How about running both sticks separately with XMP? Does it work?
On a side note. Do you guys know if this mobo (Maximus X Hero) supports memory modules that are 16gb each for a total of 32gbs in dual channel mode? Or am I stuck with just 8gb sticks?
I looked at the QVL for this mobo and I can only find 8gb sticks for it. However the QVL list is from 2018. Im assuming if I ever want to upgrade to 32bg of ram (from 16gb) I am forced into buying 4 sticks of 8gb each?
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory