Hi, hello there !
As you may already know, the G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GFX Flare X
was removed from Gigabyte QVL very little time ago (F3 bios release)... BTW, I'm on a 1700X (****ty corsair h100iv2 with useless link software as of today)
I suppose I'm not the only one currently stuck at 2933mhz with/without xmp, manual timings etc etc... etc etc...
I don't know if the subject's been treated already, I spent quite a few hours reading forums (particularly this one) in search for inspiration.
I think I tried most tricks indicated + the ones that came to my mind (single /double bios, remove batt, reflash bioses (though through the windows app) and then some....
Right no I'm tearing off what's left of my hair out trying to get to the promised 3200mhz. The fact is I DID manage to get the promised timings & speed ONCE at 3.4Ghz (on f3beta, double bios if I'm correct) then it reverted back to 2400mhz with crappy timings. (Now each time I try setting 3200, I get the infamous bootloop) I tried F2, F3 beta and F3E til now.
Now I'm wondering what to do : Keep this mem kit risking being stuck forever at 2933mhz 14 14 14 34, or have it exchanged ? I have very little time to send it back if needed. Has ANY of you managed to deal with this problem already ??
If ind myself puzzzled, having bought this supposedly "more compatible ram"... I also opened a ticket directly to Gigabyte, but found no existing answer on their forums.
I also would like to ask you if you think it's relevant to wait or go for something else, even with loosened timings (I haven't seen many kits going down to such timings 14/14/14/34... Should I favor speed (3200 cl 16) over my actual max ??? (2933 cl14) I really don't know what to do. G.skill's site still show the K7 on their QVL...
Thank your your time, and please forgive the possible mistakes as it's not my native tongue