Originally Posted by Edge0fsanity
Thought i would copy paste this question from another thread in the memory forum in hopes of getting a faster answer.
This ram is in my 6700k system with an asus maximus viii formula mobo. Also had it in a gigabyte gaming 7 mobo until recently, exact same results.
I have a few questions about a set of gskill TZ ram i bought a couple weeks ago. I have 32gb 8gbx4 sticks of 3200mhz cl14 tz and it seems to overclock rather well.
However, i'm hitting a wall with temperatures at ~50c which is causing me all kinds of issues. Essentially i have to run all the fans in my system at max speed during folding or during gaming which both generate enough heat to cause the issue. It does not matter what the timings, frequency, or voltage i use are. Whether it be at its rated speeds, below, or above. If this ram hits ~50c the computer freezes or if i'm lucky i get a reboot and get to analyze the dump file for the bsod. Every crash in the dump files that i get point toward ram as a possible cause.
I live at 10,500ft in elevation here and air cooling sucks hard in the thin air. I have what would be a massively overkill water cooling setup at sea level with 1320mm of rad space to cool 2 980tis and a 6700k currently. I have an ek ram block and heatspreaders ready to go on with my upcoming teardown and hardline rebuild next month but i'm sick of having to run my fans at max while folding to keep ram cool with enough airflow. Instead of waiting i'm ready to tear off the heatspreaders tomorrow, bend a few tubes, and put the ram block on so i can put an end to the noise.
Before i do so and void my warranty, is this normal for TZ ram to become unstable at ~50c or is there something wrong with 1 of the sticks? They memtest stable to 200% with every oc that i believe to be stable so long as temps stay under the 50c barrier.
The ram oc's beautifully but i can't even run rated freqs/voltage/timings with my system fans set where i want them for noise. With my system fans maxed out i'm running 14-15-15-35-2 @ 3466 1.424v. CL 14 @ 3600 is possible without the thermal barrier as well but i can't push that atm. I'm targeting latency with my oc's.
TZ ram unstable at any freq/voltage/timings if temps reach ~50c. Is this normal or do i have bad memory? Memtest stable to 200% at any oc i use so long as temp under 50c.