Question Newly built PC crashes/BSODs when running memory at advertised speed.

Jan 26, 2021
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Hello,

Recently built a new PC, here are the specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X CPU
MSi Tomahawk X570 ATX motherboard
EVGA XC3 RTX 3080 GPU
G. SKILL F43600C18D64GTZN 2x32GB DDR4 3600mhz CL18 kit

Whenever I enable XMP or manually overclock the memory to anything over the default 2666mhz speeds, my PC will experience crashes and BSODs playing games or simply idling. I have tried using DRAM's calculator settings but it would not post even with the safe calculations and have ran memtest86 which shows errors whenever I run the memory at any speed over 2666mhz. I did not build this machine to run memory at 2666mhz so I am wondering if there are any other fixes you guys know of or should I just get a new memory kit and if I do what is recommended for my specs.

Thanks!
 
Check to see if their is a BIOS update for your board, memory support generally get improved each update.

Found this on a reddit post and for whatever reason several people said it works. Try enabling xmp then setting the freq manually to 3000, when it boots go directly to bios and keep increasing it to 3200 > 3400 > 3533 > 3600.

If it keeps BSOD I would either return the memory to the retailer if possible or contact GSkill for a replacement. https://www.gskill.com/contact
 

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