issue, right? I want to be sure it's not lighting because it's not detecting a CPU.
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    I lost power at the house for a couple of days so I was unable to work on the build. I did run the Bios update with all components removed but I'm still getting the red CPU light with nothing installed on the board. I'll see if Micro Center will allow me to swap for another CPU to rule it out as...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    Thanks - I decided to detach the CPU heatsink and CPU to be sure they looked ok. No bent pins and it seated fine. After reattaching the cpu and cooler I fired it up and still see the CPU LED red light - very frustrating. I would have thought the BIOS update would have gotten past any CPU...
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    MSI B450 Tomahawk Build issue

    Hey Guys - I'm in the midst of building a new Ryzen 3600x system with the Tomahawk Max board and I'm trying to get past an issue with the CPU LED red light staying on when powering up. I had the system fully loaded with CPU, RAM, GPU all installed but was unable to get the monitor to display...
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    Having regrets on the Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 cooler

    I know the Fractal Design 7 comes with 3 140mm fans, two in front and one in the back. I bought an extra fan just in case but I'm debating on putting it in front with the other two fans or making it an intake add-on at the top of the case. I'll try both setups and see how the temps react.
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    Having regrets on the Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 cooler

    I decided to return the NH-L9a and ordered the NH-U12S chroma Black cooler. I just didn't want to chance seeing marginal temps and being forced to swap the smaller cooler out. I can also opt to attach a second NF-F12 fan should the need arise. I have to wait a few days before it arrives but the...
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    Having regrets on the Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 cooler

    I'm in the process of beginning my new system build with the following components: - Ryzen 3600x CPU - MSI B450 Tomahawk Plus Motherboard - Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB - Fractal Design Define 7 case - Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 cooler - EVGA SuperNova 650 G+ 80 Plus Gold PSU - WD_Black SN750 500GB...
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    Vendors price difference on the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

    Wow - nice info. Appreciate it. I'm now leaning towards an X570 model after some additional research due to the PCIe 4.0 slots and support for future Rygen 4 CPUs. Only main caveat is finding one - amazing how many of these MBs are out of stock.
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    Vendors price difference on the Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

    Hi All - new member here. I'm looking into starting a new build soon and was reviewing this Asus ROG Crosshair VI motherboard as an option. Amazon is currently listing it at $169 but Microcenter has it for $120. They appear to be the exact same board but I wanted to run this by the forum in case...
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