ryzen 5 1600 YD1600BBAFBOX not booting

Discussion created by acerak on Apr 14, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2020 by elstaci

Hi, All,


I have an issue with this new build sending a video signal to the monitor.  I have built many PCs in the past and this one is giving me no end of troubles it seems.  I used to assemble the parts and here is the list.  I have used the site in the past and its compatibility checks have always been good.  I initially assumed it was the graphics card and replaced it with the one on the list above.  Same issue.  The parts list has the 14nm cpu listed as they didn't have the 12nm selection...  But it is the newer 12nm version.


Quick parts:

ryzen 5 1600 YD1600BBAFBOX (used included cpu cooler)

Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard - rev1

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

XFX Radeon RX 5500 XT 8 GB THICC II Pro Video Card

EVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply


I have reduced the memory to a single stick, I have replaced the video card, I have checked all the connections.  The status lights on the B450 cycle through cpu/ram/video/boot and then clear...  The very first time I powered on the machine, I did see a video signal from the previous card, but it didn't last more then a few seconds.  That is why I  suspected the video card.  With the second card above, no signal seems to be reaching the monitor.  The CPU does not have on chip video, so if I do not seed the video card, the motherboard status led for video does light 'red' and doesn't go off.  So that appears to be detecting the video card when it is seeded.  At a loss...