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Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 model CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9

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August 16, 2013 5:56:11 PM

I just got an ASUS Maximus VI GENE Board. and I am getting start up code 53. (Bad or incompatible memory).

I doubt both sticks are bad (i tried each stick individually). and in different DIMM slots. I am confused s to why this memory would be incompatible with the board.
a b } Memory
August 16, 2013 6:05:34 PM

press the memok button. it should set the memory at relaxed settings. afterwards you can setup the xmp profile and get your ram running at the correct speeds
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August 17, 2013 6:31:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
press the memok button. it should set the memory at relaxed settings. afterwards you can setup the xmp profile and get your ram running at the correct speeds


At what time should I press it? (before booting up or after boot).

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August 17, 2013 6:38:23 AM

press it when booting. it kind of works like a reset switch
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August 17, 2013 8:38:47 AM

TheBigTroll said:
press it when booting. it kind of works like a reset switch



Thanks I will give it a shot today or tomorrow and be sure to post my results.
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August 17, 2013 2:53:15 PM

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.
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August 17, 2013 3:22:09 PM

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
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August 20, 2013 8:01:27 AM

Thanks man everything worked like a charm.
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