First post, by Zup
(I'm trying to get an answer from gigabyte, but I'd like to know if anyone has had this issue and how to solve it)
Some years ago I replaced my main computer and the specs were:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3.
- RAM: 16Gb DDR4 @ 2666 MHz.
- GPU: Nvidia 1050Ti.
Not a high-end computer, but it runs games fine. It's getting old so I bought what I intended to be a mid-life enhacement... a new AMD Ryzen 5 5500. Gigabyte says that this CPU is compatible after upgrading the board to BIOS version F52g. The board is running that version (and it should have the same version loaded as back-up BIOS... but how can I verify that?).
The thing is that the computer refuses to boot with the new CPU. It has four diagnosis leds (Boot, CPU, VGA, DRAM) that (according to the manual) signals that a component is failing. With the Ryzen 5, it goes CPU > DRAM > Boot (pauses for a second) > CPU > DRAM... and gets stuck with DRAM led light, no VGA output, no beeps.
After reinstalling the Ryzen 3, the sequence is CPU > DRAM > Boot > CPU > DRAM > Boot and the OS starts.
That suggests that there is a problem with my RAM, but it runs fine with the Ryzen 3. Also, it passed Memtest tests. Can anybody give me some clue or advice?
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