Well FML.. Motherboard Needs RMA/Returned & Possible CPU or RAM Replacement.

in blog •  9 days ago

Seems that a much needed break on things f*cking up has yet to be realized in my life! Recently I'd ordered a new motherboard for the Ryzen 7 1800x workstation I built earlier this year but alas the damn thing won't boot either. Pretty damn perturbed or upset to have my computer down this long. Going to try a few more things then ship it back for an RMA.

At this point in time it's got to be either the CPU or RAM.. Which sucks because neither of those pieces are cheap by any means! Stressful to say the least but I NEED to get this workstation running again to get my project files worked on. This sucks!

Never RMA'd anything but by the sound of it the ASROck Taichi I bought to replace the old GIgabyte K5 Gaming motherboard seems to have a track record of having f*cked up RAM slots... SOme report my RAM not working in the board.. others report it working fine.. The main concern was the debug codes thrown by the board indicating the RAM was fried, without any RAM in the damn thing, a clear indicator that the motherboard itself may be an issue.

Also picked up an electric voltage/current tester to see if my PSU's are the issue, desperately trying to figure this out before I get too frustrated and end up taking it to a PC shop in town.

Not a fan of hardware failure nor down time.. I want my damn workhorse back so I can stop obsessing over how damn much it's going to cost to get it running.. Already losing like +$5 a day given I can't use my GPU's on the thing to mine crypto when the thing won't boot.


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Memtest will determine if it's the ram or not.

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Would need it to post or work to get into memtest

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Would you happen to have some of the same type of ram, or some you can borrow from a friend? Should it boot, with the borrowed ram, then it's the cpu or mb. If it still doesn't boot, I'd send back the board and cpu. Unless you have another board around you can test the cpu with? :)

I know how it can suck to have to send stuff back. 25+ years working on computers. lol

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Everyone I know is running DDR3 systems it seems. Bah!

Testing leads and voltages here shortly.

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Hello.

good luck with your system @kyle

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Indeed.. The creator knows I needs it!

Be patient @klye. Hopefully quickly improved and there is no future problem. Hopefully your work is always smooth.

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If my work was smooth I'd be lambo rich already! Struggle is my middle name. :D

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I too would feel happy if smooth. :-). The middle name is very good. The battle is limitless. :-)

Oh it suck when that happens, I hope you can figure out what is the trouble for your PC. It will be a horde of issue to check including the voltages and such.