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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    he1ium, thanks for your info!
    what exact GSkill RAM do you have? are you running it in DC?
    I'll test the BIOS soon.
    btw, what's the safest way to update the bios (no floppy..) and how long does it take to execute?

    Lsdmeasap, the only reason I'm upset with you is for keep saying that I'm upset with you... I've tried 90% of the stuff you suggested. I didn't try a different machine as I didn't have one handy at the time.

    Thanks for the help.

    btw, why do you think the RAM is DOA even if a BIOS update may fix it?

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    Ahh, Well yes please try that BIOS update.... Then go thru all the settings I tried to suggest for you again

    Here is a full list of settings for you to try at stock >>>>

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: AUTO
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00GHZ (9x333)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100


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


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333] <<< Be sure to set
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [2.40] = 799MHz ram
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 799MHz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................4
    tRCD ......................................... 4
    tRP'...........................................4
    tRAS..........................................12

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 3-4 ----Set to for4 now
    tWTR..........................................4-6 (9-11) set to for 4 now
    tWR............................................ 3-6 -- Set 6 for now
    tRFC........................................... (48-50) 52-62 --- Set 60 for now
    tRTP........................................... (3-6) Set 5 for now
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10 (Set 8 for now)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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.........................:7-10 (Set 8 for now)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< 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
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: << AUTO or what you are using now
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< Leave

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.3
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1V
    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]

    Please DO NOT USE @BIOS to update with. Use Qflash with a USB stick since you do not have a Floppy. Or make a 1GB Partition FAT32 on your hard drive

    It only takes a minute to flash your BIOS. Here is some more info about Qflash, Also in your manual you will find some if you have it >>>

    Flashing, here is some info on using Qflash. You can use 3 things with Qflash.... USB Stick, Floppy, or FAT32 Partition on your disk >>>

    What you should do is manually download the correct BIOS for your board model and board revision from Gigaabyte Site Below. Extract the BIOS file you need, the .F# << # Being BIOS number like .F11. Be sure to choose the correct Rev. It is printed on the board in the bottom corner under the PCI Slots. GA site, YOU can ignore the Rev comments, your board has only one Rev>>>
    GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview - GA-EP45-DS3R (rev. 1.0)

    The BIOS file you download is a EXE which is made just to extract to the Floppy drive or A: drive.

    You can get the BIOS .Fxx (xx Being BIOS number and how the actual BIOS file extension will look) File out of this to flash with Qflash or DOS (DOS Flash files are also inside the Exe. by using winrar to extract the files.

    Download Winrar Trial here (Scroll down to Winrar 3.71 and download) and then install and right click the BIOS exe file and choose extract here >>>
    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    Then you can either run any CD you have to get DOS loaded and use the files extracted. Or you can put them on a FAT32 USB drive and use Qflash. You may also make a new 1GB FAT32 partition on your disk if you like and keep BIOS files there as well.

    To use USB you need Legacy Storage Detect Enabled in the Integrated Peripherals Page of the BIOS. You also need to leave the USB drive plugged in when you reboot to Qflash (Select "END" at bootup, or F8 Within the BIOS to enter Qflash)

    Once inside Qflash you will be presented with Disks or Drives depending on what you have available, look thru each until you find your BIOS file and then flash it

    Once you have flashed and rebooted back into the BIOS choose Load Optimized defaults and save and apply and reboot Back into the BIOS before you go into windows. You will need to set your hard drive settings again, especially do not try to load Windows if you are using a RAID setup without setting these settings again (Just have to say incase anyone is reading this for any board and is using RAID)

    PLEASE DO NOT USE @BIOS!! << ANYONE READING THIS

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    Thanks for the detailed reply.

    I'll be using QFlash with a USB stick.

    just one more question, in case anything goes wrong, my board supports DualBios, so am I safe if an error occurs while updating? Do I have to do anything to activate dualbios in order to restore faulty update?

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    No, nothing you do with Dual BIOS. And yes it works, but as with anything it can fail.

    You will be pretty safe though using Qflash, most issues are caused by @BIOS.

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    1. Dual BIOS - live it, love it, no worries. (it runs by default)
    2. Instead of winrar trail edition, try 7-Zip. It's open-source and works great.
    3. LSD is right, use QFlash with a USB stick. It will probably see is as HDD0 or something like that.
    4. Memory I have - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    link - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    5. Damn that memory got cheap. It is rated at DDR2 1000 @ 5-5-5-15 but the pair I have runs great at DDR2 800 @ 4-4-4-12. Like I said, I just did a motherboard swap from a P5K-E that wouldn't let me run 2 vid cards and had problems with my 8800GTS (G92) w/ PCI-e 2.0. This is how I knew how much punishment my components could take. Amazingly enough, my Q6600 runs the same speed at lower temps, higher VCore and is more stable on this Gigabyte MB. (After the BETA bios that is, lol)
    6. Let me know how it goes


    PS - Props to LSD for the excellent info and advice

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    LMAO - looks like LSD and I are were replying together there :/
    LSD, WTF did you get that trippy avatar?
    Last edited by he1ium; 09-04-2008 at 02:30 PM.

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    Can I update the Bios from F7 to F10 directly? or should I update to F8/F9 first?
    (I think I've read somewhere that it may cause problems 'jumping' Bios versions)

    (btw, I think Gigabyte just released yet another beta bios for F10... I think I'll better wait for official F10.)

    Thanks.
    Last edited by amirn; 09-04-2008 at 06:39 PM.

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    No need to install in order. You can jump from .Fxx to .F50 if you like just be sure to load optimized defaults after the flash and save apply/reboot back into BIOS and make and disk changes you need before ever loading windows again

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    Default Re: problem with memory voltage on EP45-DS3R

    Somebody has the pre-flash jitters. It's OK, we've all been there. At least you have dual-BIOS, so I wouldn't sweat it. I remember the days doing this via floppy and prayin the whole time the floppy wasn't corrupt.

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