Put me down as another sucker.
I *need* 64gb of ram for work. Running 32 just won't work / cannot do what I need to do.
Obviously, a kit doesn't seem to yet exist.
I seem to be able to load the XMP profile, drop down to 4800htz and pass memtest86
(Memtest says the timings are 40-40-40-77, instead of the 36-36-36 they should be).
Tested separately, both kits (a_1, b_1) take kindly to XMP1 and XMP2.
The moment you put them together the board won't even boot without dropping the frequency down.
Is there any hope?
Should I just sell both kits and buy a matched 128GB kit of ddr4 instead? (Because realistically for what I do, even 64GB is barely enough).
Suggestions/timings to test, etc, all advice definitely welcome.
Particularly if you know of high performing ddr4 kits that would equal or beat the clocked down ddr5...
Obviously the one they just recalled for catching on fire...
Because of that, I'm currently on a crap strix z690-f
Will definitely go back to a maximus as soon as possible. This board is just all sorts of a downgrade.
(At worse I can sell the extra ram/mobo as a combo.)
From what I have been reading on so far, it seems that even with a matched 64gb kit you cannot really get even remotely close to the xmp profile performance values...
I put in a support message with gskill to see what they suggest in terms of performance equivalent ddr4 kits of larger total sizes.
Also, now that I remember the issue was very similar going from ddr3 to ddr4 for early adopters - but at the time, I was broke and in school, so I actually researched things throughly before making purchases...
While now, in all the excitement of finally getting a proper rig in order for the studio that would finally run the programs we use without even blinking, I completely forgot about the fact that we are in fact in an early adoption stage...
Thanks for the quick reply though - all advice welcome.
Just had to clock down to 5600 XMP1, was getting game crashes and verified with TM5 showing errors too. This RAM really isn't up to it's XMP specs.
I run an Asus z690 maxi is extreme board
I was initially using a hero board (a total pile of crap the hero board)
Iâ€™ve used both a 12900k and a 12900ks in both boards
Iâ€™ve run two sticks of 16gb G-sill Trident Z5 6000mhz using XMP profiles 1 and 2 in both boards using both CPUâ€™s
Itâ€™s never ever run stable on either board , though much better on the extreme board *but not 100% stable.
Only when I clock the memory down to 5800mhz can I get a stable experience - that is using just two sticks
Iâ€™m disappointed in honesty and itâ€™s put me off buying any more memory for a while, at least until we see some decent bios updates and memory released that actually does what it says itâ€™ll do
Having a platform with four ddr5 sockets that cannot actually run four sticks is a joke really and Iâ€™m not laughing at it.
They should not be selling kit that doesnâ€™t do what it says itâ€™ll do on the box - but they are.
All this does is make me more determined not to spend a penny now until I let others do the buying and beta testing for me.
Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s the 1403 bios that isnâ€™t fully working or the Ddr5 that just isnâ€™t up to spec, Iâ€™ll keep trying it at 6000mhz with each new bios update and see if and when I can get it to run as it says it should.
For me 12th gen is impressive, but it has not been a joyful experience like the 9th gen/z390 platform was.
I find it very unstable and unpolished generally and this for me is disappointing **
I will say Iâ€™m more than happy with my 12900KS, the app on it is 96 and it holds 5.5ghz pretty much most of the time under load and peaks at 5.7ghz, thatâ€™s insane.
What is ever better is I only use a Z63 nzxt AIO, and it never gets hotter than 75Deg C, which I find amazing.
Clearly Iâ€™ve got a very good cpu sample.