Updating to 1709 (no matter the original build, could be 1609, could be 1703) has caused problems for people. Installing from a 1709 image, ie 1709 out of the box, has not.
If the advice involves "updating Windows", no offense but i'd discard it and look elsewhere for the cause.
- Also, is your BIOS updated? The answer is yes, but..
- Is the version you're currently running the optimal? Both Asus and Gigabyte have had issues and had to pop a number of drivers out there. Not all will work for everyone; yet. So keep that in mind.
- Last but not least.. am not good with tact and faux-politeness, so i'd decided to leave it out, lol, but let me try.. common sense dictates we do NOT overclock the RAM, or the CPU, or anything like that. We do a default values setup, proceed to have a default values OS setup, proceed to a short but moderately heavy stress test to ensure our hardware works fine; when within
said default values. Only after passing such a test do we proceed to click-click heaven, as prior to it we'd never be able to tell whose fault it'd be when something went wrong.
Did you even test your rig before OCing your RAM? If you do and it fails, or had you, you'd know it's just your mobo drivers. If you do and it passes, it's you