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    Question Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    I just finished building my computer with the following hardware.
    GA-EP45-DS3R
    Intel E7200
    Sapphire HD 2600 Pro
    OCZ 4GB (2x2) DDR2 800 (Default timing 5-4-4-15 2.1v)
    WD 400 GB HDD SATA
    Samsung 22x DVD SATA
    Vista Ultimate 64bit
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    I'm a newbee. Could someone please suggest the optimal settings for my setup?
    I also have trouble running Dolby configuration tool. After installation it crashes as soon as I start the tool. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    I can help you with your timings for sure. As for the Dolby App, I have yet to install my P45 board so I cannot say for sure what your problem is. But I can suggest that before you install it to install all windows updates, and also be SURE you have installed the Intel Chipset Package >>>
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Support/...er&FileID=3672

    And the RealTek HD Driver >>>>
    Realtek

    Then try to install the Dolby app. If you still have no luck, let me know I should have my board installed by this next week and I can better tell you if I see any issues

    As for suggested MIT settings, I would suggest this for Stock E7200 and 4GB @800 >>>

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: .5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.53Ghz


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266Mhz
    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...............: [333] << you may also test out 400, but will need to likely choose a Different Mutli below to get 800Mhz ram speed

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 3.00
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 798Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................4
    tRP'...........................................4
    tRAS..........................................12/15

    Use higher settings first, then lower one at a time testing with Memtest86+ between each move

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (Benchmark and or may need 8-12)
    tWR............................................4-6 (May need 8-14)
    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….……….........................: Normal or Auto
    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...........: << 1.25-1.3 << Needed for 2x2GB
    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]

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    Thank you so much. you are great. Can you also suggest some OC settings as well. I have installed all the current patches on Vista 64 Ultimate SP1 but no luck with the Dolby app. I will get in touch with the tech support today. Thank you once again.

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    Hmm, well not sure about the dolby app until I see myself If I have issues or not. And just for you I will test 64bit as well.

    Ya, when I get home I can post ya some overclock settings, just let me know what CPU Speed you want to try to run

    And while you wait (As I wont be back until late tonight) read the Pinned guides, they may not directly speak of your BIOS, but they will help you learn alot of what things are in there.

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    I'm not sure, but this could be a 64 bit compatibility issue with Dolby app. I searched and could not find anything in the previous posts with Dolby. I have been reading the guides since last night and I will continue doing that. I'm thinking of running my CPU at 3200. Do you have any suggestions on this. I would also like to OC my RAM as well.

    I have another rookie question for you. I want to run my SATA HDD to take full advantage of 3Ggb/sec. When SATA RAID/ACHI Mode is disabled does it runs on 3mb/sec or do I need to enable ACHI to take advantage of the full SATA II speed.


    Look forward to hear from you. Thanks and hv a gr8 weekend.
    Last edited by jaguar2008; 09-21-2008 at 12:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    Could be, That is why I said I would test 64bit as well. I also looked around and found nothing! Which makes me think maybe it isnt as many users use 64. How did you go about installing things driverwise? Maybe you have a driver installed blocking it? Is there maybe a BIOS setting you missed for this?

    Like I said I will test, hopefully soon. Gonna try to get my Data moved around and off my RAID tonight and then I can install my P45

    As for your SATA, it will run at the full speed the board will allow always, yes AHCI may be a few MB/s faster but not noticeable at all. One thing you for sure need to do though is check the back of the drive, some ship with a TINY jumper on them to limit speed. If you see one get a needle out and remove it, it will slow the drive to SATA I (1.5Gb/s)

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    You shouldn't install any Dolby audio utilities. All you need, its all there, after you installing the drivers.
    Realtek High Definition audio driver you have on the cd that came with the mobo or the latest you can get on the website.

    And even before you attempt to overclock, make sure your system run stable at stock settings, first of all. That is nothing crashing and nothing BSODing on you, so that later you could difference between the things.
    Last edited by VenuS; 09-21-2008 at 06:53 AM.
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5 Ghz | Gigabyte EP45-DS3R (F10g) | G.Skill (4x2) 8GB DDRII PC-6400 (5-5-5-15) | BFG GeForce 260 GTX Core 216 896 MB OCX |
    WD 160 GB 7200 SATAII x2 (RAID0) | WD 150 GB Raptor 10K RPM 16 MB SATAII (Storage,Page) | Seasonic M12-500W | Raidmax Scorpio 868 (Clear Window)
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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    Hi Mod,

    could you pls help me with OCing my setup pls. I would like to run my e7200 at 3.2 ghz. I'm not sure how much I should do my ram. pls suggest optimal settings.

    Thanks

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    Exclamation Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    I have a question to Lsdmeasap in reference to the recomended settings for MCH Core Volts.

    You recommended the following:
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.25-1.3 << Needed for 2x2GB

    but the specs for the P45 chipset is very specific regarding the value of Vcore stating it as:

    VCC
    (Intel 82P45,
    82P43 MCH
    GMCH)
    (G)MCH Core Supply Voltage Min:1.045 Nom: 1.1 Max:1.155 V

    Even further they say: "At conditions exceeding absolute maximum and minimum ratings, neither functionality nor long-term reliability can be expected. Moreover, if a device is subjected to these conditions for any length of time its reliability will be severely degraded or not function when returned to conditions within the functional operating condition limits."

    Datasheet at the link: www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/datasheet/319970.pdf

    I know sometimes is necessary to apply a greater voltage ...and because may be a drop in the mother board the chipset actually do not receive that volts, but what the datasheet says scared me because you can not read the real VMCH Core Voltage as for example the CPU Vcore which you can know the real value using CPU-Z.

    Please comment....

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    Default Re: Pls help me configure EP-45-DS3R

    E7200 @ 3.2 W/ 4GB

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: .0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.204Ghz


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 356Mhz
    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...............: [333] << you may also test out 400, but will need to likely choose a Different Mutli below to get 800Mhz ram speed

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 854Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................4/5
    tRP'...........................................4/5
    tRAS..........................................15

    Use higher settings first, then lower one at a time testing with Memtest86+ between each move

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (Benchmark and or may need 8-12)
    tWR............................................4-6 (May need 8-14)
    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….……….........................: Normal or Auto << you will have to manually find your own stable voltage here for overclocking. Auto or normal may work, but will likely use far more then you need, thus push your temps up. I would suggest you start higher then you think you need, then work backwards until it fails to boot, then go back up a notch or two.

    So you may want to manually enter the stock Value first, as I see some will do 3.2 at stock, if not then try starting with 1.3 and see if it boots, if so lower it until it doesnt, then go back up a few

    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...........: << 1.20-1.25<< Needed for 2x2GB
    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]



    @TweakNoob

    Not sure about all that, but I know it is fine. P35 had similar and no ones NB is dead because of added voltage. Can you post it's PDF? I ask that because I KNOW it's default which was 1.25 and many used up to 1.4-1.5 then

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