So I finally put together the Threadripper system I’ve been planning for a while. Yay!
…it doesn’t work. Like, at all. Shit.
It powers on, sure, but not in a remotely usable state. I can’t even get to the UEFI. So now begins the painstaking process of figuring out where the problem is. Fortunately my motherboard (ASRock X399 Taichi) does have a digital display for error codes on it. Unfortunately the code it’s hanging on is completely unhelpful. The manual just says, “Chipset initialization error. Please press reset or clear CMOS.”
I’ve tried resetting the CMOS, it doesn’t do shit.
Now there are a bunch of other codes that flash by before that one. To be honest I’m not sure how much I should even be paying attention to those (this is my first mobo with one of these displays…).
I’ve tried fiddling with the RAM, installing just a stick at a time but it doesn’t matter which stick I use. To be honest I’m at a bit of a loss with regards to how to proceed from here. Since everything in this build is new I can’t have faith in any of the components…
So how do you guys deal with a situation like this?