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2990wx boot code "FC"

Question asked by thatlookstasty on Oct 20, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2018 by misterj

Hello!

I am receiving motherboard Q-Code "FC" while booting with an orange DRAM LED. Motherboard manual lists this as "Reserved for future AMI error codes".

I have used flashback to ensure the BIOS is fully up to date and compatible with the CPU:

I have tried 2 types of RAM:

  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro CMW32GX4M4C3200C16
  • Corsair Vengeance LED CMU16GX4M2C3200C16

All three of the motherboard power connectors are connected to a Corsair HX1000i, no graphics card, no storage, no other connectors, just CPU, RAM and power.

I have tried battery pull/CMOS reset.

I have tried multiple RAM/RAM slots.

I have had the motherboard replaced (currently testing with a brand new one right now, same results).

Any advice/guidance on next steps... worried that the CPU might be faulty? or compatibility issue?

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