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Maximus VIII Extreme q code 51 after entering OS

Strong_Island
Level 7
Hey guys, does anyone else see this error code, is it normal. it stays at 51 after I enter OS. It seems to be working fine, does this mean something is wrong? Also does anyone get a clicking sound everytime you reboot or turn on?
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I'm having the same issue so I called support.

I'm having the same issue so I called support. They told me its because the Ram I bought (CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model CMD32GX4M2B3000C15) is not compatible with the Maximus VIII Extreme. He also said that I could continue using it without issue; But its just not on the QVL so thats why I am seeing that code (even though everything is working correctly). If there was an issue the system wouldn't start. I'm hoping the next BIOS update will fix it. But in the meantime I'll see about saving up for a set that is on the QVL.

Nate152
Moderator
Hi guys

In the manual Code 50-53 = Memory initialization error, invalid memory type or incompatible memory speed.

If it's working fine I wouldn't be too concerned.