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trouble with new build(rive-debug 53)

macjk
Level 7
Now that I was finally able to register over here(been trying for a couple weeks xD)...copy and paste from my tomshardware post to see if anybody here has any ideas...

As stated in topic. When trying to boot my new build, I am met with a blank screen and debug code 53. According the the manual this is a memory initialization error. DRAM led is lit red. 24pin and 8pin power connecters are plugged in, I have also tried the 4pin. No output to monitors(connected via dvi) so no bios available yet.

New build consisting of:

*new parts for this build
MB: ASUS RIVE-bios 3404*
CPU: i7-3820*
RAM: 8GB 2x4gb g.skill f3-14900CL9D-8GBSR* (confirmed to be on QVL list)
cooler: NH-D14*

recycled parts from my 790i/qx9770 build
PSU: Coolmax-CUQ-1200B also tried Thermaltake toughpower 1000w
Video: EVGA GTX 580 classified also tried GTX9800

with the motherboard resting on the box it came in(not in case), I have tried:

reseating everything...multiple times...then again....not ruling out something being seated incorrectly, but i would think with the shear number of times i have tried i would have gotten it correct...

mb/cpu/cooler/video card-debug 65 at this point

1 stick of ram in each dimm(attempted with both modules)-debug 53 no matter which module or location

resetting cmos/clrtc-removing battery for a few hours(12 as i was at work), replacing battery, powering on and holding the clear cmos button

flashing one bios chip to the next step up(3504 I believe...though i'm yet to be able to get to the bios)

as stated above tried different video cards

also as stated above i have tried different psu's

I have emailed asus support and am still wating to hear back, just spinning my wheels looking for the cause, bout convinced either the cpu or board are bad though i suppose both ram modules could be...not sure what else i can do to narrow it down since i dont have another 2011 cpu or board.

any ideas where to go from here?
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Have you checked the socket itself to see if there are any bent pins in there. Also installing the NH-D14 it is easy to put uneven pressure on the CPU sometimes since getting both screws to catch at the same time is not easy....

I presume you are following the manual for dim placement on B1 and D1 red slots closest to cooler?

Pressed mem ok or "GO" button as it might be called now.....?

Arne Saknussemm wrote:
Have you checked the socket itself to see if there are any bent pins in there. Also installing the NH-D14 it is easy to put uneven pressure on the CPU sometimes since getting both screws to catch at the same time is not easy....

I presume you are following the manual for dim placement on B1 and D1 red slots closest to cooler?

Pressed mem ok or "GO" button as it might be called now.....?


Thank you for taking the time to reply.

I have looked at the socket and there are no bent pins are visible. Inspecting the cpu it also appears that the pins are making contact appropriately

I believe I am creating even pressure with the cooler. I have attempted multiple times to get both screws to catch and then alternating tightening each side in small intervals(did that make sense?)

your presumption is correct. I have also attempted with only one stick of ram in each slot having started with the recommended configuration.When this failed to work I repeated the process with the other stick.

yes, I have tried the mem_ok button

macjk wrote:
did that make sense?


Yes, perfect sense...seems like you're doing everything right...but I thought I'd ask. In the same vein just to be sure since I've seen this a number of times...you can actually close the latches on the dimm sockets and still not have the RAM seated properly. Can you just make sure they are well and truly down where they should be. Insert no latch end and then latch end and when you press audible click at no latch end and then at latch end as it pops into place.

Difficult to suggest anything else but trying other RAM if you have some to hand and then as you say with the troubleshooting you've done seems to come down to MB or CPU...any mates with rigs to help you test or a friendly PC shop?

HiVizMan
Level 40
My suggestion is echo Arne and advise you to take your motherboard and CPU in for testing. Certainly there is an hardware issue. It could be either the CPU or the motherboard. Can not offer more than that I am sorry.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

scotland21
Level 9
I would suggest adding one piece of hardware first i.e. cpu startup see the error you get, then memory startup again check the code then graphics card.
Have you tried switching to the second bios at all?
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macjk
Level 7
Minor update. Today support got back to me saying that the memory is actually not on the QVL...

Could somebody confirm cause I keep looking and i'm seeing it on pg 2-8 of my manual and the R4E-DRAM-QVL.pdf. Perhaps I've read it so many times i'm just not seeing correctly.

part number: F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR // 1866 9-10-9-28 1.50v // 2x4gb

I'm not opposed to buying different ram, I was considering picking up some Dominator Platinums but would need recommendations on a different cooler(want to at least get this posting before I attempt to set up water cooling :mad:)

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Fantastic support from ASUS!:confused:

Yes, it's on the QVL
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Ty for confirming i'm not illiterate 😉

Although to be honest I was almost hoping i was making a mistake, at least then i'd know what to fix.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
LOL 😄

But hey I know what you mean it would be good to pin this down...

Can you get the board out onto the box it came in and try it outside the case like this....I would even try with the cooler on the CPU but not screwed down....freestanding if you will (just make sure it doesn't fall over!)

Otherwise you have to find a way to eliminate the CPU or MB as the culprit cos you've ruled out everything else right? Well both sticks might be bad?!? got any other ddr3 ram?

EDIT: sorry, you said you already had it out....:rolleyes: