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post #191 of 1703
I have had my Gigabyte Z170x Gaming G7 for two weeks and love the board so far. But setup didn't come without some problems and I thought I would share with you my experience and possibly help some people in the process.

After one long build session following work I found out, much to my horror, that my motherboard wouldn't pass POST with certain memory channels being used. After some back and forth with g.skill they informed me this wasn't a memory problem, but a motherboard problem. This was upsetting because I really didn't want to RMA my board. After some googling, I saw that I wasn't alone, other gaming 7 users and z170 users in general were having similar memory problems. But before I started the return process, I wanted to exhaust all my troubleshooting options.

I then removed my cpu cooler and noticed two things wrongs, both of which aren't inherently Gigabyte's fault. First, a motherboard pin was bent. This was troubling as I had never had this happen to me. Luckily there are some good guides out there detailing how to carefully bend pins back into place. Most likely, this wasn't the cause of my issue. For all I know, I bent the pin removing the cpu, not installing it.

Second, I noticed something strange on my CPU cooler's included stand-offs; one side was black and rubbery (an insulator, probably electrical tape or something similar) and the other side metal. I had accidentally installed two of the standoffs upside down and they were actually shorting the lanes from the cpu to the memory modules printed on the circuit board!

In conclusion, what I thought was a defective memory module on the board was actually only installation error of my cpu cooler (maybe a pin was bent too). Now that it has been fixed, I can finally say that I am happy with my board entirely.
post #192 of 1703
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Hello my Friends! I own a gaming 7 and i have a questing.. i use some g.skill trident z3200 16gig with 6700k. Im not the best builder but everyting was nice ( im buy most asus ) but now i buy GB, so far im happy but i have everytime on The MOBO the 6F(bF)(dont know perfect) Error debug code. Im new in to GB so in the Manual stands for Reserved. Should i use the Black Ram slots or the red? or black and red? sorry for my question but i dont know..whats the problem. thanks alot! and sorry for my bad english.

If you're only using two sticks, you should use the same colour.

As far as black/red, I'm not sure. Usually the one closest to the CPU. If you still have issues, try with just a single stick of RAM. .

But before you do all that, make sure you have the latest BIOS. http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5481&dl=1#bios

F5p is the latest
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post #193 of 1703
hello! i did everything same problem.. 6F or bF dont know... so means my mb is DOA? should i send it back? i use ram who is registred for good support.
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system booted ? and you see on led screen 6f or bf ? or just blank screen and that post code ?
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It's been a while since I've built a rig and so am unfamiliar with MoBos and the debug readout. Should I be worried if it boots into Windows fine and displays a "51" readout(memory initialization error..)? I also get "04", which I consider a step up from "51", but then shutting down seems slow.

I may actually have a bad board as it seems temperamental with getting my 4 sticks of HyperX working. That is it was "working", got to Windows fine, but I decided to investigate the debug codes, and then things started going south. But I figure with electronics, it either works all the time, or is broken all the time, anything else must be software/firmware..could it be my board? Should I wait for a new BIOS?

Have been running memtest86+ and what I thought was a dodgy dim slot (4) was errorless for 10 passes so far, 8 just by itself, and 2 with another slot (2) populated. Will slowly work my way up to all 4 sticks (32GB HyperX 2666 CL15), but this build isn't as fun as I was hoping it would be..

Thoughts?

Thanks!

Edit: Motherboard is a Z170X-UD5 TH.
i7 6700k and 1TB Samsung Evo SSD plus the RAM are all that's currently plugged into the system.
Edited by TheContact - 10/16/15 at 6:30pm
post #196 of 1703
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There is no reason to worry.. If pc properly working there is no need for panic smile.gif
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post #197 of 1703
Does anyone know if GA-H170N-WIFI supports 16GB ECC Registered DIMM modules?
I can't find DDR4 16GB modules for desktops.
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There is no reason to worry.. If pc properly working there is no need for panic smile.gif

And now it won't get past POST at all with 4 sticks..weird.

Time to be worried hah
post #199 of 1703
The 04 code means the computer has woken from sleep mode I believe.
post #200 of 1703
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hello! i did everything same problem.. 6F or bF dont know... so means my mb is DOA? should i send it back? i use ram who is registred for good support.


I have the same board gaming 7 and my code is (bf). everything seems to work fine.
On the old bios I used to get (A0).
Edited by mechwarrior - 10/18/15 at 12:09am
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