First of all, I'm glad to be on team red! I'm Matt, I built PCs over 10 years ago but recently came back with a pre-built due to disability. That aside, I had some issues with stability and I'd like to explain how I solved them to help anyone else plus ask a question about RAM timings. It'd be great to discuss my issues/what I could improve upon and also some advice on getting my RAM timings down would be excellent.
Please let me know if I haven't provided enough information.
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
MB: Asus Prime B450-a/CSM
BIOS: Current 2202, previous 20xx
RAM: CM4X8GD3200C16K4 x2 previously at 2133, now 3200 - see below
GPU: MSI RX5700XT mech OC
OS: Win10 64bit
Cooling: Wraith AMD spire (soon to be AIO)
System instability on Prime 95 small after a minute, blend after 5 minutes
HW info log showed that on crash the CPU voltage and clock multiplier were not adjusting
Temps went way over max = crash
Updated chipset drivers - no real improvement but they were overdue
Flashed BIOS to 2202 from 20xx (notes on update state: improved stability)
Prime95 now stable for 30 minutes at present (big improvement!)
Temps are capped and the BIOS now limits clock speed and voltage
It's almost like before, the old BIOS was like: "THIS IS FINE!" - as the house burns down...
Issue 2 (help please!)
My RAM was set to 2133mhz as standard and it was advertised as 3200
Went to BIOS and changed profile from "auto" to DDR4-3200
I didn't change anything else here, any thoughts?
Note - I couldn't find XMP
Again stable in Prime 95 but I'd like to know if I can optimise here? HWINFO says VDD is 1.1v
I've tried the DRAM calculator but I'm just not 100% on how to input my details