Since the launch of AMD’s third-gen Ryzen processors last summer, we’ve found ourselves running into a higher than the usual number of memory configuration issues on the AM4 / X570 platform. We’re not alone, as a simple Google search can reveal, and the worst of it is: we’ve found many users who’ve been running DDR4-2666 rather than their kit’s XMP, simply because the platform fights them.
In our case, it seems as though anytime we move from one 3000-series Ryzen CPU to another, we’ll almost certainly have to fight with the memory configuration to get it to apply properly. Over the weekend, while working on some Cinema 4D tests, we switched from one CPU to another, and the system absolutely refused to give us our desired speeds.
After spending an hour trying to secure our DDR4-3600 speeds, we finally clued in that hard reset of the EFI might be able to help, even though the constant barrage of soft resets didn’t. Sure enough – that fixed the problem for us. Once we reset the CMOS with the dedicated button on the motherboard, the system would finally apply the XMP without any issues.
Stick one ram into your mobo specified slot as the manual commands. Boot your computer. restart. shutdown. dual slot. win
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Non XT Boost Core 2035 Gaming Ram 960 43c Air Water Hybrid Cardboard Blower with a 20$ chinese Waterblock on the core 50 gallon tote of water, Ryzen 3700x 4.25 ghz, 15$ chinese waterblock, same tote 3200 ddr3 cl16 Team T-FORCE VULCAN TUF , B450m Asrock Pro 4 Mobo, 700 Watt OCZ PSU.
I went and tracked down Samsung B-die 3600 CL 15 ram kit for my 3700X/x570 build, labored over it, messed with the timings for what felt like forever, never got it to run at 3600 because I didn't want to crank the voltage much, but got it running at 3333 with some pretty tight timings and got the latency down far enough that I'm really happy with it.
Now, I'm suffering from the sunken cost fallacy and I refuse to go in and simply set the profile to XMP and see if it's better. Mine's better because I put too much work into it. Lol.