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Slight RAM issue

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all,

 

I got a bit of problem adding more RAM to my rig. I made sure everything compatible before doing so. However, It just starts then shutdown and auto clears my CMOS. I'm trying to add another kit of 2x8GB sticks.

 

My PC currently uses 16GB 3200MHz kit Corsair Vengeance and the new extra kit of 16GB is the same as well. I've done my due diligence, ran some tests, swapped each stick, checked each slot. I tried different lower frequency speeds as well, as low as 2133MHz. I should note that at 2133MHz it was pretty stable and then trying to get it past 2666MHz it can become unstable and then reverts itself to 2133MHz. Could this be a power supply problem and/or DRAM voltage problem? I'll give a break down of my PCs specs below.

 

My reasoning behind 32GB of RAM is because use my system for both workstation purposes along with gaming (Virtual Machines).

 

If anyone could kindly spread some knowledge or guidance that would be wonderful!

Thank you very much!

 

- Lucas

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x

Mobo: MSi x470 gaming plus

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (trying to upgrade to 32GB)

GPU: RX 580 8GB

PSU: 750W

 

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4 minutes ago, LucasJohn said:

Hey all,

 

I got a bit of problem adding more RAM to my rig. I made sure everything compatible before doing so. However, It just starts then shutdown and auto clears my CMOS. I'm trying to add another kit of 2x8GB sticks.

 

My PC currently uses 16GB 3200MHz kit Corsair Vengeance and the new extra kit of 16GB is the same as well. I've done my due diligence, ran some tests, swapped each stick, checked each slot. I tried different lower frequency speeds as well, as low as 2133MHz. I should note that at 2133MHz it was pretty stable and then trying to get it past 2666MHz it can become unstable and then reverts itself to 2133MHz. Could this be a power supply problem and/or DRAM voltage problem? I'll give a break down of my PCs specs below.

 

My reasoning behind 32GB of RAM is because use my system for both workstation purposes along with gaming (Virtual Machines).

 

If anyone could kindly spread some knowledge or guidance that would be wonderful!

Thank you very much!

 

- Lucas

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x

Mobo: MSi x470 gaming plus

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (trying to upgrade to 32GB)

GPU: RX 580 8GB

PSU: 750W

 

Are both kits exactly the same timings, despite being the same make/model/speed?


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Zen+ has a poor IMC and running 4 sticks isn't going to help either.

 

What voltages are you running at?


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Are you enabling XMP/DOCP or just changing the RAM frequency manually? If changing manually, try enabling XMP/DOCP first and testing. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, gloop said:

Zen+ has a poor IMC and running 4 sticks isn't going to help either.

 

What voltages are you running at?

 

6 minutes ago, Eighjan said:

Are both kits exactly the same timings, despite being the same make/model/speed?

Ahh yes, I forgot to mention that. There timings are both the same.

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Just now, LucasJohn said:

 

Ahh yes, I forgot to mention that. There timings are both the same.

They could even be different DIMM die manufacturers...

Are the Corsair identifiers all the same on the product labels?


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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6 minutes ago, gloop said:

Zen+ has a poor IMC and running 4 sticks isn't going to help either.

 

What voltages are you running at?

I believe it's set to auto as per my friend recommending that. That's why I suspect they're not getting enough power.

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I believe it's set to auto as per my friend recommending that. That's why I suspect they're not getting enough power.

Set the Dram voltage to 1.35v and the SOC voltage to 1.1v. 
 

Then try booting at 2666Mhz, 2933Mhz, etc. 


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13 minutes ago, gloop said:

Set the Dram voltage to 1.35v and the SOC voltage to 1.1v. 
 

Then try booting at 2666Mhz, 2933Mhz, etc. 

sounds like my theory/question from earlier is correct... they are not enabling XMP/DOCP, but rather manually changing the speed


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2tb Crucial MX500 SSD | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Fractal Design Meshify S2 |  EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair LL140 | 3x Corsair LL120

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

sounds like my theory/question from earlier is correct... they are not enabling XMP/DOCP, but rather manually changing the speed

Apologies, I meant to reply to your previous post. I did enable XMP however, the system would start then immediately shutdown and set itself to 2133MHz. That's when I started manually changing speeds.

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36 minutes ago, gloop said:

Set the Dram voltage to 1.35v and the SOC voltage to 1.1v. 
 

Then try booting at 2666Mhz, 2933Mhz, etc. 

I will try this. I will report later with results.

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20 hours ago, LucasJohn said:

I will try this. I will report later with results.

Some results:

I adjusted the voltage for DRAM and SOC. Adjusted speed to 2733MHz it became unstable, then provided with BSOD (kernel security check failure). I lowered the frequency 2666MHz however, it too became unstable. BSOD (reference by pointer). So far it's running at 2400MHz stable for now. I ran the Windows Memory test. Returned with no errors. I have yet to raise the voltage and test again.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, gloop said:

Set the Dram voltage to 1.35v and the SOC voltage to 1.1v. 
 

Then try booting at 2666Mhz, 2933Mhz, etc. 

Some results:

I adjusted the voltage for DRAM and SOC. Adjusted speed to 2733MHz it became unstable, then provided with BSOD (kernel security check failure). I lowered the frequency 2666MHz however, it too became unstable. BSOD (reference by pointer). So far it's running at 2400MHz stable for now. I ran the Windows Memory test. Returned with no errors. I have yet to raise the voltage and test again.

 I've played a few games too and ran some VMs already with 2400MHz set. So far it's still stable.

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Just now, LucasJohn said:

Some results:

I adjusted the voltage for DRAM and SOC. Adjusted speed to 2733MHz it became unstable, then provided with BSOD (kernel security check failure). I lowered the frequency 2666MHz however, it too became unstable. BSOD (reference by pointer). So far it's running at 2400MHz stable for now. I ran the Windows Memory test. Returned with no errors. I have yet to raise the voltage and test again.

 I've played a few games too and ran some VMs already with 2400MHz set. So far it's still stable.

Ok, you can go to 1.4 on most RAM sticks, so try 3.75v again.


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