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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L freezing on boot

    I haven't installed drivers for anything because I haven't installed an OS yet. I'm just trying to get to a point where I can run 4GB of memory in Memtest or the BIOS for more than 20 seconds before everything freezes. I don't see the point in going through the Windows install process with a system whose hardware isn't behaving properly.

    Again, thanks to those that tried to help me, but I've applied for a refund from Newegg and will be trying a different motherboard.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L freezing on boot

    Quote Originally Posted by camalaro View Post
    I tried the values LSD listed here:

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)________ 3-4
    Rank Write to READ Delay (tWTR)_______ (4-6) 9-11 (Note Actual Value set in BIOS Vs. What system Uses will be 7+)
    Write to Precharge Delay (tWR)________ 3-5
    Refresh to ACT Delay (tRFC)___________ 38-42 (2X1GB) 52-62+ (2x2GB)
    Read to Precharge Delay (tRTP)_________ 3-6
    Static tRead Value (tRD)______________ (6) 7-10 (800Mhz) 7-12 (1066Mhz)
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ 1-31*

    Based on his writing in that post, it sounds like the higher values in the listed ranges are "safer," so I went with those (e.g. tRFC=62) in an attempt to find a starting point to work from. They made the system less stable if anything. If starting out at the highest number, or jacking up all the numbers at the same time, is a bad idea let me know.

    Right now I've reset everything back to the auto Optimal settings, set the memory to Standard mode, and manually set the CAS to 5-5-5-15.

    I'm ordering a different motherboard tonight if I can't make any progress by then.

    Thanks to those who've tried to help me so far.
    Don't try and change too much...

    Lsdmeasap, is going to to a shorter guide, so that rather than fully optimzing everything, people who are having problems can change those stability settings that have the greatest effect - so that they may get their board up and running.

    I would leave all on Auto, bar:-

    1) tRFC = 54
    2) Performance Enhance = Standard
    3) Main timings = 5-5-5-18 or 6-6-6-18
    4) Change DDR voltage = Increment by 0.1 volts to 1.9 volts.
    5) Test
    If there are still errors
    6) Change DDR Voltage = Increment from base by 0.2 volts to 2.0 volts.
    Voltages maybe checked after Bios save and Reboot on the PC health page of the bios.

    From my testing the above settings appear to have the most impact on stability, especially if you are using 4GB or more of RAM.
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L freezing on boot

    If you haven't already thrown in the towel, try looking at my post:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/post...45-ds3l-27417/
    and make whatever relevant changes for your CPU and memory voltage.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L (BIOS F9); E7200 Core2Duo 2.53Ghz 1066Mhz FSB 3MB L2 (OC to 3.4Ghz); SuperTalent 2x2G DDR2-800 PC6400 CL 5-5-5-12 (T800UX4GC5); Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200 32mb cache HD; EVGA 8800GT 512MB Superclocked Edition
    Ultra X-connect X2 550-watt PSU; Vista x64 SP1 and OpenSUSE 11.0 (KDE 4.1)

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3L freezing on boot

    Still have it? Sorry for the late reply!

    Try these settings for stock >>>>

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.16


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    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]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

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

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4-5
    tWTR..........................................8-12
    tWR............................................10-14
    tRFC...........................................52-62
    tRTP...........................................4-6
    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….……….........................:
    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...........: << 1.15 - 1.25 +/-
    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............: 1.9-2.0
    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]
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 09-26-2008 at 04:13 PM.

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