Theres still a settings conflict. The voltage reading is giving it away.
OK, I dont have an MSI board, so I'm not intimately familiar with OC Genie or the ability to enable/disable XMP profiles.
My board has similar, but its called something else and I just do everything manually.
In theory, "enabling" XMP itself as a BIOS option is going to set the DRAM profiles to whatever is programmed into the RAM sticks from their factory. If this conflicts with manual settings, then theres potential for problem.
It is my understanding that OC Genie was a MSI "gimmick" feature that attempted to overclock your system based on who knows what that MSI cooked up in their labs.
What you are needing is full manual control. Now, maybe I am wrong, and OC Genie is how you enable full manual control. Maybe that is what needs to be enabled, and XMP turned "off".
Because it REALLY sounds like you are setting things manually and then some other "feature" in the BIOS is trying to override those settings.
I'm trying to take insight into your posts to figure out how your BIOS works. You say that you can adjust speed to 1866 and then you enable XMP. Why? Is that the only way that you can adjust timings and voltage? On the screen where you are adjusting RAM Speed, is there no option to manually adjust everything else?
Just to be clear, speed, timing, and voltage are 3 separate parameters that must each be dealt with.
And we haven't even touched on the fact that the board may not be able to support 4 sticks at that speed. Sometimes its an issue.
LoL, this is driving me nuts. I wish I had access to the board. Most manuals are horrible when it comes to overclock settings. According to the manual for that board, it appears that all of these things can be set and controlled INDEPENDENTLY of OC Genie and XMP profiles. I'm seeing advanced settings menus that allow you to control everything.
OC Genie is referenced as something for beginners to use when they dont know exactly what to set, and XMP profiles is referenced as letting the motherboard decide what settings to use based on what is programmed on the RAM sticks. Neither of these are really desirable. I think the confusing part is the fact that the advanced settings are either buried in, or tied to OC Genie somehow.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 5/16/13 at 1:16pm