Why is XMP causing my G.Skill Ripjaws V RAM to blue screen Windows?

Tyson is having trouble using XMP and his G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz memory, with Windows getting blue screens.

Question by Tyson from United States | Answered by in RAM on Wed, Apr 13 2022 8:23 PM CDT

Hey. I have been having issues with my XMP causing my Windows to blue screen. I disabled it, and things have been fine.

I ran across an article written by Steven that did something to voltages and got it going, and then was able to run XMP. I am very scared to mess with anything and can't find a definite tutorial for doing this.

In the post you guys wrote, I have the same motherboard, and my RAM is G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz. Please let me know if you have any tips thanks, and I hope to hear back from you.

Hi Tyson,

First, has XMP worked in the past, and has it just started not working? You could have an issue with degradation. I would start first by clearing CMOS and letting the board get back to default, just in case anything had been changed.

You don't mention what motherboard this is, so it is more difficult for me to help with this, but you should have a set of jumpers or a button on the board labeled CLR_RTC. You will want to turn off the power supply and push this button or short the pins for a few seconds to clear the BIOS.

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From here, boot up the board and enter the BIOS. Make sure your boot order is correct, so we don't have issues getting to Windows. Set XMP on your memory and hit F10 to save and restart. Let the board boot up on this restart and see if it gets to Windows. Once in, you can run something like memtest to see if the RAM has any errors.

If you need to troubleshoot further, again, I'm not sure if this is an Intel or AMD platform, but on Intel, you can bump VCCSA 1.15v-1.25v, VCCIO 1.05v-1.10v, VDIMM 1.35-1.45v.

If this is an AMD Ryzen platform, you will want to bump VDIMM or SOC voltage. Max on SOC is likely around 1.1 but don't go straight there, bump slowly until it's stable.

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