Question MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max no display

May 13, 2021
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I got all my hardware setup (all brand new, and linked below) and everything powers on but it is not posting/displaying. My concern after troubleshooting is that the Ram is not compatible with this board/cpu. I tried using both sticks in both paired slots and also tried with just one stick still not display

cpu: https://www.microcenter.com/product/608318/Ryzen_7_3700X_Matisse_36GHz_8-Core_AM4_Boxed_Processor_with_Wraith_Prism_Cooler
ram: https://www.microcenter.com/product/506496/Flare_X_16GB_(2_x_8GB)_DDR4-3200_PC4-25600_CL14_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_F4-3200C14D-16GFX_-_Black
mobo: https://www.microcenter.com/product/622407/B450_Gaming_Plus_MAX_AMD_AM4_ATX_Motherboard
gpu: https://www.evga.com/products/specs/gpu.aspx?pn=1586cb9d-68f5-4962-b273-288606a64a02
psu: https://www.microcenter.com/product/473993/Toughpower_Grand_RGB_750_Watt_80_Plus_Gold_ATX_Fully_Modular_Power_Supply

I like this ram, I used it on my last ryzen built (1800x) and have had great results. If I have to get different Ram (assuming my suspicions are correct) do you have any recommendation of something comparable or possibly better?

Thanks!
 

RealBeast

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I would contact G.Skill support for guidance because their specs page shows that this memory should support your motherboard HERE. Just click on MSI under the QVL tab and then select B450 -- you board is there. Could be the Matisse and board, but G.Skill will know and may be able to get you running or swap your memory.
 
May 13, 2021
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I would contact G.Skill support for guidance because their specs page shows that this memory should support your motherboard HERE. Just click on MSI under the QVL tab and then select B450 -- you board is there. Could be the Matisse and board, but G.Skill will know and may be able to get you running or swap your memory.
Thank you RealBeast! That was what I needed to see, did some further digging and confirmed my parts are all compatible. For anyone who comes across this thread the solution was rather niche.
Ryzen 3700X does not support onboard video, which was something I had tried to use in troubleshooting. This itself was not the issue, the PCI-E riser I was using to mount my GPU was the problem. I had disconnected it and the gpu thinking this was adequate to test using onboard hdmi, however since that was not supported I got the same result. So long story short, despite spending all my adult life in desktop support, dont fool yourself into thinking you know everything like I did, glad I asked for help, a lot of people helped me solve this. So thanks again Beast!
 
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