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I am in the process of building a new PC, the motherboard is a EVGA Z68 FTW that I bought awhile back (bought the parts as i could) and I got everything installed and went to power up the system and this motherboard has an LED screen that gives a code for debugging if there is an issue, it shows code 55 which is for no memory installed. However the RAM i am using is Corsair Dominator 8GB (2x4GB) Duel channel memory. the RAM has am LED light that turns on when the PC is powered on. Each time i get this code on the LED the memory has its lights/LEds on. So how can i tell if this is a motherboard issue or a RAM issue. I did try other memory from a different PC, and got the same result. That memory is used in the other PC just fine.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06Ghz ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM LGA 1366 intel X58 SATA 6GB/s NVIDIA Geforce GeForce GTX 460 CORSAIR DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair 40GB SSD, 640GB Western Digital HDD Samsung PRO SSD  HP Blue ray player, DVD/CD writer/Reader Windows 7 home premium 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24" HD LCD widescreen monitor Logitech G510 Corsair 850W Modular COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black ATXFulltower 
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The Beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06Ghz ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM LGA 1366 intel X58 SATA 6GB/s NVIDIA Geforce GeForce GTX 460 CORSAIR DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair 40GB SSD, 640GB Western Digital HDD Samsung PRO SSD  HP Blue ray player, DVD/CD writer/Reader Windows 7 home premium 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24" HD LCD widescreen monitor Logitech G510 Corsair 850W Modular COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black ATXFulltower 
Mouse Pad
World of Warcraft Cataclysm 
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I contacted EVGA and found the issue. It is because I have the ivy bridge CPU installed. The BIOS is not updated for that processor since its been awhile since I purchased the motherboard.
The Beast
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06Ghz ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM LGA 1366 intel X58 SATA 6GB/s NVIDIA Geforce GeForce GTX 460 CORSAIR DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair 40GB SSD, 640GB Western Digital HDD Samsung PRO SSD  HP Blue ray player, DVD/CD writer/Reader Windows 7 home premium 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24" HD LCD widescreen monitor Logitech G510 Corsair 850W Modular COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black ATXFulltower 
Mouse Pad
World of Warcraft Cataclysm 
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The Beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06Ghz ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM LGA 1366 intel X58 SATA 6GB/s NVIDIA Geforce GeForce GTX 460 CORSAIR DDR3 6GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair 40GB SSD, 640GB Western Digital HDD Samsung PRO SSD  HP Blue ray player, DVD/CD writer/Reader Windows 7 home premium 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24" HD LCD widescreen monitor Logitech G510 Corsair 850W Modular COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black ATXFulltower 
Mouse Pad
World of Warcraft Cataclysm 
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