Question G.Skill RipJaw DDR3 X-2400 16GB (8x2) 11-13-13-31 speed -- boot errors

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Hi there.

I'm having issues related to booting and rebooting Windows when I try to manually adjust my DRAM timings.
I am currently using four G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3-2400 8GB sticks.
The timing profiles are 11-13-13-31.

In BIOS, everything runs fine in "Auto Mode", but with "Auto Mode" my DRAM Frequency sets itself between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz.
In most cases, these frequency changes aren't very noticeable; but for the game(s) I am trying to run, they are.
With that said, I upgraded to the 2400 Mhz sticks so that I could run my ram at 2400 Mhz - not at its automated settings of 1333 - 1600 Mhz.

If I manually attempt to set my timing profile to 11-13-13-31, save, and then boot -- it results in an endless black/blank screen.
If I use a preloaded DOCP timings profile, it will load to Windows (eventually) but if I attempt to reboot Windows -- I get an endless black/blank screen again.

Mobo: M5A97 LE R2.0
note: I read on another website that the max DRAM frequency for this mobo is 2133Mhz, however, I cannot find this in the mobo's manual. if this were true, why can I successfully boot into Windows at full 2400Mhz using the preloaded DOCP timings profile? I do have partial success loading into windows at 2400 Mhz, but rebooting becomes an issue after a successful boot. I would really like to fix this endless blank-screen that happens when I attempt to reboot.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3-2400 (11-13-13-31)

CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition
note: I can't OC my CPU without proper DRAM timings. I'm having issues setting my timings and voltage settings before even messing with CPU overclocking. Presently, just looking for a stable way to boot windows at the full 2400Mhz DRAM frequency my sticks are specc'd to.

BIOS: AMI 2701
note: pretty straight forward asus bios, fully up to date.

GPU: EVGA NVidia gtx 1070

Power Supply: 650 watts
note: Included power supply spec because maybe my power supply is inadequate? but I can't find any guides that say how big of a power supply I should be using for my setup.


I have tried looking over the Mobo manual several times but nothing in the manual that I can find suggests that I am doing anything wrong.


I've been searching the web for a couple of days now and seem to have read and tried every solution except for the one that works. Would appreciate any ideas or hints to get this working properly!
 
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You wrote, I read on another website that the max DRAM frequency for this mobo is 2133MHz and your just looking for a stable way to boot windows at the full 2400Mhz DRAM frequency my sticks are specc'd to.

Unfortunately, the maximum official supported memory speed for FX CPU is:
1600MHz with 2DIMMs per channel
1866MHz with 1 DIMM per channel
Anything higher requires overclocking the system and I would not recommend that on the cheap LE mobo.
 
From my own testing with a DDR3 2400 kit, stable at 2133 with my i7 2600K oc'ed, I saw no more than 5-7fps difference over 1600 in Assassins Creed Origin. So you are unlikely to gain more than around 5-10fps with 2400 vs 1600 depending on the games you play. Most games don't really benefit from faster memory other than loading times.
 

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