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Yor definition of small town and mine differ so much it not funny, In my Closest town about 10 mile away there be a total population of 1,500 Now for the Big town that is 40 mile away has 15,000 no compute shop one small electrical shop. Supermarket there be Coles, Aldi and IGA. I buy almost all electronics online. Oh i'm in Australia
I don't buy stuff online as I am not comfortable with it. Neither do I experiment with computer hardware much.. it's true that there is no hardware store for computer peripherals 5 kilometres around me. And since metros and other transport are not active since lockdown, I am on my own as of now.. although I have contacted my retailer and he asked to bring the system to him, there is no way I can do that without metro as it is probably an hour away from my location in metro alone.. so I don't even think of any other means of going there, and that's not an option for me as well...
 

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Yor definition of small town and mine differ so much it not funny, In my Closest town about 10 mile away there be a total population of 1,500 Now for the Big town that is 40 mile away has 15,000 no compute shop one small electrical shop. Supermarket there be Coles, Aldi and IGA. I buy almost all electronics online. Oh i'm in Australia
Really? Wow! We have smaller towns as well, but only 6 with more than 100K. And this for a country with 5.5 million people and 338 000 sq Km (160 000 sq mi). I bet somewhere like China my hometown wouldn't even be on most of the the maps! :p Anyway, after living in Seoul for years all cities feel small to me. Gee, how I miss Seoul. *sigh*
 
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Really? Wow! We have smaller towns as well, but only 6 with more than 100K. And this for a country with 5.5 million people and 338 000 sq Km (160 000 sq mi). I bet somewhere like China my hometown wouldn't even be most of the the maps! :p Anyway, after living in Seoul for years all cities feel small to me. Gee, how I miss Seoul. *sigh*
That would be about 10 to 15 cattle and sheep Farms in Australia.
 

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I don't buy stuff online as I am not comfortable with it. Neither do I experiment with computer hardware much.. it's true that there is no hardware store for computer peripherals 5 kilometres around me. And since metros and other transport are not active since lockdown, I am on my own as of now.. although I have contacted my retailer and he asked to bring the system to him, there is no way I can do that without metro as it is probably an hour away from my location in metro alone.. so I don't even think of any other means of going there, and that's not an option for me as well...
Oh, what country are you in? Are there collection services you could use to send your board in for repair? Personally I think you need a new bios chip and someone to replace it for you.
 
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Long Read: Ryzen 7 3700X, MSI B550 A Pro Proseries - Won't POST after attempted BIOS update, CPU LED light constantly on.

Okay, I'm having the exact same problem. Newer board, newer chip. Been working on cmos reset and I've tried almost everything I could think of, and I really think one click totally bricked the machine that I spent so much time putting together and doing everything to make it the best for ME.

Mid Sept 2020 to Early Oct 2020 I was piecing out parts from newegg and amazon and trying to grab a few dollars off here or there but still make a powerful machine. My MSI board came from Amazon and it's return window closed Oct 25th, 8 days ago.

My computer was up and running for 3 weeks, almost a month. Everything was smooth and I really like the AMD 3 series. I had accessed the BIOS maybe 4-5 times, when it first started, and then for a couple tweaks, nothing OC though, the chip was fast enough for me. MSI Live Update 6 reminded me once a week to update chipset and different peripherals to a slightly higher firmware if there was anything new. Each time was a BIOS update that I skipped, until I realised I was on A00 and A30 was out, so I added the BIOS. At first, black screen. Waited 20 minutes then turned off my computer. Started it back up and all I got was a black screen, and I couldn't see inside the computer because it is in a carrier under my desk off the ground.

Tried the MSI.DOC thing and pressing the bios flash button. That did nothing. Finally, I opened her up and saw the CPU LED on, and saw in a forum post that I should unplug everything except the gpu and cpu. It finally posted. I went to m-flash and with a little trial and error (you can't use an exFAT drive, 2.0 drives work better, and about 4-5 USB ports didnt work, also, changing the BIOS to msi.doc is only if you use the bios flash.) I learned that you format a FAT32 drive, got the BIOS from support that was one model older than the newest one, making sure it would be stable, I entered M Flash. Black screen.

Unplugged for maybe 10 minutes then powered up, CPU LED went off and it loaded me into the M Flash. I had only the one 2.0 stick, the 3 other 3.0's didn't work. I took the file and erased everything else around it except for what I pulled off of MSI BIOS for my mobo and extracted. Finally got M Flash to see it, hovered over it and hit enter, very excited that my BIOS was going to be upgraded, I didn't plan on updating again for maybe a year because of the stress.

Took about 15 minutes, BIOS went to 100% and seemed as though it was loaded perfectly. Manual said self restart after bios update, and it kicked off, came back on, fans were moving, but I got nothing but a black screen and cpu led light. Ive played with the 2 cmos pins 30 times, usually with a screwdriver because I dont have a jumper. Every time I try to turn it on, it gives me the cpu led and the monitor is on standby and never wakes up. I have tried plugging and unplugging the CPU pins, all the USB headers, everything that I could think of. How can I be using internet, flowing through files, watching movies, streaming movies, playing games, and having a computer that runs perfectly for almost a month, and the first time I touch the bios, it acts dead.

If anyone has any ideas for me, I'd be happy to try. I think i'll be buying an ASUS motherboard and rebuilding my project, which makes me really upset.

Current Setup:
Processor: Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU Fan: esports DUO 34 cpu fan (excellent cooling)
MOBO: MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)
GRAPHICS: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC
STORAGE: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280
PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt 650 Modular PSU
MEM: G.Skill RipJaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 CL16-19-19-39 1.35V Dual Channel Desktop Memory
STOR2: WD Black Internal HDD 5 TB

Other peripherals like: wifi 6/BT card, DVD drive, etc.
 

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Long Read: Ryzen 7 3700X, MSI B550 A Pro Proseries - Won't POST after attempted BIOS update, CPU LED light constantly on.

Okay, I'm having the exact same problem. Newer board, newer chip. Been working on cmos reset and I've tried almost everything I could think of, and I really think one click totally bricked the machine that I spent so much time putting together and doing everything to make it the best for ME.

Mid Sept 2020 to Early Oct 2020 I was piecing out parts from newegg and amazon and trying to grab a few dollars off here or there but still make a powerful machine. My MSI board came from Amazon and it's return window closed Oct 25th, 8 days ago.

My computer was up and running for 3 weeks, almost a month. Everything was smooth and I really like the AMD 3 series. I had accessed the BIOS maybe 4-5 times, when it first started, and then for a couple tweaks, nothing OC though, the chip was fast enough for me. MSI Live Update 6 reminded me once a week to update chipset and different peripherals to a slightly higher firmware if there was anything new. Each time was a BIOS update that I skipped, until I realised I was on A00 and A30 was out, so I added the BIOS. At first, black screen. Waited 20 minutes then turned off my computer. Started it back up and all I got was a black screen, and I couldn't see inside the computer because it is in a carrier under my desk off the ground.

Tried the MSI.DOC thing and pressing the bios flash button. That did nothing. Finally, I opened her up and saw the CPU LED on, and saw in a forum post that I should unplug everything except the gpu and cpu. It finally posted. I went to m-flash and with a little trial and error (you can't use an exFAT drive, 2.0 drives work better, and about 4-5 USB ports didnt work, also, changing the BIOS to msi.doc is only if you use the bios flash.) I learned that you format a FAT32 drive, got the BIOS from support that was one model older than the newest one, making sure it would be stable, I entered M Flash. Black screen.

Unplugged for maybe 10 minutes then powered up, CPU LED went off and it loaded me into the M Flash. I had only the one 2.0 stick, the 3 other 3.0's didn't work. I took the file and erased everything else around it except for what I pulled off of MSI BIOS for my mobo and extracted. Finally got M Flash to see it, hovered over it and hit enter, very excited that my BIOS was going to be upgraded, I didn't plan on updating again for maybe a year because of the stress.

Took about 15 minutes, BIOS went to 100% and seemed as though it was loaded perfectly. Manual said self restart after bios update, and it kicked off, came back on, fans were moving, but I got nothing but a black screen and cpu led light. Ive played with the 2 cmos pins 30 times, usually with a screwdriver because I dont have a jumper. Every time I try to turn it on, it gives me the cpu led and the monitor is on standby and never wakes up. I have tried plugging and unplugging the CPU pins, all the USB headers, everything that I could think of. How can I be using internet, flowing through files, watching movies, streaming movies, playing games, and having a computer that runs perfectly for almost a month, and the first time I touch the bios, it acts dead.

If anyone has any ideas for me, I'd be happy to try. I think i'll be buying an ASUS motherboard and rebuilding my project, which makes me really upset.

Current Setup:
Processor: Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU Fan: esports DUO 34 cpu fan (excellent cooling)
MOBO: MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)
GRAPHICS: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC
STORAGE: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280
PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt 650 Modular PSU
MEM: G.Skill RipJaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 CL16-19-19-39 1.35V Dual Channel Desktop Memory
STOR2: WD Black Internal HDD 5 TB

Other peripherals like: wifi 6/BT card, DVD drive, etc.
Did you try power cycling it? Unplug psu from the mains first, then take out the battery. Leave it for 15mins, then put the battery back and then plug the psu into the mains. If you get back to the bios press F6 then F10, accept prompts to save and exit.
 
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I have been scouring the internet all day looking for somebody with the same problem that figured out a solution. So far, I've got: with power on, flip power switch off and then on extremely fast and you will boot. I also have numerous run-ins with "removing the jumper from the computer reset" will fix the problem.

Thank you for reaching out and offering up some help. I had everything unplugged and I tried hitting the cmos, not with a jumper that I dont have, but with my screwdriver. i figured it was close to the same thing as taking out the battery, but I will try that when I get home from work. I know F10 is save and exit. So F6 then F10, I appreciate your help, i'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Long Read: Ryzen 7 3700X, MSI B550 A Pro Proseries - Won't POST after attempted BIOS update, CPU LED light constantly on.

Tried the MSI.DOC thing and pressing the bios flash button.
Not sure if this was a Typo but it is not MSI.DOC but MSI.ROM if not done with correct name it will not work.
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Not sure if this was a Typo but it is not MSI.DOC but MSI.ROM if not done with correct name it will not work.
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Yes, sorry. I read the correct way to flash the bios was to use a usb 2.0 (not sure if that's true or not) and format to FAT32. Unzip and put the main file as the only thing on the drive, as well as change the bios file to MSI.ROM, thank you for spotting that, I had the correct name, because I followed the instructions on the pdf on my phone. Then windows tells you that your file may not be useable with a ROM extension, and you press yes so it goes away. My flash drive, I believe, was exFAT, and even though there isn't a port named Flash BIOS, the schematic showed the one closest to the flash button. I used the button and it instantly lit red. I tried to wait it out for maybe 20 minutes, the light never blinking and staying solid red, I shut down.

When I was using MFlash, at first, the prompt dialog didn't recognize my drive as exFAT, but it took a 32gb FAT32. I took the bios and updated from the base bios that came with the MB, after I had been using it for 3-4 weeks with no problems. In hindsight, I should have left it alone.

Basically, I was happy with the BIOS like it was, but I wanted to do one update to see if there was any settings they added or were missing since my board was created. I had something from June I believe, version 7C56vA0. They released another beta today, but when I got my computer running and tried MFlash and it hung, then power down and power up after about a minute, the MFlash screen said it couldn't read a usb anywhere, so I took out the MSI.ROM and got another drive to format to fat32 and I put only the file of the bios on the drive, no name changing. It finally recognized a device and I watched it install bios:

Version 7C56vA3 Release Date 2020-08-31 File Size 17.61 MB

The one above it was a beta, and the one that came out today is a beta.

While I had it running I got all the other chipsets and drivers and utilities. I tried to have as many MSI pieces and proudly put their dragon logo sticker on my case. That's about to come off.

But using MFlash, I successfully installed the A3 bios to 100%, and after it restarted, the ez led white cpu light is on and no amount of troubleshooting has been able to make it past that point.

I think i'll order an ASUS, or what's a good Mobo in the $150 range? I have 30 days no questions asked to return it to Amazon. If its my CPU, i'll do the same thing and RMA the one that doesn't work. I need a computer. I had a great Ryzen 5 3600 and sold it to my cousin bc prices were coming down and I built this one for $200 more than it cost to build that one with B450, no nvme, and a 1660 Super.

I'm about to reply to Laurence, but I appreciate your help, small mistakes can make big problems, and thank you for reading and offering a constructive observation that I could have easily gotten wrong. BTW, I like your build, 12 cores and 64gb of ram on a mini atx i'm sure is an awesome rig. Especially with the 5700XT. I have a similar setup with the 4k 60hz display. My room is basically where I live, and I have a corner desk with a 27" HP monitor plugged into DP, and a 65" Samsung LED down a little bit where I have a couch, but it's all in the same area. With wireless mouse and keyboard, I like being able to watch my own content when I like, or stream any of your Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, ESPN, and it works out pretty well.
 

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Yes, sorry. I read the correct way to flash the bios was to use a usb 2.0 (not sure if that's true or not) and format to FAT32. Unzip and put the main file as the only thing on the drive, as well as change the bios file to MSI.ROM, thank you for spotting that, I had the correct name, because I followed the instructions on the pdf on my phone. Then windows tells you that your file may not be useable with a ROM extension, and you press yes so it goes away. My flash drive, I believe, was exFAT, and even though there isn't a port named Flash BIOS, the schematic showed the one closest to the flash button. I used the button and it instantly lit red. I tried to wait it out for maybe 20 minutes, the light never blinking and staying solid red, I shut down.

When I was using MFlash, at first, the prompt dialog didn't recognize my drive as exFAT, but it took a 32gb FAT32. I took the bios and updated from the base bios that came with the MB, after I had been using it for 3-4 weeks with no problems. In hindsight, I should have left it alone.

Basically, I was happy with the BIOS like it was, but I wanted to do one update to see if there was any settings they added or were missing since my board was created. I had something from June I believe, version 7C56vA0. They released another beta today, but when I got my computer running and tried MFlash and it hung, then power down and power up after about a minute, the MFlash screen said it couldn't read a usb anywhere, so I took out the MSI.ROM and got another drive to format to fat32 and I put only the file of the bios on the drive, no name changing. It finally recognized a device and I watched it install bios:

Version 7C56vA3 Release Date 2020-08-31 File Size 17.61 MB

The one above it was a beta, and the one that came out today is a beta.

While I had it running I got all the other chipsets and drivers and utilities. I tried to have as many MSI pieces and proudly put their dragon logo sticker on my case. That's about to come off.

But using MFlash, I successfully installed the A3 bios to 100%, and after it restarted, the ez led white cpu light is on and no amount of troubleshooting has been able to make it past that point.

I think i'll order an ASUS, or what's a good Mobo in the $150 range? I have 30 days no questions asked to return it to Amazon. If its my CPU, i'll do the same thing and RMA the one that doesn't work. I need a computer. I had a great Ryzen 5 3600 and sold it to my cousin bc prices were coming down and I built this one for $200 more than it cost to build that one with B450, no nvme, and a 1660 Super.

I'm about to reply to Laurence, but I appreciate your help, small mistakes can make big problems, and thank you for reading and offering a constructive observation that I could have easily gotten wrong. BTW, I like your build, 12 cores and 64gb of ram on a mini atx i'm sure is an awesome rig. Especially with the 5700XT. I have a similar setup with the 4k 60hz display. My room is basically where I live, and I have a corner desk with a 27" HP monitor plugged into DP, and a 65" Samsung LED down a little bit where I have a couch, but it's all in the same area. With wireless mouse and keyboard, I like being able to watch my own content when I like, or stream any of your Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, ESPN, and it works out pretty well.
Unfortunate that the power cycle didn't work. Hopefully your next board will be better. Btw Alan has the 12 core, I'm running the 16 core chip.
 
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Did you try power cycling it? Unplug psu from the mains first, then take out the battery. Leave it for 15mins, then put the battery back and then plug the psu into the mains. If you get back to the bios press F6 then F10, accept prompts to save and exit.
Yup, yesterday after work, the circle quarter size battery was halfway behind my video card, so I took that out, took the battery out, waited 30 minutes, battery back in, gpu back, everything plugged in. Got the power cord to the PSU plugged in, flipped the switch and hit the power on. Stupid EZ LED white CPU light on.

I have an nvme, took that out. started removing wifi/BT card, unplugging things from the mobo, still gave me nothing. unplugged the 2 sata connectors from the psu, one is 5tb hdd and dvd writer, same story. Unplugged all fan headers, re-plugged the sys fans, also the 24 pin and cpu pins, made sure everything was tight. No dice.

I remember putting a little thermal paste on the chip and some more on the heat pipes on the cpu cooler, so i took that apart, and even though there was more paste than usual, none of it was close to the edge. I took it out, reseated it, and it depressed as I pushed down on the metal "closing bar", the same way it did the first time I installed it.

So when I power on, all the fans, the cpu cooler, and cd drive, etc start. The two fans the came with the case have a white led light and they light up and the fans spin. I have 2 noctua 1700rpm 120mm max at the front of the computer to help push air through, then the two 1200rpm 120mm case fans are at the exit lined up with the cooler and the other is mounted inside facing up to vent air out and up. Lights come on, fans push, usb's worked at one time, but I have blank to the screen and the bright white cpu ez light.

Since I suspect the problem to be the motherboard, I think i'm going to use amazon to replace it, and with their 30 day no questions asked refund, i'll test it and if it's the same, i'll try with the cpu, and whichever switches out and was the problem, i'll contact the manufacturer and RMA it. Everything is within 90 days.

Obviously, a smarter person would have better solution and fix for this. I need my computer, and i'm not waiting for a covid RMA which could be months. If I do finally get something back, I'll sell it.

1, any other ideas that I might be overlooking? I don't mind trying something else, but I think I might order a board until i'm sure that this problem is addressed.
2, recommendations for a MB, $150ish, good track record. I like the ASUS brand. I haven't used a Gigabyte before, I might give that a shot.

Thank you for your time and I appreciate that you are trying to help me out, so far everyone on here has been super helpful. Again, I appreciate it very much!
 

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Yup, yesterday after work, the circle quarter size battery was halfway behind my video card, so I took that out, took the battery out, waited 30 minutes, battery back in, gpu back, everything plugged in. Got the power cord to the PSU plugged in, flipped the switch and hit the power on. Stupid EZ LED white CPU light on.

I have an nvme, took that out. started removing wifi/BT card, unplugging things from the mobo, still gave me nothing. unplugged the 2 sata connectors from the psu, one is 5tb hdd and dvd writer, same story. Unplugged all fan headers, re-plugged the sys fans, also the 24 pin and cpu pins, made sure everything was tight. No dice.

I remember putting a little thermal paste on the chip and some more on the heat pipes on the cpu cooler, so i took that apart, and even though there was more paste than usual, none of it was close to the edge. I took it out, reseated it, and it depressed as I pushed down on the metal "closing bar", the same way it did the first time I installed it.

So when I power on, all the fans, the cpu cooler, and cd drive, etc start. The two fans the came with the case have a white led light and they light up and the fans spin. I have 2 noctua 1700rpm 120mm max at the front of the computer to help push air through, then the two 1200rpm 120mm case fans are at the exit lined up with the cooler and the other is mounted inside facing up to vent air out and up. Lights come on, fans push, usb's worked at one time, but I have blank to the screen and the bright white cpu ez light.

Since I suspect the problem to be the motherboard, I think i'm going to use amazon to replace it, and with their 30 day no questions asked refund, i'll test it and if it's the same, i'll try with the cpu, and whichever switches out and was the problem, i'll contact the manufacturer and RMA it. Everything is within 90 days.

Obviously, a smarter person would have better solution and fix for this. I need my computer, and i'm not waiting for a covid RMA which could be months. If I do finally get something back, I'll sell it.

1, any other ideas that I might be overlooking? I don't mind trying something else, but I think I might order a board until i'm sure that this problem is addressed.
2, recommendations for a MB, $150ish, good track record. I like the ASUS brand. I haven't used a Gigabyte before, I might give that a shot.

Thank you for your time and I appreciate that you are trying to help me out, so far everyone on here has been super helpful. Again, I appreciate it very much!
Well on the AMD platform it's very board specific. So all the brands sell [***CENSORED***] and awesome boards, at all price points. The trick is looking at the reviews to get a good picture. B550 board for sure at $150. I look to you tube and tech spot for my info on what's hot.
 
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Unfortunate that the power cycle didn't work. Hopefully your next board will be better. Btw Alan has the 12 core, I'm running the 16 core chip.
That is sweet! If you don't mind, what do you do that 16 cores helps with? I probably don't need 8 cores, but I just like it. 6 cores was pretty much okay for what my day to day was. So the r9 3900X is a 12 core chip and the 3950X is a 16? That's twice what I have, and I thought I was killin' it.

I thought my 7648 on passmark was pretty good, although for what I use it for it's good. You've got to be up there with some of the top pc's, or within a few hundred anyway. They have $1,500 graphics cards and custom liquid cooling. I might be able to swing a 3900X or 3950X after the zen 3 stuff comes out. I'd love to have cores stock at 5.0ghz. AMD definitely stepped it up.

I still have some tweaking to do, but I need a working computer to do that kinda thing. This was just for fun anyway, i'm not trying to beat anyone, i'm trying to have a stable computer that does what I want when I need it.
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Well on the AMD platform it's very board specific. So all the brands sell [***CENSORED***] and awesome boards, at all price points. The trick is looking at the reviews to get a good picture. B550 board for sure at $150. I look to you tube and tech spot for my info on what's hot.
Okay, good to know. Thanks for the tips. I don't always trust the reviews on newegg or amazon, but some larger tech blogs like tech spot and some others come to mind to look for a solid board. Good looking out, and youtube top 5 amd boards of 2020 sounds like a good jumping point. I'm gonna do a little research too because b550 is nice but it seems like x570 is going to be more future proof and possibly a little more that I want to spend. Hmm, I'll have to dig in. Thanks so much, really! I'll let you know what becomes of this nightmare.
 

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Okay, good to know. Thanks for the tips. I don't always trust the reviews on newegg or amazon, but some larger tech blogs like tech spot and some others come to mind to look for a solid board. Good looking out, and youtube top 5 amd boards of 2020 sounds like a good jumping point. I'm gonna do a little research too because b550 is nice but it seems like x570 is going to be more future proof and possibly a little more that I want to spend. Hmm, I'll have to dig in. Thanks so much, really! I'll let you know what becomes of this nightmare.
Fair enough, as for what I do with 16 cores, not a lot lol. 2020 was planned to be a different year to how it's gone. So I just game on it, I wanted a computer that would last 5 years. 3950x will last that long, but note it won't run at 5ghz.
 

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That is sweet! If you don't mind, what do you do that 16 cores helps with? I probably don't need 8 cores, but I just like it. 6 cores was pretty much okay for what my day to day was. So the r9 3900X is a 12 core chip and the 3950X is a 16? That's twice what I have, and I thought I was killin' it.

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I went the 12 core and 64gig as I do Photo touch up and repairs for Friends and People they know and the More grunt is less waiting when hitting apply changes My old PC Hades Canyon same GPU and 32GB mem would take 30 to 60 seconds to rerender the photo now it takes 5 seconds. I max out the Photo Res as much as Possible so end up working with very large Files. And I do some photography as well and. But for games and day to day stuff it is way over the top.
 
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Long Read: Ryzen 7 3700X, MSI B550 A Pro Proseries - Won't POST after attempted BIOS update, CPU LED light constantly on.

Okay, I'm having the exact same problem. Newer board, newer chip. Been working on cmos reset and I've tried almost everything I could think of, and I really think one click totally bricked the machine that I spent so much time putting together and doing everything to make it the best for ME.

Mid Sept 2020 to Early Oct 2020 I was piecing out parts from newegg and amazon and trying to grab a few dollars off here or there but still make a powerful machine. My MSI board came from Amazon and it's return window closed Oct 25th, 8 days ago.

My computer was up and running for 3 weeks, almost a month. Everything was smooth and I really like the AMD 3 series. I had accessed the BIOS maybe 4-5 times, when it first started, and then for a couple tweaks, nothing OC though, the chip was fast enough for me. MSI Live Update 6 reminded me once a week to update chipset and different peripherals to a slightly higher firmware if there was anything new. Each time was a BIOS update that I skipped, until I realised I was on A00 and A30 was out, so I added the BIOS. At first, black screen. Waited 20 minutes then turned off my computer. Started it back up and all I got was a black screen, and I couldn't see inside the computer because it is in a carrier under my desk off the ground.

Tried the MSI.DOC thing and pressing the bios flash button. That did nothing. Finally, I opened her up and saw the CPU LED on, and saw in a forum post that I should unplug everything except the gpu and cpu. It finally posted. I went to m-flash and with a little trial and error (you can't use an exFAT drive, 2.0 drives work better, and about 4-5 USB ports didnt work, also, changing the BIOS to msi.doc is only if you use the bios flash.) I learned that you format a FAT32 drive, got the BIOS from support that was one model older than the newest one, making sure it would be stable, I entered M Flash. Black screen.

Unplugged for maybe 10 minutes then powered up, CPU LED went off and it loaded me into the M Flash. I had only the one 2.0 stick, the 3 other 3.0's didn't work. I took the file and erased everything else around it except for what I pulled off of MSI BIOS for my mobo and extracted. Finally got M Flash to see it, hovered over it and hit enter, very excited that my BIOS was going to be upgraded, I didn't plan on updating again for maybe a year because of the stress.

Took about 15 minutes, BIOS went to 100% and seemed as though it was loaded perfectly. Manual said self restart after bios update, and it kicked off, came back on, fans were moving, but I got nothing but a black screen and cpu led light. Ive played with the 2 cmos pins 30 times, usually with a screwdriver because I dont have a jumper. Every time I try to turn it on, it gives me the cpu led and the monitor is on standby and never wakes up. I have tried plugging and unplugging the CPU pins, all the USB headers, everything that I could think of. How can I be using internet, flowing through files, watching movies, streaming movies, playing games, and having a computer that runs perfectly for almost a month, and the first time I touch the bios, it acts dead.

If anyone has any ideas for me, I'd be happy to try. I think i'll be buying an ASUS motherboard and rebuilding my project, which makes me really upset.

Current Setup:
Processor: Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU Fan: esports DUO 34 cpu fan (excellent cooling)
MOBO: MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI/DP, ATX)
GRAPHICS: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC
STORAGE: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280
PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt 650 Modular PSU
MEM: G.Skill RipJaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 CL16-19-19-39 1.35V Dual Channel Desktop Memory
STOR2: WD Black Internal HDD 5 TB

Other peripherals like: wifi 6/BT card, DVD drive, etc.
 
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Motherboard : MSI b450 M PRO VDH
Cpu : Ryzen 7 2700x

Hello everyone.
I am a new member here and joined the community because I need help with my system. I have a MSI B450 A Pro with ryzen 7 2700x cpu. Recently I faced an issue with my samsung evo 960 m2 drive. My system could not read it, neither it showd in bios or in windows 10 setup. I tried many things but in vain. Then I decided to update my bios. I downloaded the latest bios version from Msi site for my mobo and flashed it in m-flash mode. It went perfectly but after that I am facing another issue. Now my system won't past the ez-led checks. The led is stuck on CPU and cpu fan is whirling like crazy...
I have no idea what I did wrong or how to solve this problem and get my system running again... Please help.
Hello everyone.
So yesterday I got my board back from the service center like after a week. I got the same board working again with latest bios version in it. And my m2 drive is working again with this update. It already had windows installed on it previously and that booted just fine.
Happy to share that my system is running again😊.
I thank you everyone here for reaching out and helping me in troubleshooting this problem. I learned so much. I really appreciate the help and assistance I got here...
Thank you very very much everyone.
Best regards and wishes.
Harry Singh.
 
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