Question Would 2400 MHz RAM cause the ryzen 5 2600 to shut down while gaming?

Jul 12, 2020
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Hi,

I was having an issue where I would play Overwatch and the whole computer would shut down after a match or 2. I tried updating drivers, checking for errors in my NvME drive where I keep the OS, testing my PSU, making sure nothing was out of alignment in the hardware, and I just couldn’t figure out why it was doing this, so I took it to a computer repair store and they told me it’s because I used 2400 MHz RAM instead of 3000 MHz RAM. I can replace that fine if that’s actually the problem, but the thing is is that in my research of the CPU, it said 2400 MHz is fine with the ryzen 5 2600 but at the same time, this shutdown only happens with Overwatch. So could that actually be it? Or is that crap?

Edit: My specs are

-PSU Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 W 80 bronze
-Mobo Gigabyte B450M DS3H
-Corsair Vengeance 2400 MHz 2x8 16gb RAM
-Samsung 970 EVO m2 PRO 500gb NvME Drive
-Seagate Barracuda 2 TB internal hdd
-MSI Radeon RX 580 8gb

Edit 2: Should probably also mention that I can only get it to turn back on after I unplug it from the surge protecter and plug it back in.
 
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I doubt it.

While 2400 MHz is very slow for Ryzens, it shouldn't cause shutdowns.

I would suspect the PSU is the issue. What's your full specs?
-PSU is a Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 W 80 bronze
-Mobo Gigabyte B450M DS3H
-Corsair Vengeance 2400 MHz 2x8 16gb RAM
-Samsung 970 EVO m2 PRO 500gb NvME Drive
-Seagate Barracuda 2 TB internal hdd

I did a volt test on the PSU though and it looked fine, so I don’t think that’s the problem.
 
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-PSU is a Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 W 80 bronze
-Mobo Gigabyte B450M DS3H
-Corsair Vengeance 2400 MHz 2x8 16gb RAM
-Samsung 970 EVO m2 PRO 500gb NvME Drive
-Seagate Barracuda 2 TB internal hdd

I did a volt test on the PSU though and it looked fine, so I don’t think that’s the problem.
I forgot to mention my graphics card MSI Radeon RX 580 8gb
 

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