Originally Posted by Jpmboy
If I understand the problem history... The 55 code, assuming the ram is not bad, broken or in inserted properly means the POST check cannot verify that any ram is installed. Make sure it is inserted fully and that is no "gunk" in the trunk (slots). All settings on auto (best done in this case by clearing the CMOS). If you still get 55, and the ram stick (test only one at a time) is good in another rig, then it's the CPU. Also check for crap in the socket or bent pins.
Thank you. I get first the CC code, then it switches to 55 after a while.
These codes started after I used my 9700k to test my son's Gigabyte z390 Aorus that went dead. After testing his mobo, I reinstalled the 9700k into Asus X Hero and it started to throw the CC code, followed by 55.
I used two RAM kits (16Gb 3600c17) and tested them on an i7-6700 & Asus z170 Pro Gaming combo. Both kits worked fine on the z170 platform. Definitely the RAM is fine.
My Asus x Hero,the one throwing errors, board has no bent pins, no gunk in the socket or in the RAM slots. I made sure to clean the CPU with isopropyl alcohol and inspected it, to make sure it's clean, without any debris. Components in the middle of the CPU lga seem ok, none blown after my brief testing on the Gigabyte.
The Asus error codes only started after I attempted to test the 9700k on that Gigabyte z390 board.
I read other reports of CC error followed by 55 on Asus boards and most had cooler overtightening issues (topology related?). I made sure the cooler screws were not overtightened.
Did I miss something? If it booted into BIOS initially, but froze and then started throwing those errors, is there something I might be missing to reset the board or something else?