01-01-2023 11:20 AM
01-01-2023 01:33 PM
I am experiencing stability issues when using the F5-7200J3445G16GX2-TZ5RK sticks on an Asus Z790 Maximus Extreme when running the DIMMs on their XMP I or II profile. These instabilities can be any of the following:
- random PC reboots when idle or stressed
- WHEA event code 17 in Windows event viewer
- PCIe device and/or PCIe bus errors
When running the F5-7200J3445G16GX2-TZ5RK sticks without the XMP I or II profile, the rig boots but obviously at default clockspeeds for the RAM.
Here are the specifications of my rig (except for the 2nd kit of DIMMs, currently running only 2 DIMMs in slot A2 and B2) : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MjQJW4 . BIOS and MEI have been updated to their latest version. Windows 11 22H2 with a fresh (yesterday) Media Creation, standard installation no GPO's or anything. Running without Antivirus, and Memory Isolation is disabled (required for Intel XTU Tool).
I am currently running the same rig with the F5-6000J4040F16G (slower and looser timings) and that's perfectly stable (I can torture the rig with Techpowerup's Memtest64 without error) and run any benchmark and get consistant results. Performance is awesome 🙂
I'm wondering if anyone has an idea what the issue could be. As far as I'm concerned, this should all work "nearly out of the box" (aka: set XMP and done) and I shouldn't have to fiddle around with the gazillion memory tweaking options, should I? 🙂
01-01-2023 10:23 PM
01-01-2023 10:27 PM
01-01-2023 11:08 PM
01-02-2023 02:26 AM
01-02-2023 03:22 AM
Have you installed a cpu contact frame? When installing the CPU did you bend any contacts?
Make certain you completed the installation process correctly and in order:
1) Install MEI drivers latest
2) Install ME firmware latest
3) Install Bios Z790 Extreme latest
01-02-2023 08:40 AM
The real answer is that Asus marketing are snake oil liars and their 4 slot boards are lucky to hit 7200, let alone the lies about 7800+.
It's a silicon lottery and you lost. Return it for an Apex if you want better ram OC.
01-02-2023 05:49 PM
I did notice that the Gskill 7600Mhz kit QVL did at one time list all 3 Z790 Maximus boards Extreme Apex Hero and the ROG Strix E and Strix F, 5 ROG boards in total and now only the Z790 Apex remains.
Never have I seen motherboards pulled from a QVL list before - weird. :rolleyes:
Also, is the general issue the 4-dimm ROG boards unstable or not reaching even XMP with 2dimms populated or all 4dimms populated or both?