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MZ790E Q code 55 solved

Hopper64
Level 15
Had to RMA the former MZ790E due to code 55 with GSkill 6400 memory all at default. Received the new MZ790E today. No problem. Boots without issue into the bios at default with the same memory kit. Testing memory at default currently.

Noticed that there’s a note to update to FW ….2020 BEFORE flashing bios 0703 on the Asus website:

“Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.2020 to ensure optimized system settings.”

I have not installed windows yet. Is there any mechanism to updating the FW outside windows?*
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro
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iBruceypoo
Level 16
Hopper64 wrote:
Had to RMA the former MZ790E due to code 55 with GSkill 6400 memory all at default. Received the new MZ790E today. No problem. Boots without issue into the bios at default with the same memory kit. Testing memory at default currently.

Noticed that there’s a note to update to FW ….2020 BEFORE flashing bios 0703 on the Asus website:

“Before BIOS update, please download Intel ME update tool from ASUS support site, and update ME firmware to Version 16.1.25.2020 to ensure optimized system settings.�

I have not installed windows yet. Is there any mechanism to updating the FW outside windows?*


+1

Congratulations on finally resolving your code 55 issue. Even though it took an RMA...

Should we also update the ME firmware to version 2020 for the Z790 Apex boards BEFORE updating from the shipping bios?

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Hopper64
Level 15
Thanks. Good question. I would rather update the FW without a windows installation, but I don’t know that it’s possible.

I was really relieved when that 6400 GSkill kit booted. I was dreading another RMA or that I had missed something. It worked quite well. I can honestly say I tried everything in the troubleshooting area before sending it back. Even swapped the CPU just to make sure.*
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
Thanks. Good question. I would rather update the FW without a windows installation, but I don’t know that it’s possible.

I was really relieved when that 6400 GSkill kit booted. I was dreading another RMA or that I had missed something. It worked quite well. I can honestly say I tried everything in the troubleshooting area before sending it back. Even swapped the CPU just to make sure.*


Greetings, everybody.

I've been trying to assemble a computer since Christmas and unfortunately haven't managed to see the BIOS yet.

Parts used:
Intel Core i5-13600K
G.Skill F5-6400J3239G16GX2-TZ5RK
Setup 1: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WIFI
Setup 2: ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WIFI


On the Z690 I did a BIOS update via the USB stick, for the 13th gen CPU. Unfortunately, I did not make it into the BIOS. After passing the red CPU led it stucked at the yellow DRAM led. After consulting with ASUS support team in Germany I returned the board to the dealer.

Since today i have an ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WIFI and installed CPU and its cooler and one of the 16GB RAM sticks.
I wasn´t able to boot into BIOS again like with the Z690 board before. The error code showed up is 55. As it was not working I updated to BIOS 0813 dated 2023/01/18 via an USB stick, but still no improvement.
I´m not sure what to do next. I already tried Z690 and Z790 and had no success.

The 13600K is generating some heat, so I don´t think it´s dead. I used both of the RAM sticks individually in different slots, it is unlikely that both are defective but I am running out of ideas.

Any idea ?

Adrian1983
Level 11
I had this issue on my previous Maximus XI Hero on Z490 it turned out to be slightly bent pins in the socket which I ended up fixing myself with a magnifying glass and a lot of patience haha, Glad you got it sorted though!

Adrian1983 wrote:
I had this issue on my previous Maximus XI Hero on Z490 it turned out to be slightly bent pins in the socket which I ended up fixing myself with a magnifying glass and a lot of patience haha, Glad you got it sorted though!


Thanks!! I even checked the pins myself as best as could at the time and did not find anything. And it was peculiar that it would post on certain GSkill kits but not others. I would have thought I would have had the same result regardless of the memory kit if a bent pin was involved. Â*
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
Thanks!! I even checked the pins myself as best as could at the time and did not find anything. And it was peculiar that it would post on certain GSkill kits but not others. I would have thought I would have had the same result regardless of the memory kit if a bent pin was involved. Â*


Yeah it was so hard to check also, I wouldn't mind it was brand new and I never dropped anything in the socket but when I was researching the issue and a lot were saying that code was possible bent pins I decided to get some 4k zoomed video footage to see before I sent the board back and that's when I noticed 2 or 3 slightly out of aligned pins so I got the tiniest of flat screwdriver and straightened them best I could as they are angled and it has worked ever since haha.

That's when I had a steady hand though some years ago not so much now 😄

I didn't have any other memory to test so maybe your issue was different and obviously the board itself at fault, But congrats and enjoy your system!

Adrian1983 wrote:
Yeah it was so hard to check also, I wouldn't mind it was brand new and I never dropped anything in the socket but when I was researching the issue and a lot were saying that code was possible bent pins I decided to get some 4k zoomed video footage to see before I sent the board back and that's when I noticed 2 or 3 slightly out of aligned pins so I got the tiniest of flat screwdriver and straightened them best I could as they are angled and it has worked ever since haha.

That's when I had a steady hand though some years ago not so much now 😄

I didn't have any other memory to test so maybe your issue was different and obviously the board itself at fault, But congrats and enjoy your system!


Thanks. Much appreciated!! Â*
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro

kvarq
Level 11
Not bad catching from the second try a good board.
Sadly, it's just another confirmation that we have to BIN the Asus boards for daily use...
Damn!

@brucey - ya, the FW recommendation is also for Apex Z790, it's listed already on its support page as you shown

kvarq wrote:
Not bad catching from the second try a good board.
Sadly, it's just another confirmation that we have to BIN the Asus boards for daily use...
Damn!

@brucey - ya, the FW recommendation is also for Apex Z790, it's listed already on its support page as you shown



I am glad this second one is working well. I have the GSkill 6400 kit working fine in it and has already passed stability testing at that XMP with tweaks setting with no issue at all. 🙂 Â*
MZ790AE, GSkill F5-8400J4052G24GX2-TZ5RK, 14900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ HK block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Crucial T705, Windows 11 Pro