Using GSKILL ram and having ANY issues? Read Here first

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david.lewis

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Can't boot with 4 sticks RAM on X99A SLI Krait Edition.

I have tested all 4 individually using Memtest86 6.3, all pass. 2 sticks in slots 1/5 and 3 sticks in slots 1/3/5 pass and are stable in OS with XMP enabled. When I install the fourth stick in either slot 7/8, system does not boot or post to BIOS.

I have PSU cables to all three 4-pin CPU power connectors.

Board:  X99A SLI Krait Edition
BIOS:  N.3 (Previously installed N.4 but rolled back for testing)
VGA:   EVGA GTX 970 SSC
PSU:  EVGA 850 P2 EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0850-X1 12v 70.8A
CPU:  Intel? Core? i7-5820K 
MEM:  4x8GB, 2400MHz G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-2400C15Q-32GRK
HDD/SSD:  Samsung Evo 850 500GB M.2 SSD
COOLER:  NZXT Kraken X61
OC:  None During Testing
OS:  Windows 10 64bit Professional
 

scottybreakell

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Hey guys, still having freezing issues with my PC, and been dealing with it for one year now - straight after the motherboard upgrade.

System Specs:

intel i7 4930k
G-Skill trident-X 32GB (4x8GB) 1600MHz (9-9-9-24 2T with X.M.P Disabled)
2 x Asus R9 390X 8GB's in crossfire
MSI X79 Big Bang XPower II (Bios_A on V2.82 // Bios_B on V2.82, running Bios_B currently)
Antec HCG-900 900W PSU
Samsung 840 PRO 256GB SSD (primary)
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (secondary)
Thermaltake water 3.0 extreme CPU cooler

Same case on both Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Currently on windows 10)

Already flashed both Bios_A and Bios_B to the latest V2.82 with the only solution fixing booting when I originally had 2x8GB ram sticks installed. When I use my old Gigabyte X79-UP4 their is no issues at all, which says to me that is it the motherboard causing all these really annoying freezes i'm getting. These freezes are totally random and happen during any task, and it's so unpredictable it can happen 30 seconds after I login or 4 hours of hardcore use. Memory passes memtest86, set the timings in the bios manually to 9-9-9-24 with a command rate of 2 (in doing so disabling X.M.P) and still no sign of anything fixed. It's starting to get really annoying with such a high end system, as this issue happens so often when I really expected it shouldn't. I had contacted MSI support on numerous occassions and they offered 0 helpful support, hoping people here had some ideas. Reason why I don't want to use the Gigabyte Board as the slot layout doesn't support all of the expansion cards I use, and I use all of them. To also note, testing any of these expansion cards on the UP4 works perfectly fine, and on the Big Bang I have not done any overclocking (planned to but not in it's current state) therefore I can't consider it a factor in it's instability.
 

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I just wanted to give an update to my original problem (? Reply #158 on: 17-November-15, 13:36:58 ?)

During my yearly rig checkup I took the CPU out and put back in. After that the problem went away, all RAM is there. It is on stock values & auto settings now. After some stress tests I'ii try some overclocking...

Thank you again for all your help.

Cheers
B?lent
 

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Planning a build with the X99A SLI Plus and had a G.Skill Ram question.

I do NOT plan to overclock anything, but would like to have 64GB of RAM and I am wondering if anyone has installed a 4x16GB kit that has worked well?

I see the G.Skill F4-2133C15Q-64GVR as an option (looking on Newegg) but am unsure of it's compatibility since it's not listed on the MSI compatibility page... 

It's a lot less money than the few MSI-approved 16GB modules, and even those seem tough to find for quad channel.

Anyone have any thoughts about this RAM package in stock config with the X99A SLI Plus?
 

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I tried this to no avail. I can only get my F3-1866C10D-16GSR running at stock 1866MHZ to run in any slot other then 1 and 2. As soon as I put them into any slot combination then that my pc will start then 3 seconds later restart and start the process over and over. the post will no display a specific number so but it doesn't make it to bios. I put my ram into 1-2 and it works fine. Tho I would like to use my dual channel feature... MSI Gaming 5 MOBO with a 4790K i7. Tried move GTX 970 into x8 slot which so no difference. Tried loosening the CPU cooling thinking maybe the screws were to tight around the memory controller. No difference. I really don't want to RMA this item but if I have to I will. There is no a tiny-barely noticeable nick next to the DIMM slots between the CPU on the black coating of the board. It isn't very thick so I doubt that is the issue. I checked my pins on my cpu socket which showed no bent pins. I have no idea what to do. Not sure if using slots 1 and 2 will be any different the  2-4. Any help would be much appreciated. Just received it in the mail along with my 4790k Got windows to boot after going to slots 1-2 and reinstalled windows. I read somewhere that XMP profile might fix it but I don't see how it would. tried running the freq at 1600mhz which also didn't change anything. Power supply is EVGA Supernova 750G and worked fine with my other MOBO and process which was a x79 GD45 Plus with a 4820K
 

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I'm having freezes issues with this system:

RAM: DDR4 V Series F4-2133C15D-16GVR 16GB (2x8)
Board: MSI H170M-A PRO
CPU: i7 6700
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770

Is there any solution for DDR4? Can I use the settings from the first page as if it were DDR3?
 

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Having troubles with the following setup:

I7-6800k
X99 pro gaming carbon bios 1.1
32gb ddr4 3200 F4-3200C16Q-32GTZ

I can't get the ram to go above 2133, XMP causes a failure to boot. Manually setting the timings does not do the trick either 16-16-16-36 2T with 1.35V tried bumping to 1.36V still no go.
 

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Hi,

Ive been having stability issues. What settings should I use?

I have MSI X99S SLI Plus, Intel Xeon E5 v3, 8x8 GB DDR4-2133 G.SKill .

I tried the ones on the original post but with those my computer stayed on the loading Windows screen for 5 minutes so I just rebooted and went back to the Auto values. 

I tried to PM G.Skill support but apparently I cant send PMs as a new user. Any help will be appriciated, thanks!
 

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Hey guys my motherboard won't post with this ram installed i got a corsair ddr4 2133 module that works fine 
i tried manually setting the voltage to 1.35v in MSI command center then replacing the ram to no avail 
have tried various configurations of the ram different slots etc i don;t like my chances at getting an exchange at the pc shop i went to
is there anyone who has got these working with the M5?
CPU I7-6700k
MOBO 170a m5 
RAM 32gb ddr4 3200 F4-3200C16Q-32GTZB listed as compatible on MSI's site 
 

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dagrunt88 date=1467872821 said:
the OP was referring to ddr3 not ddr4  your ram should have the basic timings printed on the label but not advanced manual configuration for that you need to contact gskill directly by requesting a support ticket.
USA: ustech@gskillusa.com (Tel: 1-9095986860)

Hi,

Ive been having stability issues. What settings should I use?

I have MSI X99S SLI Plus, Intel Xeon E5 v3, 8x8 GB DDR4-2133 G.SKill .

I tried the ones on the original post but with those my computer stayed on the loading Windows screen for 5 minutes so I just rebooted and went back to the Auto values.

I tried to PM G.Skill support but apparently I cant send PMs as a new user. Any help will be appriciated, thanks!
 

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xmad date=1392924361 said:
[...]
2.) Navigate to the OC Section
Make the following changes:
Dram Frequency: DDR3-1600
Dram Timing Mode: Change from "auto" to  "link"
3.) Click on "Advanced Dram Configuration" and make the following settings:
Command Rate: 2T  If successful, retest with 1T
tCL: 9
tRCD: 9
tRP: 9
tRas: 24
[...]
Hello!

Board: X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon &  latest MSI Click Bios 5.
My G.Skill Ram: G.Skill Trident Z DDR-4 F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW ( 4x8192MB ) CL 14-14-14-34 1.35V

Where do I add the 1.35V in the Bios? I found a place where it could be but I am not sure. Nor do I know if I should put the value in both lines. Please see attached screenshot :)

Thank you and have a great time!
malessandro
 

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Yes, that's the right spot. As you have a quad channel platform system you need to apply the voltage for all channels (A&B + C&D).
 

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Thank you :)

I added all values in. CPU-Z shows me NB Frequency of 2799MHz now. WIth settings to XMP it shows me 3399MHz.

Is this value actually the RAM speed? How could I make sure I am using the 3200 the Trident Z come with?
 

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Not all ram clockrates are available at the standard BCLK of 100. Try with 125 (it will set a matching strap but you'll have to lower the core ratio).
 

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Why use GSkill when there are other good RAMs available too. Here i found the best ram for gaming PC.
 

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aks_oni date=1476855027 said:
Why use GSkill when there are other good RAMs available too. Here i found the best ram for gaming PC.
because after trying every other brand over the years i have found that gskill has been consistent in performance and price.
my problem's with memory timings were solved recently with a motherboard rma, xmp profiles now work on my x99a krait.
 

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Is this still an issue with DDR4 ram?

I have msi X99A Gaming PRO CARBON that can't detect a RV400 OCZ m.2 PCIe SSD, it's on the compatibility list even

I have G.Skill Ripjaws V series F4-3200C16D-32GVK looks like [font="Open Sans" Helvetica Arial sans-serif]16-18-18-38[/font]
 

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What should the GSKILL ram have to with not detecting your M.2 drive? Open your own thread for that issue
 
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