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My First Ryzen build, odd behavior

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just build my first Ryzen build and i experienced some odd behavior. But first my spec:

Cpu: Ryzen 1600

Gpu Palit 1060 jet stream

Coller: Silentium PC Fortis V2

Ram: Corsair Vengance LPX 3000mhz 15-17-17-35 CMK8GX4M2B3000C15R

Mobo: Msi B350 Tomahawk bios 1.9


After assembly my system don't even post. It turned out that one ram stick is not working, and after removing it my system post and i was able to install windows with 1 stick only. I was even able to OC ram up to 2800mhz t 16-16-16-35 (I read that some people are able to run that memory at 3200mhz 16-18-18-36 at same motherboard, but in my case system won't post with that). I was going to RMA RAM but out of curiosity i checked  memory in z170 system, and, to my surprise i find out that both memory sticks are ok and run at 2933 15-17-17-35 with no problems. At that point i was thinking that the problem is with my motherboard rather than ram, so i took ram from z170 build (G.Skill 3000mhz 15-16-16-35 2x4gb). And it works flawless, easily overclocked to 3200mhz  16-16-16-35! So my mobo is ok. As a last resort i put all 4 sticks (G.Skill and Corsair) together and... it works as well, all 4 sticks was detected and i was able to oc to 2444mhz. 

Any of you have idea why one of the corsair don't work with my motherboard at all unless i put two additional sticks? I would understand if any of those corsair sticks didn't work, but that is odd as hell!

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Make sure the ram 2 sticks are in the same color dimm slot. You may want to flash the bios with an updated bios. 

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1) Its MSI

2) check if you have the proper slots

Strix RGBuild:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @3.9GHz 1.3625V (LLC5 flatline)

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

Mobo: Asus ROG Strix X370-F

RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 16gb kit 3266MHz, 16-16-16-35 1.375V

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

There's never enough RGB


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If you haven't yet, you should make sure it's the RAM that's bad and not the DIMM slot itself. Take the stick you know works and put it into the second slot (or vice versa with the "bad" stick).

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Having issues with a Corsair AIO? Possible fix here:


Are you getting weird fan behavior, speed fluctuations, and/or other issues with Link?

Are you running AIDA64, HWinfo, CAM, or HWmonitor? (ASUS suite & other monitoring software often have the same issue.)

Corsair Link has problems with some monitoring software so you may have to change some settings to get them to work smoothly.

-For AIDA64: First make sure you have the newest update installed, then, go to Preferences>Stability and make sure the "Corsair Link sensor support" box is checked and make sure the "Asetek LC sensor support" box is UNchecked.

-For HWinfo: manually disable all monitoring of the AIO sensors/components.

-For others: Disable any monitoring of Corsair AIO sensors.

That should fix the fan issue for some Corsair AIOs (H80i GT/v2, H110i GTX/H115i, H100i GTX and others made by Asetek). The problem is bad coding in Link that fights for AIO control with other programs. You can test if this worked by setting the fan speed in Link to 100%, if it doesn't fluctuate you are set and can change the curve to whatever. If that doesn't work or you're still having other issues then you probably still have a monitoring software interfering with the AIO/Link communications, find what it is and disable it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Judd said:

Why don't you switch the RAM. The corsair ones in the z170 and g.skill in Ryzen


That would be perfect but i can't do that because:

1. Z170 system isn't my, i just borrowed it to test everything and owner want his sticks back

2. G.Skill sticks are blue and don't match with rest of the system B|

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