So I've been using my G. Skill 2x8GB sticks at XMP with my ASUS Maximus X Code and 8700K for a few years now and they were pretty much stable up to this point where I had an out of the nowhere BSOD while Win 10 was just on the desktop.
I thought it was one time thing and I let it go (just forced reboot). But then it started BSOD'ing again until it came to a point where the machine wasn't able to POST anymore with Q code 55 (no memory installed). Tried MemOK, Clear CMOS, ReTry, etc. to no avail.
I then started testing my RAM modules.
1. Switched both modules from A2/B2 slots to A1/B1 -> TEST FAILED
2. Removed stick2 and tested stick1 in each or the 4 slots -> ALL TESTS FAILED
3. Removed stick1 and tested stick2 -> ALL TESTS SUCCEEDED!
I mean, it's obvious to me that stick1's the culrpit and I need to send back to G. Skill but I guess I just wanted to pick your brains out and wanted confirmation, which is why I posted. I've had my fair share of bad RAM modules in the past but never to the point that it won't let my machine POST.
Any thoughts? Thanks.
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