Question Major issues after RAM upgrade- crashes, failed boots, bsods...

May 15, 2019
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First, to get this out of the way, these are the specs of my PC:
  • CPU: Intel i9-7980xe
  • Motherboard: Asus rampage VI extreme (x299)
  • RAM: 8X8- 64gib TridentZ royal 3200mhz CL14
  • SSD: M.2 Samsung pro 970 1tb
  • GPUs: Titan xp SLI
  • PSU: Corsair axi 1600w titanium
  • Cooling: Custom water-cooling loop

Now I'll cut to the chase, the issue is as follows:

Originally, I was using 8 Corsair Dominator RAM sticks for 64GB 3200mhz cl16 which I then overclocked to 3400mhz cl17.
Back then everything was running completely fine, no issues whatsoever.

Not long ago I've upgraded my RAM to the Tridentz Royal which are also 8 sticks for a total of 64GB, 3200mhz cl14, and that was the point where the issues started occurring-
  • At every attempt of enabling XMP, the motherboard signals a 'detect memory' issue message.
  • Even when removing all sticks, then trying with only 2/4/6 sticks at a time I found no success.
  • I then went back to the Dominator sticks as they used to work completely fine before, however they also failed to XMP, as well as when trying only 2/4/6 sticks at a time.
I find that to be very bizarre.

The CPU manages to easily reach an overclock frequency of 4.6ghz.

Whatever I try, the memory manages to settle only at 2133 and that is it, no matter the configuration.

At every single hertz that is being added, the system crashes- It either fails to boot up, or just bsods out of a hardware issue.

I'm very helpless at this point, as I have no idea about what else I could do or what is causing the issue.

All help is gladly welcome and very appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

lynx1021

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According to Cary Holtzman all those X299 boards have issues, very touchy and require guaranteed compatible ram.
Google ASUS rampage vi extreme issues, 476,000 results.
 
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According to Cary Holtzman all those X299 boards have issues, very touchy and require guaranteed compatible ram.
Google ASUS rampage vi extreme issues, 476,000 results.
I see, I'll take the RAM sticks to a friend's place then to confirm if it's indeed an issue with the motherboard.
hopefully that will be it and I can move on to getting it working properly.
 

lynx1021

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What is the exact part number of your Tridentz Royal memory? Have you checked the Gskill site to see if it is listed as compatible? Almost sounds like a setting is off in the Bios messing with the memory. Did you have an earlier bios with the old memory ?
 
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