Troubleshooting help b6 bios error code.
Like the title says my issue is the elusive b6 bios code, about 7 hours prior to this post my pc suddenly seized up while in the middle of a game. My cursor became sluggish (if you ever played a game with heavy mouse smoothing it felt similar to that.) and nothing I clicked on was responsive, I attempted to ctrl-alt-delete thinking it was the game causing the issue but even that refused to work only giving me a "preparing security options" screen. Something odd about the whole ordeal was a stream I had running in the background continued to play without issue, I didn't stick around to see if it fix itself though and quicky did a hard shutdown.
Upon rebooting though i was given the b6 error and my pc refused to boot past post, I'd also later figure out through my troubleshooting that my dram LED light was a solid red every time I attempted to boot.
I started by looking in the manual to figure out that the b6 code meant "clean up of nvram", taking to google I found that this non descript code had either something to do with my dimm or cmos. I chose start with my ram by removing each individual piece and trying them one by one, unfortunately they all came back with the b6 error. Something to note is my mother board according to it's manual only allows single ram configurations to be slotted in a specific slot, trying others results in several beeps by the speaker and a new error code which the manual indicates means no ram has been detected.
With the above not working I moved on to the cmos, first I attempted to use the jumpers to reset it but was still met with the b6 code. I also tried removing the battery for several minutes and even replacing but got the same results.
Lastly I tried using my motherboards momOK feature which I had initially skipped over since it seemed aimed at compatibly issues, unfortunately it didn't do anything and the b6 error as well as the solid light persisted.
I'm at the ends of my wit now, there really isn't much information about this specific error code online. I also don't have any compatible parts I can use for testing purposes, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
My build should be below but I'm posting from mobile and it doesn't seem to be working here, so for safety sake here are my specs.
Mobo - Asus - X99-A ATX LGA2011-3
Cpu - i7 5820k overclocked to 4.0 thx
Gpu - EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FTW
Ram - G.Skill - Ripjaws Series 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666