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Question boot loop in 3&4, nvme not showing

TheBigMass

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Jul 12, 2013
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Hello there. I bought ALL brand new parts and they arrived 19.5.20
Intel I3-9100F (4 core, 4 threads)
Aerocool Cylon 4 CPU Cooler
Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (WiFi)
2x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200mhz
Seasonic Focus 650w 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular
Asus RX580 Arez Dual OC 8GB
500GB Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD

When I have ram in slots:
1 - boots
2 - boots
3 - boot loop
4 - boot loop
1&2 runs but no display
1&3 boot loop
1&4 boot loop
2&3 boot loop
2&4 boot loop
3&4 boot loop

Any idea what the problem could be? I believe to have narrowed it down to motherboard or CPU.

Also when I do get it to boot with one stick in (slot 1 or 2) I can't see my m.2 nvme Kingston a2000 in the bios. When I go to install windows 10, there are no drives showing to install windows 10 on. There are no other SSDs or HDDs connected either.

I have not updated the bios and not sure what version it's on (will check when I'm home), could that be why it's not showing? I have an x570 version of the same board and had no problems with my Ryzen 9 3900x or ram, or the Samsung 970 Evo plus nvme. Fitted, and booted up (the only problem was it wouldn't boot windows because the wireless drivers needed updating and had to turn the lan off in the bios to get it to boot properly)
 

Muadib

Lifer
May 30, 2000
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Hello there. I bought ALL brand new parts and they arrived 19.5.20
Intel I3-9100F (4 core, 4 threads)
Aerocool Cylon 4 CPU Cooler
Asus TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (WiFi)
2x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200mhz
Seasonic Focus 650w 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular
Asus RX580 Arez Dual OC 8GB
500GB Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD

When I have ram in slots:
1 - boots
2 - boots
3 - boot loop
4 - boot loop
1&2 runs but no display
1&3 boot loop
1&4 boot loop
2&3 boot loop
2&4 boot loop
3&4 boot loop

Any idea what the problem could be? I believe to have narrowed it down to motherboard or CPU.

Also when I do get it to boot with one stick in (slot 1 or 2) I can't see my m.2 nvme Kingston a2000 in the bios. When I go to install windows 10, there are no drives showing to install windows 10 on. There are no other SSDs or HDDs connected either.

I have not updated the bios and not sure what version it's on (will check when I'm home), could that be why it's not showing? I have an x570 version of the same board and had no problems with my Ryzen 9 3900x or ram, or the Samsung 970 Evo plus nvme. Fitted, and booted up (the only problem was it wouldn't boot windows because the wireless drivers needed updating and had to turn the lan off in the bios to get it to boot properly)
After looking at the manual for your board, the ram slots are labeled B1, B2, A1, A2. Since you have 2 ram sticks, you should be putting them in B2 and A2. Slot B1 is the one closest to the CPU.
If you are using just 1 ram stick, you should place it in A2.

Which of the two M2 slots did you put the SSD? Did you try moving it to the other slot?
 
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