Ryzen 5 3600 Suddenly Stopped Working If RAM Installed in DIMM Slot A
I've had a desktop working for just over six months. Last week, suddenly the system stopped working. Couldn't boot, not showing anything on the display.
Tried replacing the motherboard, GPU and RAMs with brand new ones.
Turns out if I pull out a 8GB ram module from DIMM slot A, system boots fine. If there is RAM in DIMM Slot A then I can't boot, tried with 3 sets of different RAMs.
After changing every single part in the system, including the PSU, changing the CPU fixed the problem.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2x8GB Corsair Vengeance
Asus 320M-K Motherboard
Corsair 650W PSU
MSI RTX 2060S
Corsair mp510 240gb
2 intake & 1 exhaust fan on a zalman t6 case
The system stopped working halfway into the openCV compilation. So the CPU was under load when this happened. As far as i can tell there is no indication that this is a heat related problem. The thermal paste is/was well spread, the fan is spinning normally and there is no burn smell.
I was planning build more of the same machine but I would like to know why this happened and would like to be prepared for it.