Hi everyone! Long time lurker (sorry!), huge fan of L1T youtube channel, and a fellow hardware reviewer. I need your help!
A couple of days ago AMD sent me a 3970X to test, together with a Zenith II Extreme. Once I set up my bench table with 2 32GB kits from G.Skill ( F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC), for a total of 64 GB, the system refused to boot up. I immediately thought about a motherboard related issue, but here I also have a TRX40 Creator from ASRock, and the same issue happened. No boot.
Then, I got the Z2E back on the bench table, and the OLED panel got stuck on the DEBUG code “Memory C5”, and right after that, “Memory Test” appeared on the OLED.
My memory kits are equipped with Hynix DJR dies, and I noticed that they’re not on the Memory QVL from both motherboards (ASRock TRX40 Creator and Zenith II Extreme).
Is it possible that the CPU is completely incompatible with these kits? Even running at JEDEC frequency?
When running two sticks only (in dual channel config) the system would boot up, install Windows and run benchmarks, although with very poor scores.
Thanks in advance for your help!