- Oct 20, 2014
Just did a platform upgrade with an i5-12400F, MSI Mortar B660m WIFI DDR4 board, and 2x8GB of G.Skill CAS18 DDR4 3600 RAM and when I enable XMP to get my RAM running at DDR4 3600 speeds either 7-zip fails or my computer crashes when I try to compress PS2 roms of size ~4-8GB into .7z files using 7-zip. They all compress fine when I turn XMP off and my RAM runs at DDR4 2133 speeds. Is there a way I can test whether the RAM itself isn't living up to its stated speed, or if its the memory controller on the cpu that's faulty? I know Alder Lake only guarantees DDR4-3200 speeds so I guess I can't guarantee DDR4-3600 speed since it's considered an overclock but if the RAM is the problem I'm returning it for another DDR4 3600 kit. But would hate to keep returning and ordering RAM if it's the memory controller killing me.