I assume its expected that I would have to hit mem ok every time to get it to boot (assuming because the settings arent being saved). Oddly this time it was starting up and shutting down, instead of squealing the 53 error.
but when I hit the mem ok button it reboots and posts (one short beep) to code A4 IDE detect which I have nothing else hooked up at this point.
The memory LED is red and blinls since the system is posting, I imagine thats ok, but here is an image:
(i didnt hook it up to a monitor busy today and just had time to pop in the memory and boot it) Tomorrow I will hook the onboard HDMI to my monitor and check the Bios settings to get it to post every time with my memory, but so far its promising.
you only have to press it once and the ram sticks are instantly set to super relaxed timings. after that, go into the bios and turn on the xmp profile. from there it will detect the proper timings and your set to go