Question DRAM led remains lit after getting new board and ram

Oct 7, 2020
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On boot I found that my computer would not post and the DRAM led remained solid the whole time. After trying all the sticks of ram in all the different slots the problem persisted.
I figured it was more likely that the board was bad than all the sticks of ram so I upgraded my board (from B450f gaming to x570 tuf plus). I installed everything and still getting the led.
So I bought new ram and when I installed that the led remained on with no post.
I have tried loosening the cooler (has been suggested on the forums posts that I have seen.)
Tried both sets of ram in different configs
Taking out the CMOS battery and letting that sit for a while.
Shorting out the CLRTC pins
Using another power supply to see if that was the issue.
Ive heard that Asus boards have the memok button on them but it seems the x570 tuf doesn't or at least I can't locate it.
I'm looking into getting a test PSU to test that but other than that I'm at a loss.
Any suggestions?

Ryzen 5 3600
Corsair Vengeance lpx 3600 CMK16GX4M2D3600C18 ( was on the compat. list on the asus website for the board.) 16gb 2x8
Previous ram was HyperX HX421C14FBK2/8 2133
evga geforce supersc 960 4gb
evga 500w 80+ power supply
Asus tuf x570plus wifi
Previous board was Rog strix b450f gaming
 
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Ralston18

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Include memory configuration details.

Use the motherboard's User Guide/Manual to verify that the RAM modules are indeed supported by the motherboard.

Most likely you will need to go to the motherboard's manufacturer's website to check the RAM QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

Here is the manual I found:

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/TUF_GAMING_X570-PLUS_WI-FI/E15236_TUF_GAMING_X570-PLUS_WI-FI_UM_WEB_060319.pdf

[Do verify that the User Manual is correct for your Motherboard.]

Pages viii and 1-4,5 present RAM information and installation instructions.

Doublecheck RAM and installation per the User Guide.
 
Oct 7, 2020
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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Include memory configuration details.

Use the motherboard's User Guide/Manual to verify that the RAM modules are indeed supported by the motherboard.

Most likely you will need to go to the motherboard's manufacturer's website to check the RAM QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

Here is the manual I found:

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/TUF_GAMING_X570-PLUS_WI-FI/E15236_TUF_GAMING_X570-PLUS_WI-FI_UM_WEB_060319.pdf

[Do verify that the User Manual is correct for your Motherboard.]

Pages viii and 1-4,5 present RAM information and installation instructions.

Doublecheck RAM and installation per the User Guide.
done
 

Ralston18

Titan
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"done"?

Okay - however it be helpful if more explicit information was provided; e.g. details about the actions you took and the results (of lack of) thereafter.

If you still consider the PSU as a potential problem the following link may prove helpful:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

If you do not have a multimeter and/or know how to use it then find a knowledgeable family member or friend to help.
 

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