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Stuck on white LED, why does my motherboard boot every second time?

Question asked by drandol4 on Jan 15, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2020 by hardcoregames™

(New build) When i go to turn on my computer for the first time, i press the power button, the case lights up, fans start running, no display, the motherboard QLED light cycles from Yellow(DRAM), to Red(CPU), to White(VGA), on White, for half a second, the case lights dim, the fans slow, then the lights brighten back up, fans go back to running at normal speed, but the motherboard QLED is stuck on White indefinitely with no display. Now here is where things get odd. Every second time, without fail, the computer will boot up perfectly fine. I've played games for hours on this PC, I'm even typing this forum question on the new PC. It works. I just have to press the power button once, stuck on white, press the power button again to turn off, press the power button a 3rd time and she runs like a perfectly normal computer every single time, but only ever on the second time. My goal is to have this computer boot properly the 1st time.


Things i've tried already:

Turning on/off hibernation and fast boot settings

enabling PCIe power on boot

enabling S5/S4 on boot

checked PowerSW, ResetSW

checked power cables

adjusted GPU settings to use internal graphics (there is no graphics card)

cleared CMOS, replaced CMOS battery, and updated BIOS



ASUS X570-Plus (TUF Gaming)

x2 8gb RAM Corsair Vengeance 3200

AMD Ryzen 3400G (cpu/gpu combo)

1000w Glacier PSU by Rosewill*

m.2 SSD, 256gb by Sabrent

Windows 10 Pro OS


*I got a 1000w PSU because it was on a really good sale on Newegg, like 70% off, and it gave me a lot of upgrade down the line potential.