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ROG Maximus XIII Hero - what memory is working for you?

McIrish
Level 7
I built a new computer a few weeks ago and used a ROG Maximus XIII Hero (Z590) chipset with an i9 11900K. From looking at the compatibility I went with Crucial Ballistix BL16G32C16U4W memory. Four sticks to total 64G of memory. I made all the manual settings and even tried the XMP1 setting for it. No matter what I do, the memory is not stable. It cycles through the boot process at least four times before finally getting to the OS. Once in Window, it will randomly crash. Either I have a bad stick or ASUS is wrong about the compatibility.

What are you using that is working well? It doesn't have to be the fastest. I put in some old G Skill F4-3000C15-8GVR (DDR4-2133) and it works fine. Still, I'd like to put in something a bit better. What's your thoughts?

PS: I'm trying to return the Crucial. Not sure how well that will go.
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Just finished my build 3 days ago.

Installed 2 Corsair RGB vengeance 16gb a piece no problems what so ever.

Are you guys using XMP1 or XMP2 or setting everything up manually?

Just answering the original question.

FWIW :
I am running Patriot Viper Steel Black 64GB 2x32 PC4-28800 3600MHZ RGB on my XIII Hero. Until I red this thread I could not get the chips to run at the advertised speed till I turned on the XMP and set it to MODE 2. Now the system is lightning fast and even boots faster.

I guess I should have looked at the compatibility list but I had seen the ASUS Aura sync logo on the memory and assumed it had to be tested on the XIII Hero. The support at Patriot never got back to me on the issue but the chips are working great now so no biggie. The information available on the BIOS settings is crap but that's not unusual within the industry.

I wouldn't even garner a guess at how to properly overclock the memory.

So far, setup on Hero XIII with 128GB ram (4x32) running at 4266Mhz just doesn't work, startup hangs and barely makes it to POST.
The only way to get back to the OS is to reduce the frequency to 3200Mhz...this is counterproductive.
I don't think this board is compatible with any ram of +3600Mhz, though the Bios table goes up to +8000Mhz...goofy!

Silent_Scone
Super Moderator
128GB at 4266MHz sounds like a typo or expectations that need to be kept in check*:eek:
13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Why do you say that? All documentation regarding this mobo supports this config. I'm running 128GB @ 3200 right now.

Why do you say that? All documentation regarding this mobo supports this config. I'm running 128GB @ 3200 right now.
So , to interpret what you've said, forget about +3800Mhz Ram on this mobo?

Huskinator wrote:
Why do you say that? All documentation regarding this mobo supports this config. I'm running 128GB @ 3200 right now.
So , to interpret what you've said, forget about +3800Mhz Ram on this mobo?

I would be suprised if you can get 3800+ stable with that much memory. Just because the MB has a QVL of say 5000 for memory that is with 2x8 or 2x16. So using 4x32 makes that 5000 irrelevannt.

z490/z590 is Daisy Chain and works best with 2 sticks using 4 will clock lower. 4 sticks works best with t topology MB which was z390. If you want more info about topology https://youtu.be/3vQwGGbW1AE

Huskinator wrote:
Why do you say that? All documentation regarding this mobo supports this config. I'm running 128GB @ 3200 right now.
So , to interpret what you've said, forget about +3800Mhz Ram on this mobo?


Way beyond platform limits in that density. The simplest way of showing this is if you look at what kits are available on the market in 128gb capacity. Memory kits are binned in the density they are sold in, if memory vendors could sell faster kits in this capacity, they would.
13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090