Discussion Advice on installing upgraded RAM to AsRock X99X killer

coroloro

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I currently have one 8 GB stick of DDR4 RAM, which CPU-Z says has an NB frequency of 1,199.3 Mhz. I am upgrading to what the specs of the motherboard say is the max frequency it takes (3,000+) with four 8 GB sticks of DDR4 DRAM 3,000 (making it 32 GB of RAM- I still have four more empty slots).

I didn’t get the 3200 because some people who had encountered problems and apparently special configuration was needed.

I can pop the RAM in fine: my question is if I need to enter BIOS or elsewhere to do any changes?

Thank you in advance!!
 

coroloro

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Short answer is you may need to use xmp to set the memory to that speed. What are your system specs?
Okay- here are my specs ('short' verion):
Intel Core i7 5820K (with water cooling)
Full thermaltek tower with a 900 watt power supply- I leave the side panel open to allow for better cooling, mainly of the graphics card as it tends to run hot
8 gigs DDR4 DRAM by "Crucial Technology" (1,200 MHz- it is under the water cooling system a local PC store installed for me, so I will have to remove the cooling unit somewhat to get at the RAM so can't give you more details)
ASRock X99X Killer motherboard
Drive C: internal SSD drive 120 gig
Drive D: internal SATA hard drive roughly 3 terabytes (2.73 available)
External USB 3.0 hard disk- 4.55 terabytes (almost full, encrypted with Windows 10 Bitlocker)

(due to lack of space- I mainly use drive C SSD drive for windows, my user profiles (take up a lot of space, and programs required to install to C drive. I can't backup my iPhone 7 Plus because, last I checked, iTunes requires it be on the C drive and I just lack the space. I keep my programs and games on drive D, and video files/pictures/backup stuff on the external drive)

I forget- I may have used the BIOS to overclock just slightly (I need to check), but needless to say when it comes to multi-threading my CPU-Z score (comparing it to other CPU scores) is 3617, single thread is 476. For multi-threading, that puts my I7-5820k above an Intel Core i7-6850K (3404) and just below the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (3640) and Intel Core i7-8086K (3773).

OS: Windows 10 Professional (though it seems to be a bit screwy at times- hey, I manage)

I have the Occulus Rift and Oculus Touch, and my monitor is a Samsung large 3DTV (so, limited resolution but large screen and- hey, can watch 3D with active 3D glasses).

I am upgrading the RAM and the video card- and I am hoping that perhaps the VR game "Star Trek Bridge Crew" will finally work without crashing once I do. I am getting the above-mentioned RAM, and also upgrading to a new video card to help handle the VR and gaming/video editing/art/etc (Asus Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB ROG Strix OC edition).

Hope that helps :)
 

coroloro

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New RAM didn’t seem to work- computer wouldn’t boot- four sticks total (32 gb) of:

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)
Any thoughts as to why it didn’t work? I have to move the water cooler for the processor to get it out of the water.
 

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