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Gene Hero POST CODE 55 - Gskill issue?

Ozy311
Level 7
Topic Typo, didn't mean to put "Gene" in the topic. The MB is a Maximus VIII Hero".

My 6700K landed today to complete my build. Turning on the machine hangs at code 55 - Memory Not Installed. If I remove the Memory, I get the normal "Missing Memory beep" error 53. I have tried inserting the memory one stick at a time into DIMM_A2 and then tried pairs in DIMM_A2 DIMM_B2. No luck. I pressed MEM_OK, the system shut down and started back up with the yellow DRAM_LED light flashing, but it never completes.

I am using:

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) F4-3200C16Q-32GVK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231903

What am I missing here?
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Ozy311
Level 7
I just did a USB FlashBack to MAXIMUS VIII HERO BIOS 0508 to see if it would add or fix potential compatibility. It did not change anything.

Ozy311
Level 7
Asus Tech support told me since it wasn't on the QVL to go jump in a lake.

Ozy311
Level 7
Just called G.Skill. They said the fastest kit they have validated on this board in 32GB flavor is

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4-22400) F4-2800C15Q-32GVR

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Hero
6700K i7
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) F4-3200C16Q-32GVK
2x EVGA 980Ti Hybrid
Asus PCE-AC68 Wifi card
850 Pro 1TB
Enermax 1500W EMR1500EWT
CoolerMaster HAF Lan Box

Chino
Level 15

Ozy311
Level 7
Can I get some insight of what you are trying to test here before I start doing stuff like that?

Nate152
Moderator
Hello ozy311

Nice rig !

It's possible your cpu waterblock is too tight causing uneven pressure on the cpu and could be causing code 55. If it's not booting with one stick this could be the problem or you may have some bent cpu socket pins.

If loosening your waterblock a touch doesn't help, remove your waterblock and cpu and inspect the cpu socket for any bent or misaligned pins. Use a magnifying glass in good light, look close and carefully.

OK I can check. I used the CPU installation tool to make sure there was no pin mistakes. I'll loosen it now.