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RAM BSoD after turning XMP on! Help <3

marijnbartelds

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Today I received my new RAM, usually it should be easy to install ram.
It was, but after installing it I noticed it didn't change anything. Checked the corsair website and it said that I need to change the bios setting to XMP (To actually get the max out of the RAM I guess). So I did that, but it only got me loads of blue window screens of death. I am not a computer expert I just like to game so I would love some help.

~ Computer Specifications ~
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB
SSD: Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB
HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16GB 2400MHz <--- NEW!
MBD: MSI Z97 GAMING 5

Using Windows 10

After like 15 BSoD I started to note down the error names.

Bad_Pool_Header
Windows_Pen_List_Corrupt
System_Service_Exception
Kernel_Security_Check_Failure

Thanks in advance

- Marijn
 
Intel Core i7-4790K supported memory: DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600

Motherboard supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz

You usually need to give the CPU an (OC) overclock to run that speed.
 
Just popping in 2400 memory on Z97 board and set it to XMP sounds good but not realistic.
The bad thing is that memory already needs 1.65 volts so adding more to get it stable is not really a good idea. You should of bought 1.5 volt memory it gives you more room to tweak settings.
Is your processor overclocked if so how high?
Manually set the timings to 11-13-13-31 voltage to 1.65 and speed to 2133 and see if that will work.
 

marijnbartelds

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Thanks calvin7 for your fast response, I will try that next time I can use my pc.

I had no idea the CPU was connected with the ram like that. Basically you're saying I need to OC my CPU in order to use all the ram properly? Thanks
 


That is not 100% true but it could help and additional tweaking might be needed and you might never get it to 2400 no matter what you do.