Question Everything working fine up until I changed memory frequency

Jun 1, 2020
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I just built my first computer today and almost everything went perfect. It went to the BIOS without a problem (this is where I first noticed the RAM frequency being different than what was advertised) and booted without a problem. I installed windows and all of the necessary drivers and it was all up to date.
This is where I messed up. Going back to the BIOS where I noticed that my RAM frequency that was listed (2133 MHz) was not the same as the frequency advertised for my RAM (3600 MHz), I thought that I should be able to change this to 3600 MHz without a problem. Once I made the changes and restarted my pc, it wouldn't boot at all. I did some troubleshooting online and found that I had to reset CMOS and the way I did it was by removing the battery for about 1 minute and putting it back in. Once I did this, I was able to see the BIOS again but now when it try's to boot, I have a black screen with a constant spinning circle. I can move my cursor but that's about all I can do. I'm really in need of assistance ASAP! Any help is much appreciated.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600.
Motherboard: ASUS Tuf gaming x570 plus wifi.
 

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Try resetting your bios again and within the bios change the boot order to your primary OS drive. If that works then save that config and work on trying to get your RAM back to its rated speed. If your RAM is having issues, you may need to change the SoC core voltage. Safe values are between 1.0 - 1.2v. The VDDP can be 0.9v and VDDG 1v. These are the voltages that control your memory lanes. I had trouble getting my 3600 16GBx2 kit to their rated speeds until I fiddled around with these voltages. I set my SoC to 1.05v, though this varies by board.
 
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Jun 1, 2020
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Try resetting your bios again and within the bios change the boot order to your primary OS drive. If that works then save that config and work on trying to get your RAM back to its rated speed. If your RAM is having issues, you may need to change the SoC core voltage. Safe values are between 1.0 - 1.2v. The VDDP can be 0.9v and VDDG 1v. These are the voltages that control your memory lanes. I had trouble getting my 3600 16GBx2 kit to their rated speeds until I fiddled around with these voltages. I set my SoC to 1.05v, though this varies by board.
I reset the BIOS again and changed the boot order to my primary OS but still have the same issues. I ended up installing windows 10 to my HDD and sure enough it fixed my problem. From there I was able to wipe my SSD and reinstall windows 10 on it with no problem.
 
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