First time posting on here, but I was lurking around quite a bit as I was going through my new build. As the subject title suggests, I will sometimes encounter a random Code 00 error on a cold boot. The build went smoothly, so there was nothing that jumped to my mind where I may have broken something. I'll post the specs below for reference:
Maximus Gene VIII
Corsair LPX DDR4 3000 16GB (2x8)
Corsair H60 cooler
Seasonic x850 psu
Gigabyte Xtreme 970
Packed neatly in an Air 240 case
Basically, 1 out of every 15 boots I will receive a code 00 error. All the fans boot up, there's no indicator lights on, just the fans spinning and the code number. I hold down the power button, the unit turns off, wait 10 seconds, press power again and it boots up fine. Once it's on, I've never noticed any instability.
The only thing I found that could potentially be the culprit was the RAM. That particular configuration & speed is not listed on the approved list. Actually any 3000mhz setup for this board is all 4x4GB configurations, found that interesting too.
I've tried a few of the standard recommendations - loosening the cooler screws, running the RAM not overclocked (2133), giving the RAM a little more voltage, CPU not overclocked. I received a code 00 last night and am officially stumped.
The crux of my question really is what could cause such a random code 00 error? Could unapproved RAM cause a random code 00 error every now and then?
I've seen recommendations for bent pins or fried boards, the former of which I have not checked yet (except for during install), but feel like if that was the case, the board may consistently show code error 00 no?