Question Computer doesnt post when 3rd M.2 slot is plugged in with NVME

May 28, 2020
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I already have two m.2 slots occupied with NVME drives and it works completely fine. I just purchased a third one expecting to just be able to connect it in and use it immediately but for some reason, when the third M.2 slot is connected, the computer refuses to post. No picture or anything, the Post code just sits at 0 and the VGA light is on. Once I remove the NVME for slot 3, the computer boots up completely fine.

I've tried putting the new NVME into a different computer and I can confirm it is working completely fine. I've also tried moving the NVME from slot 1 to 3 and the issue starts again.
Is anybody familiar with this issue? Is this a hardware issue, or a software issue? What other troubleshooting steps should I try?

Motherboard: Aorus z490 Ultra
CPU: Intel i9 10900k
GPU: RTX 2080
RAM: 40 gb Corsair 3200mhz RGB
PSU: EVGA 850 GQ
Cooling: Corsair Hydro X custom cooling
 

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