Originally Posted by Reikoji
Could go for broke and get a 16gb 4266mhz kit. Will run 3200 as low as 12cas so ive seen.
That is cruel, now you are making me really think, lol. And I would save $160.00 by getting 16 GB of 4266 MHz (F4-4266C19D-16GTZSW) over getting 32 GB of 3600MHz (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR). I do have some trepidation how it might boot up on this motherboard with DRAM so far above anything it is anticipating.
Originally Posted by r4m0n
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?).
Yea, as much as I love making my rig look like a nuclear reactor with 4 sticks of the RGB, I don't want to get a new kit just to have it get the SPD's corrupted.