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Hey, so i recently build my first gaming pc and i can't enable xmp without my pc crashing. If i enable xmp, my pc will either not boot or will stay in the windows welcome screen forever, then load in to windows, and then my taskbar won't load. i really don't know what to do at this point, i've tried everything: i've overclocked my cpu (9700k @ 5Ghz), i upped my vccio, vccsa and dram voltages, i've lowered my ram speed,... . But my ram just won't go over the stock speed (2667 Mhz) without making my pc unstable. i've also reinstalled my drivers, checked my temps (with are both fine). But nothing seems to work... . Does anyone have the same problem and/or know how to fix this? (i'm running my cpu @ 5Ghz, 1.32vcore at the moment btw)
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I also am having BSOD problems with the same ram, I'm running an Asus Maximus Hero XII (Wifi) with a 10700K. No OC. XMP was causing the BSODs so I disabled, ram went to 2666mhz and booted fine. Returned to enable XMP, windows booted fine, but eventually BSODs. Now I did it again but with AI OC enabled and so far it's been running Ok but I'm still waiting for another BSOD. You'd think a major manufacturer like Corsair would do more Quality Assurance in the warehouse instead of manufacturing poor quality ram and just shipping it. I've never encountered issues like this with any other brand. I mainly use G.Skill and their products are incredible with no problems. I just wanted to match the case's RGB but I guess I should have went with TridentZs.
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Corsair doesn't make the ICs and due to the sheer number of different RAM kits, it's impossible to test every single one on every single board in existance. That's what Mainboard Vender QVL and RAM Vendor QVL are for. If you don't find a kit on it, there is a chance it won't work. Heck, even if it's on the list it might still not work properly due to BIOS updates and changes.

RAM is complicated and not always just plug and play.

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