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Cannot overclock ram (fails)

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I just realized that my 2666Mhz ram has been running at 2133Mhz for 3 years... 

So I decided to try and overclock it but this is what happens every time...: https://imgur.com/a/pTjLtn6

 

What I have tried and what led to fails:

Enabling XMP (also manually)  https://imgur.com/a/Jkxk36o

Setting 2400, 2600 2666 mhz frequencies manually

All frequencies above with different voltages, 1.200V stock, 1.250, 1.350

Tried the feature "Memory Try It !" 

 

CPU: i5 6600k @3.5Ghz

MOBO: Msi Z170 Gaming M5

RAM: Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8 2666Mhz (cmk16gx4m2a2666c16)

 

The only thing that I know I can do is to update the BIOS, I have never done that.

It might be an obvious solution?

https://imgur.com/a/MUOU7Wr

I don't know if it matters tho because I feel like I should've been able to do this right when I built the PC, without updating the BIOS.

 

 

Main: Gigabyte G1 980Ti, i5 6600k, MSI Z170A M5, 16GB DDR4 2666, NZXT H440, NZXT x61, EVGA 750W G2, Windows 10 

 

Second PC: EVGA Reference GTX 680, i7 2700k, 16GB DDR3, Corsair 300R, Corsair CX500W, Windows 10

 

Laptop: Acer Aspire 5750G, GT540M, i7 2630QM, 6GB DDR3, Windows 7 

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Try these steps:

  1. One stick at a time with XMP
  2. Run memtest86 at 2133Mhz
  3. Set VCCIO to 1.25v and try XMP again
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7 minutes ago, Leo_Dahlin said:

I just realized that my 2666Mhz ram has been running at 2133Mhz for 3 years... 

So I decided to try and overclock it but this is what happens every time...: https://imgur.com/a/pTjLtn6

 

What I have tried and what led to fails:

Enabling XMP (also manually)  https://imgur.com/a/Jkxk36o

Setting 2400, 2600 2666 mhz frequencies manually

All frequencies above with different voltages, 1.200V stock, 1.250, 1.350

Tried the feature "Memory Try It !" 

 

CPU: i5 6600k @3.5Ghz

MOBO: Msi Z170 Gaming M5

RAM: Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8 2666Mhz (cmk16gx4m2a2666c16)

 

The only thing that I know I can do is to update the BIOS, I have never done that.

It might be an obvious solution?

https://imgur.com/a/MUOU7Wr

I don't know if it matters tho because I feel like I should've been able to do this right when I built the PC, without updating the BIOS.

 

 

I highly dough this is the problem but is it overheating?

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11 minutes ago, badreg said:

Try these steps:

  1. One stick at a time with XMP
  2. Run memtest86 at 2133Mhz
  3. Set VCCIO to 1.25v and try XMP again

Ok thanks will try those things tomorrow. 

Main: Gigabyte G1 980Ti, i5 6600k, MSI Z170A M5, 16GB DDR4 2666, NZXT H440, NZXT x61, EVGA 750W G2, Windows 10 

 

Second PC: EVGA Reference GTX 680, i7 2700k, 16GB DDR3, Corsair 300R, Corsair CX500W, Windows 10

 

Laptop: Acer Aspire 5750G, GT540M, i7 2630QM, 6GB DDR3, Windows 7 

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12 minutes ago, jake765111 said:

 

I highly dough this is the problem but is it overheating?

The RAM? I don't think so.. It doesn't have any time to heat up and it's weird if 2666mhz ram can't handle even 2400mhz

After i save the overclock the computer shuts off and when it turns on the fail message comes up so..

Main: Gigabyte G1 980Ti, i5 6600k, MSI Z170A M5, 16GB DDR4 2666, NZXT H440, NZXT x61, EVGA 750W G2, Windows 10 

 

Second PC: EVGA Reference GTX 680, i7 2700k, 16GB DDR3, Corsair 300R, Corsair CX500W, Windows 10

 

Laptop: Acer Aspire 5750G, GT540M, i7 2630QM, 6GB DDR3, Windows 7 

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1 minute ago, Leo_Dahlin said:

The RAM? I don't think so.. It doesn't have any time to heat up and it's weird if 2666mhz ram can't handle even 2400mhz

After i save the overclock the computer shuts off and when it turns on the fail message comes up so..

sounds like a ram or mobo issue.

 

I would try one dimm at a time and see if that works! If not it is most likely your mobo

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