A320M PRO-VD PLUS Ez debug cpu light white after R5 3600 install

yuvalsmith123f029a

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I had an R3 1200 that I replaced with a R5 3600.
When I initially changed the processor and fan, I got no post, I went back to the R3 1200, updated the bios with flash, and still have no post on the R5 3600.
The white CPU light is on when I turn on the computer, none of my pins are are bent, I've reset the CMOS, but now the white light goes on even when I use my R3 1200. Everything was fine before I swapped to the new CPU, now I can't access the bios.

All help is appreciated,
Thank you
 

flyingv2815b702e7

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The new BIOS is no going backward unless you can get the new cpu to work.
In other words, your BIOS rom is too small to hold the table for all of the models,
so to make room for the 3000 series, support for earlier series was removed.
Strip down to minimum hw, one ram stick in A2 (try both sticks if you have to), check cpu power
check gpu power, build outside of a case on the motherboard box.
 

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When clearing the cmos did you follow the method in the manual, or did you unplug the computer first; then remove the battery and left it for awhile?
 

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When clearing the cmos did you follow the method in the manual, or did you unplug the computer first; then remove the battery and left it for awhile?
I've unplugged the battery for a while and left it, also tried jumping the JBAT1 pins. My R3 1200 still has no post and the white cpu debug light is on. I think I am going to get a Gigabyte B450M DS3H tomorrow, which should work for my R5 3600? Do you think this will work? I'm thinking now that something may be bad with my motherboard as both CPUs get the white light, and I should get a MOBO where I don't have to install a beta bios to get my cpu to work.
 

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I've unplugged the battery for a while and left it, also tried jumping the JBAT1 pins. My R3 1200 still has no post and the white cpu debug light is on. I think I am going to get a Gigabyte B450M DS3H tomorrow, which should work for my R5 3600? Do you think this will work? I'm thinking now that something may be bad with my motherboard as both CPUs get the white light, and I should get a MOBO where I don't have to install a beta bios to get my cpu to work.
By unplug the computer I mean from mains power before you do anything. Then you take the battery out and leave it for 15 mins. Then you put the battery back then plug the computer back into the mains. As for the gigabyte board, it will work, but a bios update may be required. After clearing the CMOS correctly, try the r5 in there for boot with minimal hardware connected.
 

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By unplug the computer I mean from mains power before you do anything. Then you take the battery out and leave it for 15 mins. Then you put the battery back then plug the computer back into the mains. As for the gigabyte board, it will work, but a bios update may be required.
Will a bios update be required to get post? The issue i'm having now is not even being able to update the bios. Do you think the onboard gigabyte bios will post as it comes out of box, for the R5 3600?
 

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Will a bios update be required to get post? The issue i'm having now is not even being able to update the bios. Do you think the onboard gigabyte bios will post as it comes out of box, for the R5 3600?
If it is 3000 series ready it will say on the box. Otherwise a bios update will be needed. When you did the bios update for your board; did you format the usb drive to use fat32, before copying the bios file across?
 

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Will a bios update be required to get post? The issue i'm having now is not even being able to update the bios. Do you think the onboard gigabyte bios will post as it comes out of box, for the R5 3600?
If getting a new board then why not just get a 500 series Chipset as you have a 3000 CPU all ready no need to worry about the bios working with the CPU
 
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