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There's likely nothing wrong with the CPU, 4000Mhz is on the extreme side and you should really check QVL for anything 3600mhz and beyond. That's what the QVL is for after all, it's not possible for every board and CPU to run highly OC'd ram, no overclock is guaranteed...the speed on the sticker is only guaranteed on the boards they tested it on. There is a QVL for both the ram and the board.
You bought binned ram rated for a 4133mhz overclock, an overclocking board and an unlocked CPU. Use them. It's totally possible that the 4600mhz kit will boot right up while the 4133mhz kit needs tweaking.
If the kit/board you're using now happens to be on the QVL and tweaking doesn't work you might try contacting the manufacturer.
You shouldn't really have any regrets, you bought a 9900k which is much more capable than the 8700k and you got one. You also have the really fast ram which might not run exactly at QVL but I'm positive that you can manage a configuration that will bench the same even if it's a lower speed with better timings. Use the user configurable overclocking board you paid for to OC the ram like you would the CPU.
EDIT: It should also be mentioned that you're not using a z390 chipset so you can't expect it to work exactly the same way. Wile the CPU is supported there are optimizations made across the chipset and likely even the board it's self.
IMO you're in a great situation, you have a great CPU, board and ram. You just need to configure it.
Originally Posted by SpeedyVT
If you're not doing extreme things to parts for the sake of extreme things regardless of the part you're not a real overclocker.
Originally Posted by doyll
The key is generally not which brands are good but which specific products are. Motherboards and GPUs are perfect examples of companies having everything from golden to garbage function/quality.
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16gb G.Skill Sniper 2400Mhz
2x Kingston v300 120gb RAID 0
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