Originally Posted by CeltPC
I do wish Asus / G.Skill would get together for a fix if it really is the RGB Aura software that is causing SPD corruption. I suspect it it is, but have not seen a definitive proof yet, it is close to a "smoking gun" thing at this point.
If G.Skill is really using the SPD to control the LEDs on the memory, then there's no "fix". Anything accessing the SPD while their software is trying to update the LED status is going to be fighting with it, and when a bad combination happens, your SPD is corrupted.
A few tips for people with G.Skill RGB RAM for now:
- If you can afford to, stop using the G.Skill LEDs altogether, it's the only way to be sure you aren't going to corrupt your SPD;
- If you can't just stop using it, don't have the G.Skill software running with any monitoring software. CPU-Z or HWInfo are going to conflict with it and corrupt your SPD;
- If it's already too late, your memory is still mostly fine. You just can't use D.O.C.P. anymore in the BIOS. Trying to use the D.O.C.P. settings with corrupted SPD may cause your vDDR to be set to any arbitrary number, if that happens, it may permanently disable your memory and possibly damage the motherboard (and CPU?).