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11-02-2022 03:01 AM
XMP is just a set of parameters provided by the memory module. It's possible that the default parameters the board is trying to apply are unstable for that memory (or perhaps the CPU). Even if you did not change or flash the BIOS there are still a few reasons why something might start spontaneously. It's rare but a BIOS can become corrupted just sitting there. So it might be worth a fresh flash of the latest firmware from the support page.
It's also possible that the silicon is aging and things that used to work no longer do. This is most noticeable when overclocking and running higher voltages but it's not impossible for aging to impact a system running at stock. The only way to really isolate this type of issue is to swap out components. You've already tried a different memory kit so it would come down to either the CPU or MB.
11-03-2022 08:38 PM
Thanks for chiming in and offering your help.
Do you mean the BIOS by saying 'firmware'? Should i try to overwrite the currently installed BIOS (2004) by flashing a fresh BIOS (2004)?
I sadly don't have spare components to try swapping things out. Is there no other method to get to the core of my problem? What i wonder why Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool doesn't throw any errors. Their tools says the CPU is running fine at stock 2133 MHz.
11-26-2022 04:58 AM
Yes, a fresh flash of the same BIOS would correct any corruption. But again, don't get your hopes up as this is rare.