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RAM issues on Asus ROG Maximus 4 Gene Z

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Hey guys,
someone brought me a pc that wouldn't turn on, so the first thing I did was trying to power it on a few times in presence of the owner, the pc did turn on a few times but very erratically, tried playing with the DIMMS, taking of the GPU, few things like that but no clear answer as to what would cause this.
So I just took the pc apart and put the mobo in my bench, turned on the first time so since his case was an old metal thing I thought maybe it was just causing a short.
Did a few things he asked me and put the pc on the side for a little while. Now I'm trying to get it back on and it stays stuck at error code 55 (according to my Crossair V Formula Z book it's "no RAM detected"), and I don't really know why it's doing this.
I'm going to test a few other things but if someone has an idea as to what would be the cause (hoping it's not a fried motherboard), thanks in advance for helping smile.gif
post #2 of 4
Could be either the CPU / Motherboard or RAM Sticks, try 1 stick on each slot (Not meaning putting all 4 sticks in, but trying 1 slot at a time.)

Troubleshooting diagnostics:
  • Check the CPU Socket if any pins are bent.
  • Check the DIMM (Ram Slots) if any pins look damaged or misaligned.
  • Check if the RAM in the DIMM (Ram Slots) are put in properly, where they do not wiggle at all.

I usually switch components with other components until I find what is faulty. (Luckily my dad owns a computer shop, I work there sometimes).
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Yeah, thanks smile.gif I don't know what he did with his motherboard but the DIMM slots are really loose, I'd say at this point the motherboard is deffective.
Problem solved
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Definitely the dimm slots are no good. Its supposed to lock in the ram sticks and not allow them to wiggle at all.
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