Hello all. im back once again with some kind of issue im scratching my head with and need advice on.
@wendell Great piece on the 3000 series. I look forward to seeing the 3800x performance personally.
So just to go over the situation. I built a friend a new machine. Thing is the best looking rig ive seen in person, its crisp white and a really nice machine… But it keeps crashing.
The components i’ll list now so were all clear.
Asrock AB350M motherboard with latest 5.0 bios (I have had this from new with no issues ever)
Ryzen 7 1700x Bought used on ebay but seems to be as it should be. stock.
Corsair White 2x8gb sticks 3000 c16 Bought new from a seller on ebay. Came properly sealed original packagfing and don’t look fake.
Asus GTX 1070 Dual. bought used on ebay came in original box and still has tamper sticker on the screw on the rear.
Case NZXT H500 Bought new
Cooler CM ML240L 240mm AIO Bought New
M.2 Transcend 128GB NVME Bought new
500GB SSD gigabyte Bought New
500w Bronze PSU Bought new
Sleeved extensions and lighting
So I put it together with no issues. Benchmarked it at 96% gaming, 94% desktop, 97% workstation on user benchmark and I was happy.
The ram did XMP first go, my score looked right and the system seemed perfect.
My friend picks it up. Saw it running. Took it, Gets home and after he got it running and downloaded a game or 2 it crashed.
The blue screen code I don’t know but it was the windows page file in unpaged area description.
I looked it up and disabled page filing all together.
Next morning it crashed over and over he said he couldn’t use it.
I drives over, it was behaving until I benchmarked it. It locked up and froze during the ram benchmarks.
So I power it down, remove and reseat the ram. Fire it up. The XMP was still on. Benched it, No problems. 96/94/97% as before. I stayed at his house and watched him play games for 3 hours. monitoring task manager on his 2nd screen. It was solid, no problems at all.
Yesterday he calls says its mint had no further problems.
Today he called me after he finished work it wont do anything its crashing again. I asked for the bsod code he didn’t have it.
So I got him to turn off XMP and run 2133 and its now behaving its self again.
Everything seems legit and as it should be but when I did the user benchmark it didn’t pick up the corsair brand on the ram. It sees the cmk/cmx part number but says unknown for brand. This is on good or bad tests but its the only thing I can see that’s not perfect.
Genuinely looking for help and advice on sorting this as £700 for a crashing machine was not what we had in mind when putting it together.
Used parts are CPU, GPU & M/b. The motherboard was mine from new and I never had any issues (other than ram xmp when new) it never crashed or anything on me using a 1500x and I did every bios update as they came out so I could have XMP and the RAM is on the QVL for the board.