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3 years ago#1
Getting a CODE 53 which is a memory issue on my ASUS z77 Extreme4 after hooking up a new PSU. I went on the website to see if the ram was supported and I found out it actually wasn't, however prior to hooking up a new PSU everything worked.

Did the new PSU overpower the ram due to it's incompatibility with my mobo, and if so could that have been why my computer was having issues, due to the RAM not even being compatible?
3 years ago#2
3 years ago#3
You can run memtest on it, but I'm not sure how much that would help here.

I've never had (or heard of) a new PSU overloading RAM, but it might be the case. Were it me, and you had more than one stick of RAM, I'd remove one stick of RAM at a time and try to eliminate the possibility of a bad stick. Just remove one, use the computer for a while, if you get the error swap the sticks out again.

Also, how frequently do you get the error? Is it after use, or can you not even boot into Windows?
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3 years ago#4
I would blame it on the memory modules being moved when you unplug the 24 pin connector more than the PSU overloading them, that is just not how things work. The voltage from the PSU goes through another voltage regulation in the motherboard before it reaches the memory.
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3 years ago#5
So the ram doesn't even register on a friend's are you saying I fried all 4 pieces of ram just by unplugging the pins connecting to the mobo from the old PSU?

If that is the case, would anything else be damaged? My GPU is spinning and I can hear the HDD spinning as well.
3 years ago#6
And I also get a Dr debug 20, and then 53, which if I am correct both pertained to memory.
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