Question Z490 Asus Prime-P XMP enable failing to boot

dudalemon

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i7 10700K
16GB G.Skill @3600Mhz
RTX 3070
ASUS Z490 Prime-P

I am trying to turn on XMP on this motherboard but everytime I do the computer fails to boot and reverts back to default settings. (See image of post)

I thought it was RAM so I returned it and picked up new ram and still getting the same image. Could it be a faulty board or is there a "lottery" for Motherboards like there is for CPUs?

Does anyone have any tips of fixing this issue so my ram can run at rated spec via XMP?
I am using the correct DIMM slots
 
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Mike2009

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so to be clear it boots up fine with the default ram speed detected 2133 what have you? , It COULD be a ram compatibility issue with that motherboard , causing the xmp OC file to not be stable ( how most ram works is its all the same speed but is tested and rated from the factory to be used in xmp at a certain speed and latency. sometimes not as much now as it used to be but sometimes the xmp and rating does work with the motherboard ,, this is just one theory of course ,,, you could update the bios see if helps the stability too
 

dudalemon

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so to be clear it boots up fine with the default ram speed detected 2133 what have you? , It COULD be a ram compatibility issue with that motherboard , causing the xmp OC file to not be stable ( how most ram works is its all the same speed but is tested and rated from the factory to be used in xmp at a certain speed and latency. sometimes not as much now as it used to be but sometimes the xmp and rating does work with the motherboard ,, this is just one theory of course ,,, you could update the bios see if helps the stability too
Yea it works fine @2133. I've manually set it to 2666 @1.30V and it's worked but failed at 3200 @1.30V surely both ram packs aren't faulty. Bios update didn't fix the issue either
 

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