|@Fingers Yes, I built the system myself and have built all my own systems (and many others) over the past 12 years. I've done my fair share of overclocking, although I usually don't have the need to push my system to those levels with the stock performances these days. I tested before by raising the DRAM voltage manually to 1.64V, as opposed to letting the XMP profile raise it to the SPD setting of 1.6V, but still received errors. There are also options to change some other DRAM voltages, so I will look into those and test with raising them as well.|
And more than likely, the number in the middle of the approved RAM model number is representative of the RAM's CAS latency value. CL9 is actually slower than CL8, which is the timing of my RAM (8-8-8-24). So the approved RAM is most likely in fact an older model.
@jefro I really don't see why you're so insistent that you are right here. There is absolutely no reason I can't test each individual stick of RAM separately. I've tested configurations (in fact all possible that my motherboard supports) of RAM from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 sticks and received results that return errors and results that run stably. If the system will boot and run with those RAM configurations, then the RAM can be tested that way.
And thank you again for stating the obvious again, which I've known from my very first post here. Of course some part of the memory system is what's making it fail. The question is which part? Your continuing posts are contributing absolutely nothing to answering this question. While my testing of each RAM stick separately has shown that the RAM itself is not the problem, but that it has something to do with the multiple channel configurations used on the memory controller, i.e. the memory controller itself (the CPU) or the path to the memory controller (the motherboard) or possibly the powering of these components is the problem. I could not have conclusively ruled out the RAM being bad without testing them individually.