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Does RAM ever just burn out?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have 64Gb of DDR4 3600Mhz G-Skill Trident Z installed, and I've never got it to operate @3600Mhz, it's always defaulted to @2133 for some reason. Now, I'm only reading 48Gb. I shut everything down, waited a couple minutes, shut the power supply off, then re-seated all 4 sticks, however I'm still only getting 48Gb of RAM detected. So I'm just wondering if a stick could have just burned out, or if I can actually repair the issue. I'm running Windows 10 Pro, a Threadripper 1950X, & a nVidia Quadro P5000, & the Motherboard is an Asrock Taichi X399. My PC is one year old, has been ran hard to wall many times, as I'm a creator and do a very large volume of 4K video & music rendering, sometimes rendering 2 or 3 different programs, all rendering at the same time. Is it possible a stick of RAM just burned out? Thank you in advance for any replies.

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Download MemTest and run it off a live USB. If there's something wrong with your RAM, that'll throw errors at you.


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It can fail but afaik it's generally very reliable, hence why many companies will give a lifetime warranty on it - the odds of them needing to pay out is low enough they can afford that - not true of most components.

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29 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

It can fail but afaik it's generally very reliable, hence why many companies will give a lifetime warranty on it - the odds of them needing to pay out is low enough they can afford that - not true of most components.

Nope, it can become faulty like Ryan andaisls9 said.


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rarely does that happen, it's more common to lose memory channels or working DIMM slots.


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3 hours ago, JabroniBaloney said:

The person you're quoting also said RAM can fail, just that it isn't likely. So, there's nothing for you to correct. 

A failing RAM is the same as a failing SSD.  It is rare as heck... You have more chance for one of your fans to go south then a SSD or RAM going south.  It's rare.  Now HDD will die but not a SSD since it have no moveable parts.  RAM failing is like the SSD dying, its not going to happen.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here’s something rather interesting, I’m rendering in After Effects, and it’s reading 55Gb of RAM under load, however, in both CAM & BIOS, it’s only reading 48Gb. What do you think?

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7 minutes ago, Ripper7620 said:

Here’s something rather interesting, I’m rendering in After Effects, and it’s reading 55Gb of RAM under load, however, in both CAM & BIOS, it’s only reading 48Gb. What do you think?

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Hey Ripper why are your CPU at 71c when its only 12 percent load ?


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