I recently built my new pc with the following parts :
CPU : i7 6700 RAM : 16GB DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws F4-2400C15D-16GVR Power supply : be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM ATX 400W PC BN276 Motherboard : Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero Graphics card : NVIDIA GTX 650 (yes, I still use my old card because new ones are really expensive)
I was happy with it until I powered it on. Every time I start my machine the Q-Led displays different codes and then gets frozen on 18. I have already removed the CMOS battery and reseted the BIOS. I also put just one RAM module inside but I still get the same error. According to the manual code 18 means : "Pre-Memory System Agent initialization"
What should I do now? Is something broken? Can I fix it? I hope that you guys can help me out 🙂
I however had a different CPU! It was an i7 6400t QHQG (Engineering sample) and I read on an russian forum that the CPU isn't supported in the newer bios versions. I just had to downgrade my bios version with the asus flashback feature on bios version 2202. Now everything works fine 🙂 If you want to overclock the chip then you just have to download the modified bios for this CPU on the russian forum : https://forums.overclockers.ru/viewtopic.php?p=14378504#p14378504 (Use google chrome for translation)