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    Default EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    First time building a computer and I am now trying to overclock with great difficulties.

    Antec 900
    EP45-DS3R
    E8400 w/ Xigmatek Rifle Cooler
    XFX GTX 260
    Corsair 750TX
    OCZ Reaper 4GB 1066 (PC2 8500)
    Vista 64bit

    Flashed the board to F10. Cannot get to run over 3.2GHz, Would like to run 3.8GHz if possible. I've seached and have seen a couple of setups posted by others such as Lsdmeasap but for some reason they don't work. My guess is the OCZ memory and getting timmings correct. Could someone give me values that work with my system?

    Other problems is that the MIT will not let me adjust the Fine CPU Clock Ratio.

    Lastly going through the forums I've seen programs such as CPU-Z, prime95, memtest86+ ect. For someone in my possition, what programs would be god for me to use? Easy Tune 6 causes nothing but blue screens for me.

    Thanks for all your help,

    Matt

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    Should be a very nice system.
    The method I did my system overclock... (everyone is a bit different)
    First find your Vid for your CPU. Run latest version of CoreTemp and read the Vid. (could be anywhere from .85 to 1.3625v). Go to BIOS and set the following:
    CPU enhanced halt: off
    CPU EIST: off
    CPU host clock control: on
    CPU clock ration: 9
    CPU host frequency: 333 (for now, this is the FSB)
    PCI express frequency: 100
    CIA2: off
    Performance enchance: standard
    System memory multiplier: 2 (for now)
    DRAM Timings: 5, 5, 5, 18
    System voltage control: manual
    CPU voltage control: set to whatever you read as the Vid above.
    DDR2 overvoltage control: (add whatever to get to 2.1v, probably default around 1.8v, so add about +.25)

    Your CPU is now running at stock speed (3GHz) and your ram is running way, way below spec (666 MHz instead of 1066). Test your system with utilities like Prime95, Orthos, OCCT, Memtest etc. and make sure its stable (should definitely be at this point). Check your CPU core temps (idle and load) with Realtemp. CPU case temp (and other temps), you can use programs like Everest or Speedfan etc.

    From there you can raise your CPU host frequency (FSB) and see how far you can get and still be stable. My guess is that you will get to 400 easy without changing anything (i.e. 3.6GHz) as you keep going up, run tests.

    When the system starts becoming unstable (fails tests, Windows crashes etc.), you have to start increasing voltages (CPU and possibly FSB and M(CHB) a tad). Max recommended CPU voltage is 1.3625v. Once you get the limit of your CPU speed, you can play with memory settings. At x 2 mem multi, you should be able to have the FSB up to 533, but I think other things will stop you you before you get that high (CPU temps, max voltage, stability etc.).

    I would recommend reading more information, especially about voltages and temperatures before you get too carried away with overclocking.

    Hope I haven't forgotten something to tell you...
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
    Xeon E3120 + TRUE + IFX-10
    4 GB Corsair Dominator 1066
    Gigabyte GTX260 OC
    WDC WD800JD-08LSA0 x 2 (Raid 0)
    WDC WD2500JS-75NCB1
    Cooler Master HAF932
    Antec Neopower 650W PSU
    Samsung 2493HM 24" LCD

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    You cannot use fine clock ratio unless you use a 6-8 Main CPU mutli, Just so you know.

    EasyTune should only be used for looking at things like voltages set and speeds of things, all overclocking should be done in the BIOS. Please read the stickies so you know a bit more about things as well. Then you will know all about those mentioned apps

    Please fill this out with what you are using at 3.2 that works, and then post it again with what you are trying for 3.8 that fails and I will try to help you >>>

    Please also post your ram's warrantied voltage on the sticker

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............:
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................:
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................:


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

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<<
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<<
    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...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............:
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............:
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

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

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    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*.......: <<< .61% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: <<
    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............:
    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: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    With the below settings the computer would not shut down properly, resulting in me to manually restarting the computer. Upon boot up I was then in a cycle of start/restart with out being able to get to the BIOS. Had to jump the board and load fail-safe settings.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 400


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 400 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<<
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<<
    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...............: 1.3v (bumped up 0.2v)
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.66 (bumped up from 2.00)
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5
    tRAS.......................................... 18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:Auto

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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.........................:Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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….……….........................:1.2250V
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .61% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.3 (bumped up 0.2V)
    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............: 2.10V
    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: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    K, try this. Since you can get into windows and not shut down properly is all sound like you are almost there. Hope you are using BIOS profiles to save your settings, this will help you alot! F11 on the MAIN page is save, F12 is Load.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 402


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 402 Mhz
    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)....................: <<<50
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<50-150


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400 << Set voltages below first, then reboot. Then Set THIS ONLY and reboot. Then set Static tRead Below ONLY and reboot, then you may move onto the rest all at once

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.66
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1069Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5
    tRAS.......................................... 15/18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-5
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (Use 8-12 to start, first use 12)
    tWR............................................4-6 (use 8-14 for starters, use 14 first)
    tRFC...........................................48-50 (62-62, Use 54 or so first)
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Set Driving Strength Profile to 1066 for both channels

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8-12 (use 8 First)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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.........................:8-12 (use 8 First)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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….……….........................:1.2250V << will likely need far more with this boards vdroop. I would say start at 1.35 or more. That will give you far less when windows starts. It will be around 1.30 Actual for 1.36 set in the BIOS.

    ^^^ This was very likely your ONLY MAIN problem with 3.6, and the fact you were using 400 FSB exactly ^^^

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< 1.32-1.34
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< 1.5
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .61-64% Of Vtt (Termination above) So .805-.844 if you use 1.32 - .817-.857 if you use 1.34

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) So .884 for 1.32 above - .89 for 1.34 above

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.3 (bumped up 0.2V) << 1.25-1.3
    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............: 2.10V
    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: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    Using the settings you provided me with below, the computer was running fine for a day until it failed to shut down properly again recently. Upon manually shutting it down and rebooting it, it went into a rebotting cycle again and I had to jump the board to get into bios again. Loaded the same settings and still the same problem. So I'm currently running fail safe settings.

    Is there something I'm missing? Since I have 2 sticks of ram should I be setting the driving strength for both channels?






    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 402


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 402 Mhz
    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)....................: <<<50
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<100

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400 << Set voltages below first, then reboot. Then Set THIS ONLY and reboot. Then set Static tRead Below ONLY and reboot, then you may move onto the rest all at once

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.66
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1069Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5
    tRAS.......................................... 8

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4
    tWTR..........................................12
    tWR............................................14
    tRFC...........................................54
    tRTP...........................................4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Set Driving Strength Profile to 1066 for both channels

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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.........................:8
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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….……….........................:1.35

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< 1.34
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< 1.5
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .848
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .None
    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............: 2.10V
    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 Berger; 10-05-2008 at 03:13 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    First off, please always use Optimized Defaults if you have to, not fail safe.

    Yes, set driving strength the same for both channels, as well as Static tRead Value the same.

    Did you test this ram yet one by one with memtest86+? If not you should to be sure you do not have a dying stick in the mix. Please test each stick separately in slot one at stock speeds, timings and manually set voltage >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Try this and see if you get anywhere, if so then we can lower things one by one slowely >>>

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 402


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 402 Mhz
    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)....................: <<<50 << Try 100
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<100 << Try 150-200

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400 << Set voltages below first, then reboot. Then Set THIS ONLY and reboot. Then set Static tRead Below ONLY and reboot, then you may move onto the rest all at once

    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.66
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1069Mhz
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 5
    tRP'........................................... 5
    tRAS.......................................... 8 << OUCH, hope that is just a mistype, if not there is your problem Should be 15 or 18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4
    tWTR..........................................12
    tWR............................................14
    tRFC...........................................54 << try 62 for now
    tRTP...........................................4 << Try 6 for now
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ 800 or 1066 for both channels. 1066 should work fine/best

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8 << try 10 for now
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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.........................:8 << try 10 for now
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto
    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….……….........................:1.35 << may need more, this is only about 1.28 or so actual

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< 1.34
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< 1.5
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .848
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .None << Why none? Should be set to .67% of Vtt
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.3 << try less, maybe 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............: 2.10V
    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]

    You may also want to see if this is causing you issues, disable this >>>

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    My mistake, the memory was indeed set at 5-5-5-18. Test done with prime 95.

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .None << Why none? Shouldbe set to .67% of Vtt

    I don't have the option of CPU Reference2, doesn't even show up in MIT.

    I will try the above that you gave me this afternoon after classes and see how she runs, and hopefully shuts don properly.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    Hmm, Does it if you use the Control + F1 hotkey? It may not be there, just wanted to ask to be sure

    Improper Shut downs can also be caused general windows or disk errors. You all updated and defragged?

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R Overclocking Problems

    I tried the above values and everything ran smooth at 3.6MHz until she didn't want to turn off, which I had to again manually restart, and upon boot up the computer went into a cycle which I had to jump the board to get out of. Prime 95 ran for an hour with no problems either.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Loaded optimized defaults and than ran memtest86, each stick separately, and after hours both sticks said they passed (however the #of passed tests didn’t equal the # of tests preformed; no errors however).<o:p></o:p>
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    Windows works just fine when stock settings are applied, defragged hard drive and everything is good. Memory sticks are 5 5 5 @ 2 2-v per the label on the sticks. Website claims 5 5 5 18 and warranted to 2.15v for 4GB.

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