I have a i5 4670k and 16gb trident x 2400 MHz ram. I was wondering if loading the XMP profile is all I have to do or do I have

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Ok I'm new obviously and I posted this completely wrong. But here's what I was asking. I have a i5 4670k and 16gb trident x 2400 MHz ram. I was wondering if loading the XMP profile is all I have to do or do I have
 

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What motherboard are you using? Usually you set the speed in the profile then set it to be the default.
 

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Should be nothing more than enable XMP in the BIOS and select 2400 - however, not all 4670K can carry 2400 at stock settings, so if it has a problem, give it a slight OC to 4.0 (simply raise the multiplier to 40 or go ahead and can OC to 4.2 with the auto OC
 

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Ok so I don't have to increase the voltage of the memory controller or cpu. I understand that I might have to over volt to overclock the cpu but I don't need to increase voltage for memory controller or anything like that??
 

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Ok so I over locked it to 4 ghz. And I ran prime95 blend test for 24 hours without error. But when I try to running super pi it fails or crashes. I don't get why. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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That could be CPU or DRAM, can try increasing the vCore just a tad (CPU voltage) and try again or possibly the MC (memory controller) voltage (normally it's CPUVTT or VTT + 0.06 or so)
 

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I already have my cpu at 1.2 just to get the oc stable. I think I got a bad chip. I will try both though and see what comes of it. Thank you
 

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Bad RAM is more common then bad CPU chips. You did try this with the CPU at stock speed 1st before you over clocked it right?
 

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Yes I tried everything at stock. And it booted and everything but programs won't start and stuff like that. That's the part that I don't understand is even at stock it is having issues. I've gotten this build to work perfectly fine before. It runs fine for like a month or so and then it starts giving me errors again.
 

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Ok so I got the ram running stable in ubuntu. I freshly installed windows and the ram is completely unstable. Why does it work in Ubuntu but not in windows??
 

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I have the latest bios. I haven't been able to install any drivers because of this. But I will see if I can find a way to get them on there. I'm iust confused because when I installed the os onto this setup before I didn't run into any problems at all.
 

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Try pulling the sticks, resetting the CMOS and then reinstall and see if it boots OK (will be at defaults, but can get drivers, et al updated
 

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I tried pulling the sticks out and that didn't work. Ok so I found an old amd board of mine and I put my ram and all my other stuff into and it is working perfectly fine. I don't get why my intel board isn't working for it. I would prefer to use my intel board and proc because they are a lot nicer.
 

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Might have a bad mobo or CPU, but try loosening the the CPU cooler, then snugging it back down, not super tight but nice and snug
 

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Ok I will try loosening it. I probably do have it a little too tight.
 

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Ok so I loosened it. And then I tightened back down a little bit. So it's snug. Still crashing but I'll keep trying.
 

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