Using GSKILL ram and having ANY issues? Read Here first

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sambou812

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do you have just the M.2 drive or the NVMe setup like the one below?


https://ocz.com/us/ssd/rd400-ssd
 

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This thread is NOT for fixing M.2 issues. bitcoin has to open an own thread for that.

Edit: Further post by sambou has been deleted. bitcoin stick to your own thread.

Edit 2:  Further post by bitcoin also deleted. Stick to your thread.
 

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Okay...

1. This thread is about issues between GSkill memory and MSI motherboard. And it has nothing to do with any other component.
2. If you continue to overuse the report function, we will not ask once again to stop it. You will be banned.
 

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Hi, this are my full specs:

Mobo: Z170A Krait Gaming ( MS-7984 ) Motherboard
RAM:  F4-3600C17D-16GVK DDR4 16GB 3600MHz (2x 8GB) PC4-28800 RipjawsV G.Skill
CPU: i7-6700k 4Ghz, 8 MB Cache LGA 1151
GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB
CPU cooler: CPU MasterAir Maker 8 CoolerMaster
Power Supply:  750W 80+ Bronze Full Modular Seasonic
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 bits

I have this RAM model F4-3600C17-8GVK (2 x 8 GBs ) G. Skill Ripjaw V my motherboard is a Z170A Krait Gaming ( MS 7984 ). Installed on the 1st slot ( closer to the cpu ) and in the third slot.

The problem is I can't make XMP work, I'm using the default profile and my computer crashes all the time.

My RAM is only working at 2.133 Mhz and with XMP it should be on 3600 Mhz. On the MSI site I see that this memory could not be supported at this speed.

How can I manually set the timers for 3400 Mhz? This speed is supported with this same type of memory.

Any other ideas are welcome
 

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Hey guys I'm having problems with my G.Skill RAM and enabling XMP on my MSI Z170A Gaming M7 (Model #: F4-4000C19D-16GTZKW)

Full Specs:
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.4Ghz
Noctua NH-D15
G.Skill 4000Mhz 16GB (CL19-21-21-41)
MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB
Windows 10 Pro
Seasonic PRIME 850W

If I set XMP 2.0 to on it won't boot and will say overclock failed.  Manually configuring doesn't change the error.  Can only boot with Memory Try It! set to Samsung 3433Mhz and HCI memtest will run w/o errors.  Is it RMA time for the RAM?
 

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@johnstse12
best open new own topic for troubleshooting
 

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Must use a memory kit on the QVL list of either MSI or G.Skill in order to operate at the rated specifications. If not, XMP may not work properly but you will need to reduce DRAM frequency (with XMP enabled) until the system can boot properly. This can give you a base point of what the combination can run at.

G.Skill QVL list can be found on the specs page for each product:

http://gskill.com/en/product/f4-4000c19d-16gtzkw

Or you can search with your motherboard model for a complete list of memory kits fully certified for your motherboard:

http://www.gskill.com/en/configurator

Especially for high frequency kits, you must follow QVL lists. BIOS must be designed specifically for the memory kit to operate at such high frequency. Not any motherboard can reach extreme frequencies with any memory kit. If a motherboard is rated for a certain frequency, it doesn't mean any memory kit will simply run at that frequency. Only specific memory kits that have been certified on that motherboard will be fully capable and that is what is reflected on the QVL lists by manufacturers. If you have issues with a certified combination, feel free to PM or post a new thread and we will be glad to help reach maximum performance. Even if you don't and just need help or have any questions, don't hesitate to shoot over an email for assistance.
 

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johnstse12 date=1483481413 said:
Hey guys I'm having problems with my G.Skill RAM and enabling XMP on my MSI Z170A Gaming M7 (Model #: F4-4000C19D-16GTZKW) Full Specs: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.4Ghz Noctua NH-D15 G.Skill 4000Mhz 16GB (CL19-21-21-41) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Windows 10 Pro Seasonic PRIME 850W If I set XMP 2.0 to on it won't boot and will say overclock failed. Manually configuring doesn't change the error. Can only boot with Memory Try It! set to Samsung 3433Mhz and HCI memtest will run w/o errors. Is it RMA time for the RAM?
Hey johnstse12, did you ever get any help with your issue?
What version of the bios are you running, did this issue start after upgrading bios to 1.H?
I ask because I am having issues after upgrading my Z170A M7 bios. The systems boots after enabling XMP but if I try to get into the bios it hangs up and I have to manually reboot.
I  also have G.Skill memory but it's  Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ
I reset the bios and I can get back in but the system will hang again if I enable XMP. I have a post active but wanted to see how you made out.
Let me know
Thanks
 

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UnCaged,

Don't use XMP because you are attempting 2 kits of RAM together.

Manually input DRAM Frequency, timings, and Voltage. It may be easier to start from a lower frequency like 2800, then work your way up. You will need to note VCCIO and VCCSA values at the lower frequency, then add more Voltage to scale up. Hopefully the two kits can run together, and at 3200. Right now that is questionable since the two kits have not been tested and guaranteed to work together.

Keep us posted!
 

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I am using g.skill ddr4 3600mhz but can only run at 3200. 

When running at 3600mhz with x.m.p i get blue screens and "kernel" issues every hour or trying to play any game. If i keep it at 3200 it works flawlessly.  In the bios the auto inputed speeds and voltage are correct. Any help would be great thanks!
 

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RemusM said:
Intel does not guarantee anything above DDR3-1600 (or DDR3-1866 for a few models).

And finally, statistically (synthetic benchmarks, apps and games) speaking:
from DDR3-1333 to 1600: 4-5% boost
from DDR3-1600 to 1866: 2-3% boost
from DDR3-1866 to 2133: 1-2% boost
from DDR3-2133 to 2400: less than 1% boost plus all kind of stability issues.

The bottom line: 32GB DDR3-2400 is a waste of money for nothing but troubles.
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This is extremely interesting. I have the z87-g45 motherboard with an i7-4770k CPU @ 3.50 GHz. I use this for audio editing and processing, not gaming. I have nothing overclocked. I had 2 sticks of G.Skill DDR3-2400 (16 GB total) and never had any issues. I added 2 more of the same sticks, and although I had no problems for a few months, I started getting intermittent freezes and shut-downs. When trying to power up, it would go into an infinite boot loop, not even making it to POST. After taking the RAM sticks out and reseating them it would start up every time and would go several weeks before the problem would return. Recently the problem became much more frequent, and started occurring several times a day. At that point I took it into a local repair shop and they said my CPU was running hot because the thermal paste was dried up. After that was fixed, I ran perfectly for about 2 days and the problem came back. So today I took out the extra 2 RAM sticks and left the original 2 in to see if It eliminates my issue. Based on this post that I quoted here, I probably should not have the DDR3-2400 sticks but the DDR3-1600 sticks instead if I want to max out my RAM at 32 GB. Does my problem sound like anything that type of G.skill RAM would cause or am I crazy?
 

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joewbrock date=1496015468 said:
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Based on this post that I quoted here, I probably should not have the DDR3-2400 sticks but the DDR3-1600 sticks instead if I want to max out my RAM at 32 GB. Does my problem sound like anything that type of G.skill RAM would cause or am I crazy?
Having overclocked RAM stresses out the IMC. Have more than 1 DIMM per channel stresses out the IMC. So its definitely possible that DDR3-2400 and 4 DIMMs (2 per channel) is not stable with your IMC.
 

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Thanks so much for the fast reply. I am somewhat stupid when it comes to computer hardware. The guy that built the pc for me already had the DDR3-2400 RAM in there. I ignorantly assumed that I needed to order exact matches when I wanted to double the RAM. I am going to see if my problems stay away with only the 2 sticks in there. If that proves to be the case, I will replace it all with DDR3-1600. Thanks again, and to all in the States happy Memorial Day!
 

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Open your own thread please. There does not seem to be any GSkill specific issue.
 

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Why was my post moved?  It is about an MSI board and problems with G.Skill memory.  Plus, I am not receiving help on my original thread.

Jeff
 

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It is enough. There is no GSkill specific issue. If someone wants/can help you he/she will. No need to spread your issue across various threads.
 

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CPU: core i7-7700k

board: MSI Z270 PC MATE, firmware 7A72v15

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 K2 3000 C15 16GVGB




The problem is I can't make XMP work, I'm using the default profile and my computer crashes all the time.
Manually configuring doesn't change the error. Memory does not work on one frequency at a voltage of 1.35 volts.
My RAM is only working at 2.133 Mhz and with XMP it should be on 3000 Mhz.
The memory included in G.Skill QVL list for Z270 PC MATE.

Please help in solving this problem.
 
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