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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
My new Ryzen 7 build isn't giving me 3000mhz with 4 ram sticks installed.
So a friend built me a new PC a couple days ago and it's amazing
* Ryzen 7 2700x
* Nvidia RTX 2060
* 4x 8GB Adata XPG Gammix D10 DDR4 3000Mhz (Yes I bought the Rams separate but they're all the same model).
But here's the problem: The motherboard (Gigabyte B450M DS3H first) downgrades the speed to 2666MHz no matter what I try. Be it with XMP enabled or manually. With the 4 sticks in, the motherboard simply won't boot with the 4 sticks in at 3000mhz. It reverts back to safe mode boot and back to the BIOS.
We thought it may be the motherboard so we swapped it to the Asus TUF B450M Gaming Plus. However, same thing.
We're thinking it may be the RAM, but we're not sure.
Tomorrow, my friend, whom built the PC and owns the store that sold me and built the system is taking the PC to an Asus office here in Guadalajara to see what's up, but I wonder: what could be the cause of this?
Here's the thing: We tried one, two and three sticks and in the 3 cases we DID get the ram to run at 3000MHz with XMP on. Easy peasy.
We even tested all the RAM slots and it worked with 1, 2 or 3 slots. It's when we insert the 4th stick that the motherboard goes nuts and won't boot, then goes into safe mode and downgrades the ram to 2666mhz.
So what's up? Is this a common occurrence?
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