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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 07:36 AM - Thread Starter
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DRAM led constant orange, System randomly not posting, Asus Strix X570-F Gaming, 3950X, G.Skill neo

Hey guys,

so I've got two problems here.

My parts:
Asus Strix X570-F Gaming
AMD 3950X
64GB G Skill NEO, DDR4 3600 CL16 (4x 16GB)
GTX 1080 TI
Samsung 970 EVO



Problem #1:
I built this machine three weeks ago and it sometimes keeps getting stuck at (not even) boot since a few days. The system basically works and I got to install WIN 10 and everything else I need.
On Monday the DRAM-led started to glow orange permanently when I tried to start the machine.
I then removed all the memory sticks and tried to boot with every single module in the first slot.
Somehow every single stick works and it boots.
I then put them all back in and it worked like a charm, did one run of memtest86 and no errors.

Today on Friday the same thing happend again after I put it to hibernate and it woke up randomly from an "unknown source".
Instead of taking every module out again, I just removed the CMOS battery and cleared the cmos with a jumper.
The system then restarted a few times and booted, so this also worked.

Anything I can do now to prevent this?
Any tips?

Problem #2:
I don't know if this is somehow connected to my other problem, but the system periodically keeps waking from hibernate.
I set wake timers to off and removed the option on my periphery devices to wake the system.
But still, the system keeps waking from hibernate.
The event viewer just shows it has woken because of an "unknown source".

Any thoughts on that matter?

Thanks!

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UPDATE:

I sent back the motherboard, CPU and RAM.
CPU and RAM are still in RMA and I could exchange the motherboard to another model.
I now have got the Strix X570-E (should have a better VRM and has post code).

As I said CPU and RAM are still not here. I now took the 3950x and 2400mhz DDR4 from another (working) machine. And I was floored -- as far as I can tell it's the same post error: the DRAM led glows again orange and the post code of the new board shows "0d".
Did a bios flashback to the latest version via USB, but same thing over again - can't post. I then also swapped the PSU from the other machine. Still the same postcode.
I have no idea what's going on, but it seems AMD systems have quite some problems with memory/posting.
I put everything back into the other machine (which has got a X570-f lol) and am now writing from it...

Any thoughts on this?

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Update the motherboard's BIOS to the latest version. 3950X isn't supported by default on X570.

EDIT: Hmm...it should work with any BIOS version on the Strix E. Weird...

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Yeah, as I wrote - I did a bios flash via USB to the latest version.
Cleared the CMOS, flashed again - but nothing changed.

EDIT: yeah it's really weird, I can't tell what's wrong. Also tried various combinations of single/dual ram configurations and so on.
Could it be that two new X570 motherboards are faulty?!

EDIT 2: I oredered a different (QVL verified) RAM today and will check if maybe the board is not compatible with the 2400mhz ram (although it works on the other X570-f).
Will report back.

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