my specs are: MSI Z77 Mpower
Gskill RipjawsX 3 x 4gb 1600mhz
Intel i5 3570k
If i install RAM into my mobo's slot 1 or 2 error code 55 comes up(digits on mobo) and my machine does a reboot cycle, every 10 seconds.
If i put RAM in slot 3 OR (not and) 4 it however does work and i can access my computer.
This is obviously a problem as i can't have more than 4gb of RAM at a time.
Is there a way (eg in the bios) where i can fix this problem?
Either failing ram slots or the bend pin inside the CPU socket in the MB. You are better to check out first or return the MB if you can I mean under warranty.
I don't think it is the CPU pins as many other people seem to experience the same problem with this motherboard. Unless the motherboard was shipped with damaged pins i don't believe that is the solution.
Update: if i put 2x4gb on channel 3&4 the computer does work. Still get the reboot cycle if i put RAM in 1 or 2, or both
I got the exact same problem with my motherboard. Same motherboard as you, brand spanking new.... I don't THINK it's my CPU, but I've tried everything else, so guess I have to give it a go at trying to find a replacement just for me to test it out.