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Computer screen going black after trying to overclock it

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Hello guys!

I'm trying to get some help regarding a RAM kit I bought, and I'm hoping someone here could help me!


I used to have 16GB (2x8GB) of RAM @ 2400MHz running in my PC (from some other generic brand) pretty much since I bought it, but just recently I got 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz, and I was hoping to ble able to overclock it to 3200MHz so I could better use its full potential.

When I go into the BIOS and try to change the XMP profile (which was currently disabled) to the dropdown item "Profile1", it apparently changes the speed to 3200MHz, however when I go Save&Exit and the computer starts to boot up again, it never does. The monitor just sits on a black screen. Sometimes it is able to show something onscreen, but then it just freezes or simply stop responding. When I hold the power button to force it shut down and change back to the older RAM, it starts working fine again, not even having to remove the CMOS battery, as I've read in other forums as being a method for trying to restore the computer back to normal.

I've also read that maybe the voltage should be altered, or even that some numbers had to be typed in manually, but since this is my first time trying to overclock my computer, I'm trying to go cautioulsy so I don't end up making any serious mistake.

So, any thoughts on how I could do this? I was really hoping to be able to use this RAM at 3200MHz, and with my current knowledge, I'm unable to do it alone hahahaha So if anyone could help me, I would really appreciate it! :):


I'm going to list some other specs here that maybe could be useful:


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x 3.7GHz

MB: Gigabyte AX370 Gaming

RAM (New): 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHZ - CMW32GX4M2C3200C16

Power supply: EVGA Supernova NEX750B

NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB


64bit Operating System


Thanks in advance guys! :greengrin

And Happy Holidays! :headbang:

Edited by maddog.x21
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  • Corsair Employee

Hey there, have you checked to see if your BIOS has an update? Perhaps a later version help with stability and better memory support.


If you continue to have issues, feel free to reach out to our support team so we can try helping further: support.corsair.com



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