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    Ok, to each his own...
    I've been using XP since before it was called XP and still have 2 XP machines (kids). I resisted Vista for a long time, primarily because of the bad press, and because I hate the thought of the O/S chewing up so much resources, but frankly, Vista runs everything at least as quickly as XP for me, and the resource issue is largely irrelevant when you have a 500gb HD and 4gb of RAM. When I do get on the XP boxes now, I actually feel the downgrade from the Vista environment. I'm not trying to convert anyone and for sure, choice is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxcrowe View Post
    Ok, to each his own...
    I've been using XP since before it was called XP and still have 2 XP machines (kids). I resisted Vista for a long time, primarily because of the bad press, and because I hate the thought of the O/S chewing up so much resources, but frankly, Vista runs everything at least as quickly as XP for me, and the resource issue is largely irrelevant when you have a 500gb HD and 4gb of RAM. When I do get on the XP boxes now, I actually feel the downgrade from the Vista environment. I'm not trying to convert anyone and for sure, choice is good.

    Yeah I hear ya. There are many things that I do like on vista (softer on the eyes). But alot of the programs I have created and been working on too are used for windows XP I might convert them within next 6 months (wife will really be mad because that can take weeks to do lol).

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    Hey, No problem. I am here to help, as are many of our other members. Ya we are not as large as alot of places, but we all do try to chime in as soon as we can to help others.

    Here is some suggested settings for 3.2 for now. I will help you with 3.4 if you think you can reach it with your cooler, and after you play with your PC for a while!

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.20GHz (9 X 355 FSB = 3.195)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 355 Mhz (FSB)
    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)....................: <<< 150ps << Both may work fine with lower
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 250ps <<< See above


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [400]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 3.00
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1065 MHz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................12/15

    The timings below, and the one 12/15 ranger above, are ranges. Set to highest and once you get your CPU stable you can start to bring them down. ONE AT A TIME with testing between each move or you will never get stable because you move too many and you wont know which is causing the errors

    Advanced Timing Control [Press Enter]
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................(4-6) 9-11
    tWR............................................3-5
    tRFC...........................................(48-50) 52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
    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
    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….……….........................: 1.30-1.35V See Below >>>

    This is up to you and your Board/chip/cooler. A good place to start would be 1.30-1.4 or so. If it wont boot add some more. As long as your temps are good you should be good up to 1.5+. Again with you not knowing much you of course will have some issues here, I would suggest you leave the ram at the highest settings I suggested until you get your CPU Stable

    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...........: << 1.2V - 1.3V
    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]

    Just so you know now and not wonder or get scared. A bouble reboot is normal when changing BIOS settings. So if you see a double boot it is fine, as is single of course. Which will only happen with minor changes. A double is the norm.

    A triple reboot means the settings failed and the BIOS MIT section will be reset to default, you will need to try again. This is usually to tight of ram timings, or not enough CPU Voltage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Here is some suggested settings for 3.2 for now. I will help you with 3.4 if you think you can reach it with your cooler, and after you play with your PC for a while!

    WOW you are great I will try these settings, also I'm using Liquid cooling so I don't think temps will be a factor. Also when I go to check the memory by chance does anyone know how to do it? Do I need to get something to open that .iso file? or just download it like the bios? I want to try and get everything as good as I can.

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    Ahh, yeah a ISO is different then any other file. It is a image file and must be burned as such.

    No extraction. You need to burn it differently then most all other data. If you have Nero here is how, along with some other ways. >>>
    How to Write ISO Files to CD

    How to burn a ISO Image using NERO

    Burn ISO File - How to Burn an ISO Image File to a CD or DVD - Write ISO File

    How to burn a ISO Image using Nero Burning ROM - www.hiren.info

    I use UltraISO or MagicISO, both of which I believe have trial Versions, but I am not sure of those limits so best to use above methods.

    MagicISO Download and How to, just incase you do not have Nero or do not want to try the freeware linked first >>>
    Using MagicISO to create ISO image files
    MagicISO - Burn ISO, BIN, NRG

    Unless.... You have a floppy, in that case just download the floppy version.

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    so is this the only way to download and test memory? There isn't anything simple to just do like download to usb and test from there?

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    Default Re: Just Brought GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R

    No a USB Memtes86+ would be more involved. Just grab the freeware in the first link and follow it's directions. It is pretty simple, just not the same as burning Music, ect.

    Ohh hey, I just found this. Looks to be "Pre" modded Memtest86+ for USB installs and testing >>>
    Memtest86+ For USB Key (Pure DOS) - 2.01 Download - EXTREME Overclocking

    I will test it out for you now and post back, one sec

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    Nope, just tested. That would be a more involved way, you would need to format your USB into a Bootable USB with this, and need the additional download on the same page as well (WIN98 files) as well, plus the above file. >>>
    HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8 Download - EXTREME Overclocking

    So really, it is best to just teach yourself how to burn a ISO now. You will need to know someday anyway. Who burnt your Ultimate BootCD? Those come in ISO format, so just wondering

    Don't give up or say forget it. You do want and need to use Memtest86+.

    And yes, there is a Windows Based memory test that will run in windows, but it is Sub-Par I think >>>>
    HCI Design Memtest - NOT to Be Confused With Memtest86+

    There is also likely Memtest86+ already on your Utlimate BootCD as it is on most of these CD's. But it is likely a very old version, and would not work well with your chipset.

    So please teach yourself how to burn a ISO. If you think you need me to make you a walk thru let me know and I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Nope, just tested. That would be a more involved way, you would need to format your USB into a Bootable USB with this, and need the additional download on the same page as well (WIN98 files) as well, plus the above file. >>>
    HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8 Download - EXTREME Overclocking

    So really, it is best to just teach yourself how to burn a ISO now. You will need to know someday anyway. Who burnt your Ultimate BootCD? Those come in ISO format, so just wondering

    Don't give up or say forget it. You do want and need to use Memtest86+.

    And yes, there is a Windows Based memory test that will run in windows, but it is Sub-Par I think >>>>
    HCI Design Memtest - NOT to Be Confused With Memtest86+

    There is also likely Memtest86+ already on your Utlimate BootCD as it is on most of these CD's. But it is likely a very old version, and would not work well with your chipset.

    So please teach yourself how to burn a ISO. If you think you need me to make you a walk thru let me know and I can
    Okay thank you I will try all that you have provided me. Don't worry I will be back when its time to set memory :)

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    Default Re: Just Brought GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R

    OK

    Well I am likely about to get outta here for the night. I will be seeing you around.

    Good luck in getting things going~

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