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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Sounds like a dead PSU to me, luckily it did not fry your board
    sorry to dig this up, but it actually sounds like this guy was missing a power connector, namely the 2x 4-pin 12V power connectors that connect near the rear panel...

    As for you monday, check all of your power connectors for sure, when it doesnt even get to the post screen its usually power connectors. If they all seem to be in the right place, and the CPU and RAM are both seated right, then maybe try booting with an older PSU (or 2 if you dont have one strong enough) to test whether or not its an actual PSU problem, or just connections
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Do you mean lights came on yout graphics card that normally do not? If so please read the manual for your card and see what that means. Some mean different things Is why I ask.

    Sometimes one or both of the power connections to the card are loose, or it could mean something else all together. Please check with the card's manual

    Sounds to me like you could either be having a PSU issue, or some settings may be off in your BIOS. Does that PSU have enough amps on the 12V Rail for your GFX Card? Can you please post me your MIT Settings into this template so I can see if all looks OK

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    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

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    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________ 1-31
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ 1-31

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
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    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V]
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    I've gone through the manual but it doesn't state anything about the LED. I'll try to look further on the website after this.

    Regarding the possibilities of the connection problem, well, the PC suddenly doesn't turn on without me touching the internal connection, which I doubt could be the culprit in this case. Nevertheless, I already double/triple check the connection and nothing seem to be wrong about it. Once I got my hand on another PSU, I'll post the results.

    Erm, sorry for newbie question. How am I going to get the MIT setting?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Well normally you have to press DEL at the Gigabyte screen, but Im not sure how you can get to the MIT, because your rig hasnt been POSTing, has it? You could try using an old GPU if you have one lying around and see if it starts up properly then, in which case you'd know its a GPU problem. Also, try connecting your GPU to a separate PSU (any old one as long as nothing else is drawing current from it) and you will be able to determine if the PSU is to blame for the issue.
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Well the PHASE LED's just show how many "Power Phases" the CPU is using.

    I was asking about your Graphics card LED, did't you say it now has 2 LED's on that was not before?

    About you not turning your PC without touching the connection, which connection do you mean by that?

    Sounds to me no matter what connection it is that something is either shorted/shorting out or your PSU is dying. I would not attempt AT ALL to power the system on anymore until you get another PSU to check it out.

    The MIT is in the BIOS, you hit the Delete key at bootup to get into the BIOS

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Hi guys, sorry about the late reply, it was quite a hectic week and somehow I manage to go through it with minimal damage.

    Well, to cut it simple, it was the PSU problem, as soon I change it to a new one, my PC was running again.

    Must be power inconsistencies that cause this problem, BTW, thanks guys!

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Glad to hear your problem was solved!

    Post back if you need any further help!

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Hello! sorry to bring up this old post again but I've a problem. A serious one! I've built my own comp and it has a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard, 4 gb RAM, Radeon 4850 HD, An intel core 2 duo 3ghz (stock cooling), a PSU (Power supply unit?) that gives 520W and a standard Hdd 150 GB.
    I press the power button and the cpu fan spins a half round and then it stops for a few secounds then it gets up to 800-850 RPM. The phase leds is all lit up all the time, I've changed my PSU one time already. So i dont know what im going to do. If I try to get to windows it restarts at the loading screen.

    The temp of the cpu is 36 degrees when in bios. It also makes a sound, a beep that never stops. It does not stand in the manual what it means.

    Help me!
    If you need additional info I'll be happy to give you it.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Is this a windows install from an older board? If so, what was it? You may just need to do a clean install, while it is always recommended it is not always a must but in some cases it is for sure.

    If you did a clean install and you are having other issues let me know and I will try to help further. The 20+ fast beeps, that is often to tight of ram timings (tRD-Static tRead Value)

    If you do need help with your settings please fill this out and we can help

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    CPU = Model #
    Motherboard = Model, Revision #
    BIOS Version =
    Ram = Brand, Model#, Part#, And or Link

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS3 - what do the phase leds mean?

    Cpu=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037 Stock cooling

    Motherboard=Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ultra durable 3

    Bios version=F7

    RAM= Corsair 2x2GB TWIN2X4096-8500C7


    But what does that sound mean? It must mean something or it shouldn't make that sound. Nevertheless, my equipment is totally new. Could something be defected? or could it just be the OS? Because when I'm trying to launch it with safe mode it freezes at a .sys file and then restarts.

    __________________________________________________ ______________________

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8 X
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:+0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2,83 GHZ (333*8,5)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:auto

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled (Do not exist in my bios)
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800 Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5 [auto]
    tRCD ......................................... 5 [auto]
    tRP'........................................... 5 [auto]
    tRAS.......................................... 18 [auto]

    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first. Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 3 [auto]
    tWTR.......................................... 3 [auto]
    tWR............................................ 6 [auto]
    tRFC........................................... 52 [auto]
    tRTP........................................... 3 [auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) .................... 0 [auto]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ auto.

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: 7 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 0
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto 0
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto 0
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto 0
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto 1,3000v

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1,200v auto

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: Auto

    CPU Referen.…………....0.760V.......: auto

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......: cannot find.

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: Auto
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: auto
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [enabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [enabled]



    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[enabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB</pre>

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