Ryzen 5 3600 issues with MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

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I recently (just under a month ago) built a new PC and everything had been running fine until this morning. I went to boot up the PC as usual, and was met with a near immediate shut down. Assuming it may have been a fluke, I started it up again only to be greeted by a CPU ez debug light. Resetting CMOS didnt help at all, and just resulted in the CPU light turning off after a few seconds without posting. I have been able to get the system working with all parts detected by using an older 2nd gen Ryzen 3 2200g. Never had I previously attempted overclocking the CPU, or any other components.

Specs:
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
Ryzen 5 3600 (*Ryzen 3 2200g currently running*)
2x8 Gskill Ripjaws V 3200
XFX RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra
Cooler Master MWE 650 White

All of this is installed into an NZXT H510

BIOS Version is 3.40. Is an update needed?
 

microthunder

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The latest BIOS version is 3.70. You can flash to the latest and see if the problem remains.
 
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The latest BIOS version is 3.70. You can flash to the latest and see if the problem remains.
Ill try to flash it tomorrow afternoon and ill post the results here. Im hoping its just something funky going on in the BIOS, because im not too keen on returning the motherboard.
 
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The latest BIOS version is 3.70. You can flash to the latest and see if the problem remains.
Well I had to wait for some awful weather to pass before I could get around to updating, but sadly that didnt help at all.
Its looking like im going to have to return something to get this all working again unless there is a bugfix BIOS release.
 

plutomate

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If 2200G still works with the motherboard, why don't you RMA CPU or test your 3600 on another platform first :bonk:
 
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If 2200G still works with the motherboard, why don't you RMA CPU or test your 3600 on another platform first :bonk:
I don't have another board that would support the 3600 even through a BIOS update, and I live in a small town with no tech related stores nearby that could test it for me. I sent in a support ticket and they suggested I RMA the CPU which I am in the process of doing.
 
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