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Hi! Today i enabled the XMP profile in the BIOS of my Maximus VIII Hero motherboard, and when i started the PC up again i noticed while dragging my different program windows around they were stuttering and i thought that quite weird, i then started up a game and noticed that it was stuttering more than it should, like it was stuttering all over the place. And the only thing i could think of that i had changed was the XMP profile. I looked in the Windows Event Viewer and checked for Errors, but none were to be found. I also tried checking the GPU/RAM/CPU usage and temps while gaming, but it was exactly as normal. So i turned it off. And then everything started working normally again. Which i thought was even weirder. So i then enabled the XMP profile again (just enabling it, not changing any of the settings.) just to find the same issues again. So i have now turned off the XMP profile and set it to "Manual" and set the RAM speed myself.

But what i wonder is, how could the XMP profile cause something like this? Is it normal or should i be worried?

My PC Specs:
GTX 980 EVGA
i7 6700K (Stock)
16GB 2666Mhz Corsair Vengeance
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Motherboard
EVGA 850W G2 80+ Gold PSU
120GB Samsung 850EVO SSD (Windows Installed here)
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Originally Posted by Vizuka View Post

But what i wonder is, how could the XMP profile cause something like this? Is it normal or should i be worried?

I'm always amazed that people think that a SPD table written by some engineer somewhere that is just designed to work with the widest range of configurations possible doesn't work very well with their specific, unique configuration.

It's like "one size fit's all", it will fit, but it's never the best fit ...whether it's shoes, shirts or memory profiles.

Should you be worried? Depends on whether you like stuttering.

At what speed are you running the memory? (With and W/O XMP)
It would be good to check that with CPU-Z.
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I'm always amazed that people think that a SPD table written by some engineer somewhere that is just designed to work with the widest range of configurations possible doesn't work very well with their specific, unique configuration.

It's like "one size fit's all", it will fit, but it's never the best fit ...whether it's shoes, shirts or memory profiles.

Should you be worried? Depends on whether you like stuttering.

At what speed are you running the memory? (With and W/O XMP)
It would be good to check that with CPU-Z.
RAM Speeds:
With XMP: 2667Mhz
Without XMP: 2666Mhz

So it is pretty much the same :/

[EDIT:] But what i meant with "..should i be worried?" was, like could there be something wrong with my PC, i have no issues running on Manual, just found it quite odd.

Another thing that was different was that the VCore for the CPU changed from 1.34V on Manual to 1.295V on XMP under full load at stock clocks (4.0Ghz with 4.2Ghz Turbo).
Edited by Vizuka - 2/9/16 at 9:51pm
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[EDIT:] But what i meant with "..should i be worried?" was, like could there be something wrong with my PC,
Yeah, you have some engineer making settings for you.

For determine and set up baseline, stock memory settings set everything to default, then make all those settings manually.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Yeah, you have some engineer making settings for you.

For determine and set up baseline, stock memory settings set everything to default, then make all those settings manually.

Yeah, thats what i did, and when setting everything manually, it seems to be working fine, so i should not be worried then?
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you're good. ...until you start overclocking............
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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I read about another guy who got the same VCore, or, well, even higher on Stock, he got 1.4V on Stock Clocks with the i7 6700K on the same motherboard, but it was just the motherboard giving his CPU waaay more VCore than needed. He is now running 4.6Ghz on 1.28V smile.gif So i think i will be fine either way, though i will probably never overclock it tongue.gif
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