Hi there. I bought some new parts and trying to get them to play nicely. I’m trying to get a Threadripper 1920x to work with an Aorus X399 Pro motherboard, and would appreciate your thoughts. When booting, a bunch of different codes will flash, but it hangs at Code 00 - which indicates a CPU issue - and will not post. I am using 4x16G Gskill Trident Z Ram (admittedly my exact flavor was NOT on the QVL list) - when I get home from work I will attempt to try booting again with only 1-2 sticks of ram instead of all 4, and also trying different ram…but would this even be contributing to a 00 - CPU error code?
I tested the heat output of the CPU by taking off the heatsink and aiming a heat gun at the heatspreader of the CPU itself…when I turned on the system, it only increased in temp by ~2-3 degrees C. Found that to be very odd since TR is supposed to run hot. I don’t know if this motherboard has some sort of smart “I won’t actually cook this CPU until I post” safety feature. But at least I know the processor is responding to power increase…
I also am not 100% sure if it is a socket seating-type issue. The installation seems straightforward enough, but getting the chip to actually line up correctly has been a problem for others (from what I understand). Seems like TR is suuuper finicky when it comes to that.
At this point I am trying to figure out if the issue is a faulty Mobo socket or a faulty CPU. I have no way of testing either the CPU + Motherboard by itself using different known good parts (I lack those parts). What have your experiences been, and what might I try next in the troubleshooting process? Thanks!