Hello good day, im having a issue overclocking my ram on my maximus hero mb.. my ram was rated 4400mhz, and i enabled xmp but it does not make it passed post in either 4400 or 4200.. i can only get it to 4000mhz. i am very new to overclocking any tips can help.. my cpu is 9900k and gpu 2080ti not sure if that matters but yea my ram is the only thing ive overclocked thus far ..
i also went to asus website and downloaded abunch of the latest drivers.. update my chipset , but not sure how to update bios .. this is the command i get .This file has been renamed to M11HW.CAP. To use USB BIOS Flashback, copy M11HW.CAP to the root of your USB flash drive.
Press any key to continue . . .
Just flashed to new bios version now when i enter 4000mhz it states this
"Memory OK! succeeds in system booting! Enter BIOS setup menu and save the memory settings,
or visit ASUS website (www.asus.com) for latest BIOS version.
Press F1 to Run SETUP"
And now i cant run at 4000mhz wth im so lost
EDIT: Reverted back to 2133mhz .. just to get system to run.. then rebooted
went back into bios and turn AI Tweaker on Manual
Set it to XPM 1
Set ram to 4400mhz did not boot..
set to 4100mhz and its running .. not sure how to get to 4400mhz lol i dont want to break anything
Let me get this straight, you spent 500 on CPU, 1000 on GPU, ~350 on Ram
aaand... decided to pair it with the cheapest 4 slot ROG board out there ? False economy brother !
You had to pick up GENE or Apex for those ram frequencies, maybe even Extreme would do. Even with Gene, I had a similar corsair kit to yours, lpx c19 but 4500 mhz one and I couldn't get it to run at 4500, 4400 was the max.
Should have watched the video, it's not just the RAM and MOBO, the IMC on CPU has to do alot with the fact of running high speed memory.
Just because 1 of 50, 9900K can run that RAM at 4400 doesn't mean that the rest will. Buy 30 more CPU's maybe one of them will run it.
First of all people need to forget that it is "NORMAL" to run memory past 4000.
It's not NORMAL, it's MIRACLE if it can do that.
To increase this chance people buy 2 DIMM boards, GENE or APEX, they have much higher chance to run these kits.
Even GENE that I had couldn't run 4500Mhz memory that was on QVL list and should have been supported, it could only do 4400.
All right for real tho, this is the QVL for your board :
The ram that you bought is not supported by you motherboard.
Only ram that will run at 4400 are GSKILL and only if you fill all slots and run 4 memory sticks.
Best chance to run 2 stick is for 4133 Mhz, but the timings on your ram stick are too tight, the official specs that you can run is
CL - 19-25-25-45R 1.4V
Yours run at : 19-19-19 - If you adjust the timings to CL-19-25-25 manually, you might be able to run it at 4133 but there's only 50% chance for that happening.
But that is terrible latency, what I would recommend you to do is set it 4000, set DRAM voltage to 1.4-1.5 and see what kind of timings you can actually run. It might do 17-17-17 but that's a very positive thinking.
P.S. GENE is mATX not mini itx
P.S.S. Apex is literary twice the board the Hero is.
so how can u tell which memory is good for overclocking for future motherboards .. im new to overclocking
i have been able to run 4000mhz with XMP , so ill try ur timings and see if it makes post.