I have an x399m Taichi motherboard, paired with a 2950x Threadripper. I’ve been running the computer fine for just over 2 years, but I was upgrading it with some new components I got for Christmas, and now it won’t post.
When I start it up, it shows code 00 on the motherboard’s display. It will stay that way for a while, then reboot itself. This repeats indefinitely.
The manual for the mother board says that this is an issue with the CPU itself.
So far I have tried:
Reseating the CPU.
Unplugging everything that’s non-essential from the motherboard.
Checking the connections on all the power cables to the motherboard.
Removing the ram.
I’ve attempted to reflash the BIOS using the motherboard’s CPU-less “flashback” option, but every time I try, it blinks the LEDs in the patttern that means it hasn’t worked.
My guess is that the motherboard is dead, most likely an issue with the CPU socket.
The only things I can think to try are:
Using a different power supply (the mother board powers on, so I doubt it’s this).
Reseating the CPU a couple more times.
Is there anything else I should try before buying a new motherboard?