I upgraded to 13th gen recently and got the Asus ROG Maximus z790 Hero motherboard and a i9 13900KS CPU. All other components were taken from my previous build and have worked fine for almost 2 years.
After putting everything together and doing a fresh install of Windows 11, I am having random stability issues and I am 99% certain it is my RAM, which is on the QVL list for this mother board. The problem comes after I boot into Windows 11 at random times (sometimes an hour, sometimes 2 minutes, but always happens), the ram RGB lights freeze and the system locks or screen goes black. I have to shut down (sometimes hard reboot). I thought it was Armory Crate and iCue software issues, but I did another fresh install of Windows 11 and did not add those programs, but it still happens. I have tried setting the bios tweaker menu to XMP 1, XMP 2, and Auto and they all seem to fail.
I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts as I know this RAM was fine on my z690 mobo, so I'm just so confused why this is happening. If I do use iCue, I get the red triangle of death saying it is no longer receiving data from the DRAM when this happens. Here are my components:
Asus ROG Maximus Z90 Hero mobo
Intel 13900KS i9 CPU
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64GB CMT64GX5M2B5200 DDR5 5200 memory
Asus ROG Strix 4090 OC
Samsung 980 SSD drives (1tb, 2x2TB)
From what I have been reading I am thinking either z790 has issues with 64GB and maybe I should go down to 32, but I'd really prefer to keep everything as is if I can figure it out. Any thoughts?