MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI - PEI Error Code 55

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This is a brand new motherboard I bought Wednesday, in using the G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) I get the 55 error. I thought it may be because the these modules, so I ordered the Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z, got them today and I still get the 55 error. Also, the debug light for the CPU flash (RED) as well, alternating from the DRAM light (Yellow). Do I need both CPU_PWR1/2 plugged in order for the CPU / Memory to work?

Note: I have my Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 install on all tests, I will take it out and get back with you. EDIT: even without the M.2 I'm getting the same results.
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Removing all extra hardware with either DIMM2 & 4 or just DIMM2 Memory produces the same results. I tested four different scenarios so you can see what's going on. On my OneDrive video names are:
1) DIMM2-4-VULCAN-Z-ALL-HARDWARE
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2) DIMM2-4-VULCAN-Z-NO-HARDWARE
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3) DIMM2-VULCAN-Z-NO-HARDWARE
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4) DIMM2-TRIDENT-Z-NO-HARDWARE
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This a very upsetting after replacing the Z390-A PRO because after 1 year it would no longer detect the VGA.

Motherboard Hardware
- MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI / MPG Z59 GAMING FORCE
- Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Intel UHD Graphics 750 Desktop Processor - BX8070811700K
- Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280SS) Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD4
- 2X G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC
- 2X Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model TLZGD464G3200HC16CDC01

Extra Components
- Fractal Design Celsius S36 360mm Silent High Performance Slim Expandable All-In-One CPU Liquid / Water Cooler
- Thermaltake Tough power GF1 650W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply - PS-TPD-0650FNFAGU-1
- 4X Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
- Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone
- MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC
 
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CPU_PWR2 has nothing to do with it, the two CPU_PWR headers combine again on the PCB, it's just to be able to feed more amps to the CPU VRM under some extreme conditions (OC) without the single cable/connector heating up.

In your case, i would suggest to update the BIOS, using the Flash BIOS Button method as described in the manual. This function will flash the BIOS no matter what, even without a CPU in the socket.

If that doesn't improve anything, we have to also look at components other than the board or CPU, cause you're getting problems with two systems in a row now. So next i would replace the cooler with some other suitable cooler for a test, like a standard air cooler / cheap tower cooler, heck, even an Intel boxed cooler, most of them from the last couple years should fit. The rationale behind that is, if your AIO doesn't provide the correct mounting pressure, maybe there is a contact problem with the CPU. Don't get misled by the DRAM LED, thinking it can only be the RAM. The memory controller is actually inside the CPU, it can have problems as well.

Another thing would be to try a different PSU. I know yours is quite good, but you can never exclude it because of that merit alone, you have to test with a different one to be sure it's not the culprit.
 
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I made sure all connections seated securely (CPU_PWR1 was not), cleared CMOS, update BIOS, more boot sequence code activity and now stops on A2 (IDE Detect) on the Debug Code LED, BUT I'm back to the VGA - indicates GPU is not detected or fail on the Debug LED and I can't get to BIOS Setup. Nothing displays on the monitor (using DisplayPort) and keyboard is active, so basically back were I was on the Z390..... 😩 I wanna throw some &@$!@^%! words about now..........
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Update: actually with the keyboard I can do a ALT+CTL+Delete and reboot and I can see something on the monitor (DisplayPort) momentarily, I believe its the DOS Caret and that's it, then goes blank:
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As i said, if you have similar symptoms on two different platforms, you have to start looking at the other stuff in your system. Since you took out most other stuff or tried different RAM already, some parts of interests are now the CPU cooler and the PSU.
 

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Okay, I've been toiling with this for a week now and this is the outcome. 1st, I basically created a new build with the Z390 using the same hardware, but a little different setup and everythings working as expected. Not using the Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2. Going to add two additional,
Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
to plug 3 & 4 and get back with you on the result....

My next post is on the MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI problem.
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Same hardware:
- Intel Core i7 9th Gen - Core i7-9700 Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.0 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I79700 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
- 2X G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC
- 2X Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
- 2X WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive
- Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply 10 Year Warranty - PS-TPD-0650FNFAGU-1

Addition:
- CORSAIR - iCUE 220T RGB Airflow ATX Mid-Tower Smart Case
- NZXT - Kraken X53 RGB All-in-one 240mm Radiator CPU Liquid Cooling System

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Regarding the Z590 build with this,
1) Set-up everything and works as expected using:
- Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Intel UHD Graphics 750 Desktop Processor - BX8070811700K
- 2X Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model TLZGD464G3200HC16CDC01
- Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280SS) Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT1000MX500SSD4
- Fractal Design Celsius S36 360mm Silent High Performance Slim Expandable All-In-One CPU Liquid / Water Cooler
- Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone
- MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC
- Insignia™ - 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - Black (Using Blue Snowball Mic, 2X Webcam)

New Addition:
- CORSAIR - RM Series RM750 Fully Modular Ultra-Low Noise ATX Power Supply
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However, when I either add two SATA HD into plug 2 & 4 or just use the one in plug 2, I get the VGA debug light again. What gives?
 
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I never heard of something like that before. Can you try other HDDs on there?
 

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I never heard of something like that before. Can you try other HDDs on there?
I mean two,
- Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
in 2 & 4 plug or just one in plug 2.
 

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Yeah, can you borrow some other HDDs to test with that PC? I want to know if it has anything to do with your specific HDDs or if it happens with all HDDs.
 

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Update: I found that it actually was one the HD's and it so happen to be the one I used Hyper-V to store all my VM's (13 in total) on. All VM's running and for a few months before deciding to change over to SUSE Leap. But, it took me returning it back and purchasing its equal the ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi 6 flavor. The HD for some reason just died.

Now comes the other Question as to why both boards report it as a VGA problem? The good things that came out of the extra purchases is, I can use the Z390 as a Dev vHost Server and the Z590 as my vHost / Workstation / Streaming / Recording OS. The later was my goal in the fist place, but Windows don't have the GUI features I need like Leap KDE. When your boot device is the M2, this should not prevent the board from booting into the OS else:

1) if your installing a HD / SSD for the first time using either a CD or USB, then the OS should report the HD has a problem or,
2) After install and later if the OS doesn't report the problem, then the BOOT LED.

Hope this will help others before going through what I did to find this VGA LED is misleading.
 
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