[SOLVED] Got myself new 2 x 16GB 3600mhz but it won't go over 2667mhz

Oct 1, 2020
9
0
10
0
i7 6700k
Z170 Gaming K4
RTX 2060
2x16GB 3600mhz Vengeance LPX DDR4

I had 2x8GB 2400mhz before which ran fine but I wanted an upgrade so I switched to 2x16GB 3600mhz. Now the frequency is stuck at 2667mhz even If i try to change it in the bios after the restart the settings will reset. It DOES change to 3600mhz if I only use one stick tho. I got them in A2 and B2. Anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance.
 
Last edited:

egda23

Prominent
Jun 14, 2020
557
99
540
19
Looks like my B1 and B2 slots are limited to 2667mhz which is weird I guess. I now got them in A1 and A2 and they both run at 3600mhz now. Thanks anyways :)
Yes, but you certainly lost dual channel as per your manual page 16
https://download.asrock.com/Manual/Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4.pdf

So, it all depends if your PC runs quicker in single channel RAM at 3600 MT/s, or in dual channel at 2666. Now, if you really need more RAM it is irrelevant.
 
Reactions: 1noah9
i7 6700k
Z170 Gaming K4
RTX 2060
2x16GB 3600mhz Vengeance LPX DDR4

I had 2x8GB 2400mhz before which ran fine but I wanted an upgrade so I switched to 2x16GB 3600mhz. Now the frequency is stuck at 2667mhz even If i try to change it in the bios after the restart the settings will reset. It DOES change to 3600mhz if I only use one stick tho. I got them in A2 and B2. Anything I can do about it? Thanks in advance.
You have chosen 3600MHz OC RAM however your CPU officially supports DDR4-1866/2133 @ 1.35V.
There is no guarantee they will achieve their rated frequency however you should try if they work with 1 stick.

Try playing around with the SPD values and increase the Dram voltage slightly and keep an eye on the DRAM temp.
CPUz will give you your SPD Primary values under the SPD tab. Write down the values and manually enter them in Bios DRAM timing control.
 
Reactions: 1noah9
Oct 1, 2020
9
0
10
0
You have chosen 3600MHz OC RAM however your CPU officially supports DDR4-1866/2133 @ 1.35V.
There is no guarantee they will achieve their rated frequency however you should try if they work with 1 stick.

Try playing around with the SPD values and increase the Dram voltage slightly and keep an eye on the DRAM temp.
CPUz will give you your SPD Primary values under the SPD tab. Write down the values and manually enter them in Bios DRAM timing control.

Looks like my B1 and B2 slots are limited to 2667mhz which is weird I guess. I now got them in A1 and A2 and they both run at 3600mhz now. Thanks anyways :)
 

egda23

Prominent
Jun 14, 2020
557
99
540
19
Looks like my B1 and B2 slots are limited to 2667mhz which is weird I guess. I now got them in A1 and A2 and they both run at 3600mhz now. Thanks anyways :)
Yes, but you certainly lost dual channel as per your manual page 16
https://download.asrock.com/Manual/Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4.pdf

So, it all depends if your PC runs quicker in single channel RAM at 3600 MT/s, or in dual channel at 2666. Now, if you really need more RAM it is irrelevant.
 
Reactions: 1noah9

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS