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    Default VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    New build. E7200 CPU, OCZ PC6400 Plat XTC 4-4-4-15.
    BIOS is F2
    Did not install any Gigabyte utilities, so Dynamic Energy Saver is not on, as far as I am aware.
    Disabled C1E, CPU Thermalmonitor, C.I.A. 2. I don't see EIST in this Bios.

    I have set as high as 1.4 V in the BIOS for the VCore. InWindows, according to Speedfan, Everest, and CPU ID, VCore is never above 1.18 V, which is waht I get if I leave the VCore set to manual. There is no change in CPU Speed or the VCore from idle to load, so I don't think any of the auto reducing features are enabled somehow.
    What am I missing?

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    Default Re: VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    Please update your BIOS, F2 is pretty old. I would suggest F4 or F5

    Please use Qflash, DO NOT USE @BIOS to update the BIOS >>>>
    GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP35-DS3L

    Use either a floppy or USB stick in Qflash to flash your BIOS.

    You will need to extract the exe (Which is a SFX Self Extracting file) with winrar to use a USB stick to flash, you only need the file named similar to this >> ga_ep35_ds3l.FX << (Example file name) X will be the BIOS #

    Winrar Trial (Right click the BIOS downloaded EXE and choose "Extract Here") after installing Winrar >>>
    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    If you have a Floppy installed you will just double click the exe download and it will be extracted onto the floppy. Then proceed to Qflash and use the floppy. USB And floppy devices will show as "Disks" or "Drives" in Qflash.

    To Start Qflash you simply hit the "END" key at startup, like when you hit "DEL" to get into the BIOS. Or you can also get to it from within the BIOS. ON the MAIN page of the BIOS hit F8 to start Qflash

    USB Must be formatted to FAT32 or FAT16

    After you flash please reboot into the BIOS and Choose Load Optimized Defaults, then save and apply/F10 and reboot again into the BIOS and make any needed changes BEFORE starting windows. That last thing is very important if you have a RAID Setup, you will corrupt your Array if you do try to load windows before setting your disk back to RAID after load optimized defaults.

    EIST is in The Advanced BIOS page and will need to be disabled, it is right under TM2, and two below C1E as shown in this image >>>



    Maybe you overlooked it?

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    Default Re: VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    Updating the BIOS did it. Should have tought of that myself. Thanks.

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    Default Re: VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    Good to see you got it, and had no issues with flashing.

    If you need any further help, feel free to post back!

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    Default Re: VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    My system is very similar to yours (see sig), and I only got total stability with F7. Still had some problems with F6. I believe these later BIOS updates addressed (primarily) memory compatibility issues.
    By the way L, I have both EIST and C1E enabled (and appreciate that the CPU is throttled back when not needed, being the miser that I am). Even with a bit of overclocking, this doesn't seem to be causing any issues. I ran a bunch of tests with one and both off, no difference. What are your concerns with those two settings?
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    Default Re: VCORE Doesn't Change - EP35-DS3L

    Well when you overclock MORE (Which most users do) these will affect your voltages harder and will make overclocks very unstable

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