[SOLVED] What's wrong with my ram?

Johnicc

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Hello,
I've been experiencing some small issues with my 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury RAM (hx432c16fb3a/8). It caused me some problems with the boot ups, but I ignored those for the most part. But it got to a point, where my pc was stuck in a boot loop. So i tried reseating the sticks, but they only worked in the left part of the slots. One of the sticks even registered as only 64 mb, when seated in the left part. When I tried them in the right part of the slots, none of them showed up. My pc will only startup with one of the sticks. The second one seems to be broken or something. Is the stick broken or is there something wrong with the slots on the motherboard?
My motherboard: GIGABYTE B450 GAMING X
 
Hello,
I've been experiencing some small issues with my 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury RAM (hx432c16fb3a/8). It caused me some problems with the boot ups, but I ignored those for the most part. But it got to a point, where my pc was stuck in a boot loop. So i tried reseating the sticks, but they only worked in the left part of the slots. One of the sticks even registered as only 64 mb, when seated in the left part. When I tried them in the right part of the slots, none of them showed up. My pc will only startup with one of the sticks. The second one seems to be broken or something. Is the stick broken or is there something wrong with the slots on the motherboard?
My motherboard: GIGABYTE B450 GAMING X
Run https://www.techpowerup.com/memtest64/ with only each RAM stick in every compatible port (A2 first) to make sure they are OK.
When using both sticks, make sure that they are installed in every other slot.
DDR-1 and DDR-3 or DDR-2 and DDR-4.
 
Hello,
I've been experiencing some small issues with my 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury RAM (hx432c16fb3a/8). It caused me some problems with the boot ups, but I ignored those for the most part. But it got to a point, where my pc was stuck in a boot loop. So i tried reseating the sticks, but they only worked in the left part of the slots. One of the sticks even registered as only 64 mb, when seated in the left part. When I tried them in the right part of the slots, none of them showed up. My pc will only startup with one of the sticks. The second one seems to be broken or something. Is the stick broken or is there something wrong with the slots on the motherboard?
My motherboard: GIGABYTE B450 GAMING X
Run https://www.techpowerup.com/memtest64/ with only each RAM stick in every compatible port (A2 first) to make sure they are OK.
When using both sticks, make sure that they are installed in every other slot.
DDR-1 and DDR-3 or DDR-2 and DDR-4.
 

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Run https://www.techpowerup.com/memtest64/ with only each RAM stick in every compatible port (A2 first) to make sure they are OK.
When using both sticks, make sure that they are installed in every other slot.
DDR-1 and DDR-3 or DDR-2 and DDR-4.
The problem is, when I try to boot up the pc with both of the sticks, or even just with the "faulty" one, I can't get to Windows. When it starts loading Windows, it reboots.
 
Support for RAM is 2933MHz for your MB and also depends on the CPU you are using. List the CPU?

For dual channel operation you should insert modules in channel A (slots 2 and 1) as per your manual page 4.

Hyperx Fury are excellent modules however the kit you have chosen are OC RAM so there is no guarantee they will work at their rated frequency of 3200MHz and may default to a lower frequency initially.
They have an XMP profile for easy Overclocking however it may not work.

Manually tweaking your Timings and Dram voltage will be necessary to enable stability for your overclock in Bios.
You have advanced frequency, Voltage and memory settings in the M.I.T section of your Bios.

Memory modules can be tested using Memtest86 from a USB. If your not sure how to use the memtest app I can direct you to a good Vid.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_xFNojChNA
 
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Support for RAM is 2933MHz for your MB and also depends on the CPU you are using. List the CPU?

For dual channel operation you should insert modules in channel A (slots 2 and 1) as per your manual page 4.

Hyperx Fury are excellent modules however the kit you have chosen are OC RAM so there is no guarantee they will work at their rated frequency of 3200MHz and may default to a lower frequency initially.
They have an XMP profile for easy Overclocking however it may not work.

Manually tweaking your Timings and Dram voltage will be necessary to enable stability for your overclock in Bios.
You have advanced frequency, Voltage and memory settings in the M.I.T section of your Bios.

Memory modules can be tested using Memtest86 from a USB. If your not sure how to use the memtest app I can direct you to a good Vid.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_xFNojChNA
I'm using AMD Ryzen 5 3600.
 
The problem is, when I try to boot up the pc with both of the sticks, or even just with the "faulty" one, I can't get to Windows. When it starts loading Windows, it reboots.
You don't need Windows to run that test program, it runs of a USB without windows present. You'll probably have to make bootable USB with it on some other PC.
When changing slots and sticks, reset CMOS/BIOS every time and make sure it runs at lowest/base speed. Only after everything checks out you can consider using XMP to enable full, 3200MHz frequency.
Actually, BIOS should default frequency at 2400MHz according to JEDEC profile.
FACTORY TIMING PARAMETERS• Default (JEDEC): DDR4-2400 CL17-17-17 @1.2V• XMP Profile #1: DDR4-3200 CL16-18-18 @1.35V• XMP Profile #2: DDR4-3000 CL15-17-17 @1.35V
 
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Support for RAM is 2933MHz for your MB and also depends on the CPU you are using. List the CPU?

For dual channel operation you should insert modules in channel A (slots 2 and 1) as per your manual page 4.

Hyperx Fury are excellent modules however the kit you have chosen are OC RAM so there is no guarantee they will work at their rated frequency of 3200MHz and may default to a lower frequency initially.
They have an XMP profile for easy Overclocking however it may not work.

Manually tweaking your Timings and Dram voltage will be necessary to enable stability for your overclock in Bios.
You have advanced frequency, Voltage and memory settings in the M.I.T section of your Bios.

Memory modules can be tested using Memtest86 from a USB. If your not sure how to use the memtest app I can direct you to a good Vid.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_xFNojChNA
Sorry but there's nothing "OC" about 3200MHz on Kingston hx432c16fb3a/8 memory it's just highest tested and certified frequency at XMP settings.
Only possible OC would be in CPU's IMC if it's under 3200MHz.
 
I'm using AMD Ryzen 5 3600.
Ryzen 5 3600 officially supports up to 3200MHz OC RAM and your MB officially supports up to 3600MHz OC RAM.

If you stay within JDEC standards and use RAM up to say 2666MHz then profiles such as XMP or D.O.C.P are more readily available for easy Overclocking.


@CounterMike
Sorry but there's nothing "OC" about 3200MHz on Kingston hx432c16fb3a/8 memory it's just highest tested and certified frequency at XMP settings.
Only possible OC would be in CPU's IMC if it's under 3200MHz. [\QUOTE]

My reference to OC was referring to what the motherboard supports.
Your being a little picky with your quotes and my JDEC understanding is that JDEC stops at 2666MHz for supported profiles and OC RAM requires a little tweaking in Bios for SPD to be stable.
Maybe some facts your prepared to share would help the OP rather than jumping on my bandwagon. LOL

I see no point in going head to head over these minor issues :mad:
 

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Ryzen 5 3600 officially supports up to 3200MHz OC RAM and your MB officially supports up to 3600MHz OC RAM.

If you stay within JDEC standards and use RAM up to say 2666MHz then profiles such as XMP or D.O.C.P are more readily available for easy Overclocking.


@CounterMike
Hi, sorry for the late response. I think the frequency isn't related to this problem, I've been rocking xmp profile 1 (3200 MHz) and didn't have a single issue. Anyways I tried the memtest, but only for one of the sticks, in particular the "working" one, because the "faulty" one didn't even want to show up in BIOS nor the Memtest. This only happens when it's in the b slots (the 2 right RAM slots on the motherboard). Even when I put the "working" one there, it still doesn't show up. But if i put this "faulty" stick in the a slots, it only shows up as 64 or whatever mb.
Summary:
  • neither of the sticks show up in the b slots
  • in the a slots, the "good" one shows up normally and the second one shows up as a 64 mb memory
Now I'm completely confused. Am i doing something wrong? Does this have anything to do with like reseting the BIOS or whatever? Can i do the memtest on the "faulty" one, even tough it shows up as only 64 mb?
 

Johnicc

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Hi, sorry for the late response. I think the frequency isn't related to this problem, I've been rocking xmp profile 1 (3200 MHz) and didn't have a single issue. Anyways I tried the memtest, but only for one of the sticks, in particular the "working" one, because the "faulty" one didn't even want to show up in BIOS nor the Memtest. This only happens when it's in the b slots (the 2 right RAM slots on the motherboard). Even when I put the "working" one there, it still doesn't show up. But if i put this "faulty" stick in the a slots, it only shows up as 64 or whatever mb.
Summary:
  • neither of the sticks show up in the b slots
  • in the a slots, the "good" one shows up normally and the second one shows up as a 64 mb memory
Now I'm completely confused. Am i doing something wrong? Does this have anything to do with like reseting the BIOS or whatever? Can i do the memtest on the "faulty" one, even tough it shows up as only 64 mb?
Also just found out, if i put the sticks right beside each other, they both show up, but the "faulty" one shows up as 0gb in BIOS and normally in Windows.
 
Are your Bios and chipset up to date?

The only other thing I can suggest is to swap the kit out with a known working set that have been tested by the MB manufacturer in conjunction with your MB.
You must also determine if you have errors in RAM by testing in another system as the fault may lay with the MB ram slots.
 

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