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ASUS Maximus viii ranger ram issues

so put together my rig, and keep get the 1 continuous beep followed by four beeps, indicating hardware component failure. unplugged everything and reinstalled it, same thing. Called ASUS and the sayd from what the can tell is the my ram wasn't compatible. i have the GSKILL ripsaws V 2x8gb(16gb) (f4-2400c15d-16vr). in the mobo manual it does not have this part number under its compatible RAM. But under PCpartpicker the ram is compatible. i was wondering if it is or isn't, and to see if i may have another problem instead of just waiting 3 days for the new sticks to come in
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  1. What beeps getting if removing all RAMs and starting the board?
  2. alexoiu said:
    What beeps getting if removing all RAMs and starting the board?

    the one continuous beep followed by 2 and repeated
  3. The RAnger has a display on it for such things. What's teh code that's displayed with teh ram in?
    Also, have you tried clearing the CMOS?
  4. Sean_72 said:
    alexoiu said:
    What beeps getting if removing all RAMs and starting the board?

    the one continuous beep followed by 2 and repeated


    Now insert single RAM module. Test each slot. See if still 1 long 4 short beeps.
  5. Hlsgsz said:
    The RAnger has a display on it for such things. What's teh code that's displayed with teh ram in?
    Also, have you tried clearing the CMOS?


    code 99
  6. It would seem that you have not connected everything correctly to the motherboard. Even the CPu fan not beeing connected may cause this. Check all teh power calbles everyhting.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2815346/beep-display-code-maximus-viii-ranger.html
  7. alexoiu said:
    Sean_72 said:
    alexoiu said:
    What beeps getting if removing all RAMs and starting the board?

    the one continuous beep followed by 2 and repeated


    Now insert single RAM module. Test each slot. See if still 1 long 4 short beeps.


    with 1 stick in… 1 beep + 4beeps. q code 99 / A2
  8. after unplugging everything and removing the video card. and leaving one stick of ram in. i still get code 99 but now the beeps goes 1 quick one. 5 seconds later 1 more quick beep and that its. still will not boot to my monitor as well
  9. When 99, when A2?
  10. alexoiu said:
    When 99, when A2?


    about the same time as the first beep. it would flash 99/a2 nd after the first beep it stays 99
  11. Have you tested each RAM slot?
    What CPU using?
  12. Try disconnecting the drives aswell. A2 relates to IDE detection.

    EDIT: Actually disconnect everything except:
    24-pin ATX power cable
    8-pin CPU power cable
    CPU and cooler
    DRAM(1 stick)
    Front panel I/O cables
    Keyboard and mouse
  13. alexoiu said:
    Have you tested each RAM slot?
    What CPU using?


    i5 6500. and yes both preferred slots have been tested.
  14. Can you post a picture of the motherboard?
  15. Hlsgsz said:
    Try disconnecting the drives aswell. A2 relates to IDE detection.

    EDIT: Actually disconnect everything except:
    24-pin ATX power cable
    8-pin CPU power cable
    CPU and cooler
    DRAM(1 stick)
    Front panel I/O cables
    Keyboard and mouse


    after doing this code switched from 99 to 66
  16. How have you connected the CPU cooler (fans and pump)?
  17. alexoiu said:
    How have you connected the CPU cooler (fans and pump)?


    its in the one image of the cpu. but fan connected to the CPU fan pin and pump connected to the pump pin
  18. Can you connect the pump to the power supply (by using a 4 pin to molex adapter)?
  19. alexoiu said:
    Can you connect the pump to the power supply (by using a 4 pin to molex adapter)?


    no i don't have any, plus the pump connector is 3 pin
  20. That would be error b6, not 66 :)

    You probably have a corrupted BIOS. Update it to teh latest version using teh BIOS flashback feature.
    Remove the ram and truns the sytem off. EDIT: NOT IN THAT ORDER :))

    1. Download the 1701 BIOS file: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/MAXIMUS_VIII_RANGER/MAXIMUS-VIII-RANGER-ASUS-1701.zip
    2. Format a USB pendrive to FAT32.
    3. Extract the BIOS file and rename the file to M8R.CAP.
    4. Put the BIOS file on your USB pendrive.
    5. Connect the USB pendrive to the usb flashback port(check manual).
    6. Press the USB BIOS Flashback button/ROG Connect button for three seconds till the LED begins to blink, then release.
    7. Wait until the LED stops blinking.
    8. Power on your system.

    This is all done with teh system off.
  21. OK so i install the stock CPU cooler that came iwht the i5. and the system booted up. what do i do about that if i want to keep the cooler
  22. Sean_72 said:
    OK so i install the stock CPU cooler that came iwht the i5. and the system booted up. what do i do about that if i want to keep the cooler


    First, do that BIOS update. The normal way, no need for flashback. Then load defaults, restart, enter again and set your options and save. After thios you stand a much better chance of booting with the AIO cooler.
  23. alexoiu said:


    i will be trying this but right now is priority to get this up and running fine then i will get that to install the better cooler
  24. Best answer
  25. Tradesman1 said:



    OP's system works with the stock cooler but refuzes to boot and spewes out all sorts of error codes when he connects his AIO cooler to both the CPU header and pump header, so i don't htink it;s teh PSU. You had/have such a setup if i remember correctly, right? Have you ever heard of such issues?
  26. Wondering if coolers mounting plate or the installed mobo may be shorting on case - or if PSU is marginal and Cooler shorting not getting full power for pump, also might be the thermal compound and the the CPU overheats and shuts down
  27. Hlsgsz said:
    Tradesman1 said:



    OP's system works with the stock cooler but refuzes to boot and spewes out all sorts of error codes when he connects his AIO cooler to both the CPU header and pump header, so i don't htink it;s teh PSU. You had/have such a setup if i remember correctly, right? Have you ever heard of such issues?


    well it has been solved i guess. thanks for all the help. my system is fully installed (except cpu cooler). as for what i did, well pretty much 8 hours of unplugging and reinstalling everything. once i bare backed the system and was able to update bios, i installed just the gpu. booted up system several time until if finally took the graphics card and loaded bios. then i installed hard drive which has windows on it. then changed the boot sequence. once everything updated i installed the other stick of ram, the ssd, installed all the drivers for the gpu, and mono and no she works like a champ. ( i was afraid to install everything right away as soon as i got windows to load, so i did it one at a time and made sure the mobo took it)
  28. And the AIO?
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