Question Random reboots --- is my ram stick bad?

Nov 1, 2019
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Hi,

I upgraded my PC now after long deliberation to MSI Tomahawk Max (on which I flashed the latest BIOS) with Ryzen 3600. GPU for now is an old GTX950. Have s Corsair M2 ssd and a normal hdd.
In the beginning everything seemed fine. Posting with no issues right after assembly and windows installed without any problems.
I was messing with Ryzen master for a bit but decided to leave it stock because I didnt really understand it and I didnt see much improvement at all.
Memory is team group t force dark (2x 8gb) started out with 2400MHz and I adjusted via XMP to 3200MHz that they are rated for. Only XMP no other changes or voltage adjustment.

Since yesterday I am getting random reboots under load. Sometimes it posts, sometimes just a black screen. Also BSODs: memory management and nonpaged area when I run youtube + squad and maybe a few other things.
This made my suspect it would be memory related. Hence I tried one stick at a time in DIMM A2. With one the problems persists, with the other one they dont. Not really a scientific test just Squad plus browser but with the 'bad' stick it crashed every time sooner or later with the other one not.

Can I conclude that one stick is bad and RMA it or could there be other underlying issues that cause this issue, because first 2 days everything seemed fine??

What else could cause this instability? PSU is 750 but a bit old at this point but worked just fine on the old parts (overclocked old i5) before I upgraded. Should I maybe increase the DRAM voltage manually? Should I maybe revert to an earlier BIOS? Could my messing with Ryzen master damage my ram??

Your help and input would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks,
Elias
 
Nov 1, 2019
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hi, you can run memtest to determine if ram have issues or not
if u get errors, stop test (esc key), reboot to bios, disable XMP and run memtest again
if u still get errors then ram needs RMA, if you get no erros than XMP profile doesnt work with your mainboard, so u may need to adjust timings manually

Sounds like plan. I'll give that a try and report back. Thank you!
 

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