XMP safe mode question

January 17, 2018 at 01:51:02
Specs: Windows 10
Hi. My mobo is Asus Z370 Pro Gaming. And rams: Gskill 2x8GB ( XMP 3000mhz ).
Cpu 8700K. W

When i choosed first time in UEFI XMP profile i saved and booted fine to UEFI.
I turn off pc,turn on again after 2 hours, and then, i met screen:
THE SYSTEM HAS POSTED IN SAFE MODE.
This happened just once. Now its booting fine,but i dont know why it booted just once with this message.

This is screen from internet ( not my pc ) ,but the same msg to show:
https://s10.postimg.org/l88ji4bl5/z...

I tried to reproduce this warning but i am not able to do that. Reverting to standard and then again to XMP save. Turn off pc by power button. But not warning. Any ideas why it happened just once,and still its something wrong?

This occured when pc was off some time , 4 hours . And then. I met users using XMP with the same issue , only after pc was off some time like overnight.
So it not never happen when i turn off pc and immidiately turn on. Only just when pc is off few hours.

I turn off my pc again for 12 hours,booted in morning, and fine again. But i want to be sure thats all is ok.

Memtest not showing errors also.

Really appreciate it for help. This is my new pc.


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#1
January 17, 2018 at 02:08:18
So you went into the bios enabled xmp profile

Atfer that & before you turned it off did you press the save&exit button?

ps:
The only way i get a screen like that is when i overclock my system too much & it wont reach the post screen. The screen means it failed to set the selected bios settings/profile & post again, forcing it to revert all setting to default.

So what I'm thinking, your memory is still running at 2133 or 2400 Mhz instead of 3000Mhz.
You can check this with something like CPU-Z.

You can get it from this link:
https://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu...

i5-6600K@4.670GHz/4.024GHz cache@1.33v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@ 14-14-14-28 1T 2668MHz@1.3v | ASUS Z170-K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO | MSI RX 570 4GB@1380cc&2087mc bios-powertune-mod | Corsair VS45


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#2
January 17, 2018 at 02:41:12
I went to UEFI. Change to XMP profile. I saved and exit. Pc booted to UEFI fine with success. Then i turn off pc by power button from UEFI. After 4 hours i turn on pc again and that message i get.

I tried to reproduce this warning but i am not able to do that. Reverting to standard and then again to XMP save. Turn off pc by power button. But not warning. Any ideas why it happened just once,and still its something wrong?

This occured when pc was off some time , 4 hours .

I turn off my pc again for 12 hours,booted in morning, and fine again. But i want to be sure thats all is ok.

Memtest not showing errors also.

Windows showing XMP profile speed ok.

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#3
January 17, 2018 at 03:00:46
Why don't you just turn the Pc off with the start menu --> power button --> shut down.

Holding down the power button gives my the same screen too(but not always), but just pressing it once should not.

I don't can't really see through this problem you are having, but it looks like your problem is not caused by the ramm or xmp profile.

Could be, but very unlikely: CMOS battary failure, but then again you have a new system.
(less than a month old im guessing looking at your specs)

Hope you dont mind but I'm going to wait (before suggesting anything else) for input form other users and/or another update from you.

i5-6600K@4.670GHz/4.024GHz cache@1.33v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133@ 14-14-14-28 1T 2668MHz@1.3v | ASUS Z170-K | Samsung 250GB SSD 850 EVO | MSI RX 570 4GB@1380cc&2087mc bios-powertune-mod | Corsair VS45


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#4
January 17, 2018 at 08:42:19
I tried to reproduce issue by powering off pc by button from UEFI few times , but nothing.
I even turned off pc 2 times for night. And boot in morning but still no message.

So why it happened once and worry or not?


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#5
January 17, 2018 at 16:57:40
What are you doing with the rest of the UEFI/BIOS settings, have you manually configured them? Make sure you're running the latest BIOS. There was a new one released a couple of weeks ago & one of the things it addresses is memory compatibility. The one prior to that states "Revise BIOS string for XMP notice". So if you're still running the original version 0403, I suggest you try the latest version 1003.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard...


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#6
January 17, 2018 at 21:20:30
I have used XMP profiles for years without issues.
I would go with riider's suggestion and update BIOS to latest as it deals with memory issues.
This is not unusual on early versions of motherboards, I had to do one for my last build (last year) for newest CPU and GPU compatibility.
If you have not done BIOS updates, read up on them in general and the online manual for the options now available for doing them. Take precautions, I prefer to recommend using a UPS (battery back up) to reduce the possibility of power related failures.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
January 18, 2018 at 12:08:07
I just turned off pc by power button from UEFI just after XMP applied with success. After 2 hours i boot pc and that message appeared.


But like i said...

I tried to reproduce this warning but i am not able to do that. Reverting to standard and then again to XMP save. Turn off pc by power button. But not warning. Any ideas why it happened just once,and still its something wrong?
This occured when pc was off some time , 4 hours . And then.

2 times, i turn off my pc for 12 hours,booted in morning, and fine again. But i want to be sure thats all is ok.
Memtest not showing errors also.
Really appreciate it for help. This is my new pc.


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