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ASUS ROG Maximus XI will only run G.SKILL 32GB 3600mhz at 3500mhz

kdk1323
Level 7
Hello,

my mother board will only run my ram speed at 3500mhz while the ram is 3600mhz

bios settings https://imgur.com/a/dSqKhHA
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kdk1323 wrote:
Well tbh i havent heard of something called QVL till today. I choose my pieces all together from pcpartpicker and it didn't mention any incompatibility. I guess we learn something new everyday. If i wanted to change any ram would you recommend? I do nothing but gaming on my machine. my cpu is 9900k 5ghz


your ram is fine, leave it as it is and lower the voltage you had in that screenshot before you burn them.
nothing wrong with 3500 your not going to get ANY benefit by having 3600 .

MRBULL wrote:
your ram is fine, leave it as it is and lower the voltage you had in that screenshot before you burn them.
nothing wrong with 3500 your not going to get ANY benefit by having 3600 .


How much should they be? I left these on Auto but after a restart they have changed by the motherboard

kdk1323 wrote:
How much should they be? I left these on Auto but after a restart they have changed by the motherboard


I agree with mrbull, those voltages are indeed crazy high as I mentioned before. Set RAM voltage to 1.35v and put SA and VCCIO to 1.2-1.3v and see if that holds 3500mhz.

Or swap that RAM....

mdzcpa wrote:
I agree with mrbull, those voltages are indeed crazy high as I mentioned before. Set RAM voltage to 1.35v and put SA and VCCIO to 1.2-1.3v and see if that holds 3500mhz.

Or swap that RAM....


I set RAM voltage to 1.35v and put SA and VCCIO to 1.2 for a whole day and i didnt face any blue screen. Might keep it this way. I'm only thinking about changing my ram since i didnt know 4*8 better than what i have 2*16

mdzcpa wrote:
I agree with mrbull, those voltages are indeed crazy high as I mentioned before. Set RAM voltage to 1.35v and put SA and VCCIO to 1.2-1.3v and see if that holds 3500mhz.

Or swap that RAM....


whenever I restart my pc bios change VCCIO and Sa agent voltage, any help?

Perhaps try a different bios version. I'm using g skill 4266cl19 in my maximus xi extreme with 9900k 5ghz all core overclock. I couldn't load into windows on the newest bios just on standard xmp. Went back one bios version and xmp works perfect and I could event tighten timings a little bit.

MRBULL wrote:
your ram is fine, leave it as it is and lower the voltage you had in that screenshot before you burn them.
nothing wrong with 3500 your not going to get ANY benefit by having 3600 .



I disagree with this. 3600mhz is not asking for too much. And when you pay for a product you should get what you paid for. I agree the 100mhz won't be noticeable. But if the OP wants to hit his 3600mhz, he needs better compatibility. It might be the memory controller, but at 3500-3600 that would make it an extremely weak controller. So if the OP can simply exchange his RAM for a better part that has a better chance at hitting rated speeds, then why not?

That said, if the RAM cannot be exchanged, I would agree to settle with 3500. I wouldn't spend more for 100mhz.

XYchromosone
Level 10
My max XI code and extreme do not have the D.O.C.P. setting in the UEFI?

Update: I thought you had an Intel mobo, it's AMD based hence why you have D.O.C.P. in the BIOS and my Intel CPU based mobo does not.

Mappi75
Level 8
Hint:

Please test the memory with google app stresstest.

I got 3x 9900KS (diffferent batches) - 3x G.Skill 32GB 4266 CL17 KIT's and my Maximus Extreme XI ca run only 4.100 Mhz max. stable!

GOLiathus
Level 7
might sound strange, but take the board out and have a real close look at the back of it for metal whiskering protruding from the solder joins, i have the same mobo, currently trying to rma it but arguing with store about stuff even the worlds top scientists dont fully understand (blame rohs compliance)

i was told by asus to bring it in, they've done great, its just the local shop wants me to explain whats gone wrong with it, well, i dont think even the worlds top scientists can explain wtf happened, the errors are sporadic intermittent and random in nature

metal whiskering is an unsolved problem in physics, i have a feeling i shouldnt have spent so much on my new parts, cause if they are broken and noone takes responsibility for it then im like nearly $2k out of pocket, not exactly what you expect when spending money on "premium" parts

its actually given me some pretty bad anxiety, cause every time ive had the board out some of the whiskers ahve been picked off (at first by me in confusion as to what it was, then by the tech at the computer store) now its working mostly fine which is more concerning than anything because it wont present the problem when looked at for warranty ill be blamed and charged for freight and this whole thing is basically just a giant waste of my time and i am $850 out of pocket if they dont take it back, which im pretty sure they wont

also check for cold solder joins, i found 1 on my board

it really is quiet a depressing situation 😞83911

photo refers to the whiskering, havent got a photo of the cold solder as of yet, but for reference sake the cold solder join i had is on the board in the lower left of the photo where u can see 4 pins sticking vertically out of the back of the board, thats the audio jack, thats where i had 1 cold solder join, only just out of view of the pic


before i ever took the board out some of the symptoms i had were that gamefirst v would not open at all even with subsequent reinstallations of windows, armory crate never worked properly, computer would lock up out of nowhere present no error (nothing even in event viewer) and need to be hard reset, one time my sonic studio smart volume was backwards, extreme was quiet and soft was loud af

so what im trying to say is that the errors were pretty much completely unpredictable all kind of stuff never worked properly from the get go, the board has literally given me nothing but trouble since installing it

come to think of it it took me a few days just to get the audio software to work at all

i only realized something was wrong with the board when the aura rgb stopped lighting up for no apparent reason, it would just flash once when power is applied then stay forever off, you cant blame me for not properly inpescting the board before installing it because what about the whiskering under the rgb backplate??

sorry i started to get a bit carried away there but im sure you can understand my frustration :confused: