I never OC any memory before. this is my first time on my new build, so please excuse my lack of knowledge.
- bought and built a new PC, Ryzen powered X570 last week. also bought new RAM, G Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz.
- after built, I immediately ran overall benchmark (userbenchmark), turns out my RAM is performing below expectation. and they said I can get more by turning on XMP from my BIOS.
- reboot and entered the BIOS (MSI Click Bios 5), the A-XMP is on top of the screen, with big button and 2 profile.
- selected profile 1 as it set my memory max clock to 3600MHz, save and reboot.
- but then multiple BSOD happens. at first, I thought my SSD's failing. but I remembered bad memory can also trigger BSOD like this.
- reboot back to BIOS, and selected Profile 2 as it set my memory max clock to 3330MHz (?), save and reboot.
- I'm able to boot to Windows without any BSOD, then I began to think why my memory can't handle clock @ 3600MHz.
- from my knowledge of GPU OC, which is:
-more clock equals more power/voltage
-if power/voltage given failed to meet minimum requirements of the max clock, the GPU will crash/start emitting artifacts
is this also the case with my RAM? do I need to manually set the power/voltage on BIOS? if yes, then how can I know how much I would need for it? any answer would be appreciated.