So, this week I’ve been putting together my new Zen 2/X570 system, which has been mostly trouble free except for one issue - just curious if anyone else has experienced this or anything like it - just trying to see if this is a problem specific to my hardware, while I’m in my return window, or if this is maybe a board design/BIOS problem.
I am using a 3700X on an ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi (latest 0702 BIOS) with 4 sticks of 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200CL16 (BLS4K16G4D32AESB - Micron E-Die).
I noticed an intermittent hard shutdown (the entire board loses power) when running mprime blend - about 10-20min even at OOTB 2400MHz stock memory speeds, and I can reliably trigger it at about the 5 minute mark running at 3200MHz. This seems to only happen in mprime blend so far, although I haven’t done a memtest86+ test. So far I’ve ruled out temperatures (at shut off the RAM and the board area is only about 40-44C) and adding a fan directly on the RAM doesn’t seem to help - I have a 360mm rad on the CPU (running completely stock) as well, which also stays at around 45C during the test). When I only use 2 sticks of RAM (any 2, in any combination of A1/B1, A2/B2 slots) then everything is hunky dory. I’ve been using my system for a few days and haven’t noticed this issue popping up except in mprime (plenty of compiling stuff, running VR in Win10).
There is a limited number of 64GB kits validated on Asus’s QVL - and while the Crucial kit is on there, it’s only for 2 sticks. It looks like they verified a bunch of older B-Die stuff (eg, the QVL specifically is v4.31 of the 3200CL16), but I did find a reasonably priced kit of the HyperX Predator 3200CL16 HX432C16PB3AK4/64 on Amazon so I’ve given that an order so I’ll follow up on this thread in a few days, but even with (actually) bad RAM, I haven’t ever experienced hard shutdown errors like this (there is nothing in the logs looking at dmesg/journalctl preceding the crashes, it just turns off), so just curious if anyone’s experienced anything similar w/ 4 sticks of RAM?