I bought a VI Hero on monday with a pair of Corsair Dominator Platinium 2x8Gb sticks which was listed as compatible on the Memory QVL. What i didnt see was that there was a version number stated as well. Anyhow i soon discovered that they didnt work. I got Error 55 which ever slot i mounted them in, so i returned them for a refund and did some more research and found Corsair XMS3 1866MHz 8GB Vengeance CL9 which was listed as compatible everywhere and no version numbers. So i drove 150km today and fetched them, came home and now i can get into the bios when i mount sticks in the B1/B2 slots, but if i try to puth anything in A1/A2 i get Error 55.
What is up with this crap?? Ive browsed several threads and find some that says to tweak the voltage but my voltage section has AUTO written all over and i cant change anything. I tried to follow a guide on how to tweak the settings but my voltage sits firm at AUTO.
I really really want to rip this pile of junk motherboard out and drive over it but i cant afford it so if anyone has a less violent approach it would be greatly appreciated to get some advice on what to do to fix this hell board.
I can write in the auto field, but the +/- doesnt work if they are supposed to do anything to the values. However, ive managed to change the dram setting down to 1.49 and up to 1.55, tried to install memory in A1 between each change but i get error 55. I should probably rma this crap. I was actually going to buy a Gigabyte board but changed my mind due to a sale on the Hero. Maybe they can switch it for a Gigabyte board when i return it.
make sure AI Overclock tuner is set to manual first. I would got to the rog asus homepage, click on guides and scroll down to find the one called "Memory setup guide for maximus VI motherboards" very useful
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Ok. I'l give that a go. But i dont really have any hope for this. And from what i do find around the web regarding boards with the same issue it doesnt appear there is a unform or absolute solution, some manage to get their board to accept the ram and then after a few days its back to 55.
EDIT: It makes no difference which ever setting i change. Tried adjusting the CPU I/O Digital and Analog values, changed DRAM Voltage from 1.48 to 1.6 in increments but no matter which values i use it just smacks straight into 55 when touching the powerbutton. What i find odd is that its so quick to come up with the error, it doesnt test anything as it does when i only have memory in the functional slots B1/B2. Every time its 21->55, and all within a second.
Ive RMA'd it now. I dont need this frustration. Not sure if i want another ASUSboard back considering how many posts ive found regarding this issue.