b450 tomahawk max

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  1. Willthiswork?

    Question Red CPU light then red VGA light on b450 tomahawk max

    So I just discovered that when i turn on my PC it shows a red CPU light then a little later a red VGA light. I am using a R5 3600 and a 2060S, the pc works like normal. when its in windows the lights go away. I don't know if this is normal or not.
  2. C

    [SOLVED] Motherboard Revving Sound ??

    Hey there, Recently moved my PC into a new case and ever since have been hearing a subtle 'revving' sort of sound coming from the motherboard (B450 Tomahawk Max) Never heard it before I changed case so I'm assuming the two are connected, maybe I knocked the board when moving it over and...
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    Question b450 tomahawk max, red vga light, no display, no post, faulty mobo?

    So basically my mobo ''died'' 2 months ago. First it had red cpu light, no display, then i shut my pc down via PSU button, and since then it wouldnt boot or even give a single fan spin, it literally acted like it wasn't plugged in power. Then I rmaed it, and they were fixing it for 2 months...
  4. nerdbird2021

    Question Solid red DRAM light on my B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II...but RAM seems fine

    My mobo is the MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 TOMAHAWK MAX II) Hello, I'm hoping someone here can help me. I have 2 identical computers, one I built for myself and one for my son. Everything is identical, from the CPU to...
  5. delljam

    [SOLVED] PC won't POST after upgrading ?

    Went out and bought a Ryzen 7 5800X for my B450 Tomahawk Max and also bought 2 more of 3600 mghz ram of the same product that I already had. I have no idea what the issue is. The red LED for CPU is always on. I updated the BIOS to support Ryzen 7 5800X before installing everything. On the FIRST...
  6. C

    [SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk MAX + R9 5900x

    Hey! I've just bought my new 5900x and im currently running a 2700x with my MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, the new CPU will arrive in the next few days. I've seen a video from Hardware Unboxed where he said that the Tomahawk will handle it perfectly with it's VRM. So for almost after a year now, can...
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    [SOLVED] MSI B450 tomahawk max bios flash

    Edit* Connected everything to try and update BIOS from within bios itself and now PC won’t post. Lol. Just got home with the b450 tomahawk max. I’m trying to flash the BIOS with the newest update to run my Ryzen 5 5600x. I followed every instruction to a T when downloading the update file to the...
  8. D

    Question Blinking Cursor Boot Error

    I recently built a PC with this part list https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PH2zrr about 2 weeks ago and had it working perfectly with low temps and running games and applications normally. I first noticed today that one of my games was having an unusually long loading time and a few hours later I...
  9. CaptainSwag2169

    Question Please help --- Motherboard won't flash BIOS or boot ?

    I have an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard and a Ryzen 5 3400g processor. I can't boot until I update the BIOS with the flash BIOS option and a USB drive with the correct BIOS. I've been using the correct BIOS and renaming the file to "MSI.ROM" but every single time without fail I'll plug in...
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    Question MSI Tomahawk MAX dosen't boot, BIOS LED is on.

    Hi all, As the title says, my system gets stuck during POST, with the BIOS LED on, then shuts down. At first it was the VGA LED that got stuck. After the first time, on reboot it started up seemengly correctly to Windows once, but some of the USB ports and the network (Ethernet) did not work...
  11. alif.ashf

    [SOLVED] First build! Could I get some feedback?

    Hi guys, This is my first build to be used as a VFX workstation (for learning) lighting and rendering. I'd like to make sure these parts are the best at this price range & all are compatible before I purchase. https://in.pcpartpicker.com/list/q9qmj2
  12. LordMikeus

    [SOLVED] I need help getting ram to 3600mhz

    To start with it's worth mentioning I'm completely new to overclocking and most of it baffles me. I've been trying a lot of things to get my RAM to 3600mhz as that's why I bought it but I could really use some help. Reading around it may actually be better to stop at 3200 or 3400 and aim for...
  13. W

    [SOLVED] Cannot boot using both RAM sticks

    Hey all My PC recently crashed with an abrupt black screen and wouldn't turn back on. The DRAM debug LED lit up when trying to boot up, so naturally I removed one RAM stick from the 4th slot and successfully rebooted. Once I got video it brought up an error message pre-bios which read: "Memory...
  14. A

    [SOLVED] Boots Straight into Windows, Cannot Enter Bios - No Bios Splash Screen

    Hello, I just got a B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard. When I turn the computer on it boots immediately into Windows with the CPU fan at full speed(cpu temps are fine), however I cannot get into the Bios to adjust settings. Additionally before it goes to Windows, it is just a Black screen. There is...
  15. kayy222

    [SOLVED] Should I get a 600va UPS or a 1000va UPS?

    Hey there, I have these power issues in my area and I'm wondering what UPS should I get for my build. Should I buy 1000va UPS which actually is recommended for my build or should I save my money by using just a 600va UPS. I aim to decide between "Artis 600va" and "Artis 1000va" System info...
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    [SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk Max - BIOS no longer accessible

    Hello! I built my pc over the summer and didn't experience this issue at all until this week. I cannot access the BIOS. I've always had the option to access the BIOS upon booting for a few seconds before proceeding to Windows 10. When I boot now, it skips directly to OS. Also, I believe this...
  17. xzahn

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 suddenly stopped booting from an Intel 660p SSD

    Hi folks, A couple of weeks ago I updated an old build. I got a new B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard alongside an Intel 660p SSD. I had an old Win 10 flash drive which I used to install the OS and which ended up to be a 1703 version. I figured it would update eventually to 2009 but then I read...
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    [SOLVED] b450 tomahawk max bios setup for max boost

    hi people, I want to ask someone who knows which is the proper setup in bios for b450 tomahawk max to boost maximum my cpu r5 3600? which settings in bios do I need to enable or disable (smt, pbo etc...)? Iam totally noob what that all settings are for. thanks 😊
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    [SOLVED] Arctic esport 34 duo or shadow rock 3 for r5 3600?

    hi, I have one question, because I have already Arctic esport 34 duo and r5 3600 but on load aida64 stress test temps goes 80C° everything on stock in bios b450 tomahawk max.... while gaming 68C° but with constantly pick of 75C°..... question: does it will better to change to shadow rock 3 for...
  20. Orbital Spider

    [SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk Max vs. ROG Strix B450-F Gaming

    I am going to get a Ryzen 5 3600, and am planning to overclock it in the future. Currently, both Tomahawk Max and Strix-F are at the same price. This might be overkill, but the other motherboard that I was going with - Mortar Max - has been out of stock. Tomahawk Max is great for 3600, but now...
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    Question New PC died after 4 weeks

    Hi all, So I previously made a post in the GPU sub-forum trying to get some help with my dead new-build PC. The thread is linked here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/desperately-need-help-with-new-pc-thats-died.3612804/ The PC would crash and instantly reboot itself every few days. I...
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    [SOLVED] 2vs4 ddr4 sticks on tomahawk max + r5 3600?

    I've got to decide between getting either 2 or 4 sticks of ddr4. I currently have 4x8gb Corsair vengeance Pro RGB 3600mhzCl18. The problem is two sticks are nanya a die and two are Samsung c die. I believe this is causing issues. I haven't been able to run the ram at anywhere above 2133 without...
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    Question Help with PC Rebooting After Loading into Game!

    Please excuse poor formatting I am new here :( Ryzen 5 3600 GeForce RTX 2060 EVGA Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2x8GB) Corsair CX Series 750 watts 80 plus MSI B450 Tomahawk Max WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB SSD M.2 2280 Over the past few months I have been trying to solve the mystery as to why my PC...
  24. carson_e

    [SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk with Ryzen 5 1600 af and Ryzen 5 3600?

    Hey! So after damaging my PC while trying to clean it I’m looking to upgrade! Right now I do not have the money I wish I had so I was planning on getting the Ryzen 5 1600 af with the MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard. My question is, can I eventually upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 5 3600x? (or...
  25. C

    Question I need help, it is to do with RAM and my PC not posting at certain A-XMP profiles. I really need help

    Hi, I am giving to give up with my PC at this point in time. It is my first build and the specs are listed at the bottom of this post. My RAM kit is Corsair Vengance LPX 2*8GB and on the tin it is desrcribed as 3000mHZ (15-17-17-36) and DRAM Components are Micro Tech and 8GB D-die. Using...
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    Question Pc won't start after BSOD

    Hello, Today I got a BSoD driver irql not equal or less. After the message, I can't boot up the pc. It happened while playing Guild Wars, which is a 15 year old game so not very heavy on the hardware, I think. Here are my specs: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX AMD Ryzen 5 3600 WRAITH with stock...
  27. vidshaggy1

    [SOLVED] B450 Tomahawk Max or X470 Pro Carbon for Overclocking 4.4Ghz Ryzen 7 3700x and Gaming 1440p 144hz?

    Hello, i still cant decide what Motherboard to buy cause its my first time building a pc.. -First problem is i need the SLI/Crossfire for gaming that B450 only support crossfire, and idk whats better an crossfired rx 590 enough for 1440p 144hz gaming or i should go for SLI 1080ti? -Second...
  28. joebyy123

    [SOLVED] New pc build, first boot worked and launched to desktop. Next time i turn it on it won't even go to BIOS screen

    Hi guys, Recently spent the past few days building a new PC (first time builder) with the following parts (new and from old pc): AMD Ryzen 5 3600 MSI B450 Tomahawk Max 2 x Corsair Vengeance 8 GB RAM Crucial MX500 2.5in SATA SSD 1TB Old 250GB SSD with windows installed (old install) 650W PSU...
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    Question New PC build,VGA debug light lit up giving no display. Sometimes PC will display . Should I change something in BIOS/ something else?

    CPU: Ryzen 3600 with stock cooler MOBO: B450 Tomahawk Max GPU: RX 580 XFX SSD: Samsung 869 evo; 500 GB RAM: EVO X II DDR4 3600MhZ Just built a pc yesterday and was having issues with the CPU debug light. Eventually it fixed itself and now all my issues are with the VGA debug light. Just built...
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    Question new build boot problems

    Hello, Last week I built a new pc. Here are the specs: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX AMD Ryzen 5 3600 WRAITH with stock cooler be quiet! Pure Power 11 CM 600W Gigabyte 515GB SSD Asus GeForce GTX 1060 3g 8gb Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz DDR4 When I power the pc on for the first time on a given...
  31. ErebusPrime

    Question My B450 Tomahawk Max system is not turning on at all.

    No flashing lights, no power, no fans, no nothing. I've currently got an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max with a Ryzen 5 3600, some 3200mhz 2x8gb Vengeance RAM, and a Seasonic 550W PSU. I have the ATX and CPU power cables plugged in. I've tried plugging in the Front Panel Header and turning it on, it...
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    Question Ram speed axmp problem b450 tomahawk

    Hey guys I just got my new system going everything is fine except the a xmp profile won't enble or any ram speed higher then 2133mhz , the specs are MSI b450 tomahawk max , Ryzen 2600x & Patriot viper steel 16gb 4000mhz , if I enable xmp the system just reboots twice with no change same if try...
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    Question Will this ram work with my build

    Hello there, I'm trying to upgrade some components of my pc and was thinking of getting this ram to go with it: Motherboard: MSI B450 tomahawk max Cpu: Ryzen 7 2700x Ram: Kingston Technology 8GB 3200MHZ DDR4 CL16 DIMM Kit Of 2 HyperX Fury Black so 2x4GB
  34. UserNotAvailable

    Question Connecting a monitor to B450 Tomahawk Max

    I just built my first PC and am having trouble getting the monitor connected to the system to detect a signal. The monitor and cable work when tested on a different computer. I have a Ryzen 5 2700 (which I know doesn't have integrated graphics), a Geforce 1660 Ti, Corsair Vengence LPX 16 GB...
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    Question is my second ram stick dead?

    Hi, I just built a new computer using the b450 tomahawk max and a 3600x (and managed OC'ing with 4.4ghz and 1.25v so I'm really proud of it) I decided to go with g.skill Ripjaws v 16gb cl16. Now when I'm using two sticks the system can't boot and the dram debug light on the motherboard is on...
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    Question Confused about 8 pin CPU Connectors.

    According to EVGA, my Nex750B Supernova does support 8pin and has a built in EPS12V 4+4 Pin with a +12v Rail of +12V1. It also has another EPS12V 4+4 Pin labeled CPU 2 included but attached separately. This one has a +12V Rail of +12V3. Both these cords seem to have two 4 pin connectors...