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    Default GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    GA-EP45-DS3L Mobo
    Intel E8500 Wolfdale CPU
    Radeon HD 4870 1gig ram
    2 x Kingston hyperX (2x2GB) DDR2 1066
    650 Watt PSU

    Can you give me a rundown on what settings I should have for good performance? My main issue is the memory shows up as ddr2800 and I can't figure out what to do to get it to show up as 1066. I know the timings should be 7-7-7-20 and it should be set to 2.0volts.

    thanks!!

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    777-20? What ram is this, please link me to where you bought it. Maybe it is defaulting to 777-20, but it likely should be 555-18

    Please fill this in (Just so I know what you are running your CPU at) and I will post back proper 1066 settings for you >>>>

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

    Code:
    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
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    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*.......: <<< .64% 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]
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    <TABLE class=specification cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=title colSpan=2>Model</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Brand</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('Kingston HyperX'));</SCRIPT>Kingston HyperX</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Model</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('KHX8500AD2BK2/4GR'));</SCRIPT>KHX8500AD2BK2/4GR</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Type</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM'));</SCRIPT>240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM</TD></TR><TR><TD class=title colSpan=2>Tech Spec</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Capacity</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('4GB (2 x 2GB)'));</SCRIPT>4GB (2 x 2GB)</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Speed</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)'));</SCRIPT>DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Cas Latency</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('7'));</SCRIPT>7</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Timing</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('7-7-7-20'));</SCRIPT>7-7-7-20</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Voltage</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('2.0V'));</SCRIPT>2.0V</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Heat Spreader</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('Yes'));</SCRIPT>Yes</TD></TR><TR><TD class=name>Recommend Use</TD><TD class=desc><SCRIPT type=text/javascript>document.write(neg_specification_newlin e('High Performance or Gaming Memory'));</SCRIPT>High Performance or Gaming Memory</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    here is the link:Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

    here are my settings:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: AUTO
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................:3.166 333X9.5


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [DISABLED]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:100

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 800
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: TURBO
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....:
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............:AUTO
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: AUTO

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................6
    tRCD .........................................6
    tRP'...........................................6
    tRAS..........................................18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3
    tWTR..........................................3
    tWR............................................6
    tRFC...........................................52
    tRTP...........................................3
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:0

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................

    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….……….........................:1.25
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.2
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.55
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: .805
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.1
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; .76
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 1.8 AUTO
    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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled]



    THANKS!!!!

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    WOW, must be some cheap chips in there, no offense meant, but most all 1066 ram these days is CAS 5

    I would return them if you can, if I was you and get some decent ones. Mushkin and G.Skill have some 2x2 1066 CAS 5 in the same price range

    Here is some settings for what you have

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast or Turbo
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................:3.166 333X9.5
    
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [DISABLED]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 50-100
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: STANDARD
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....:Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333] << Set voltages and this ONLY and save and apply and reboot back to change the rest
    
    System Memory Multiplier ..............:3.2
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: Manual
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................6/7
    tRCD .........................................6/7
    tRP'...........................................6/7
    tRAS..........................................15/18/20
    
    Set all highest below, then lower later one at a time testing between each move
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-5
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (Will likely need 8-12 to first boot, then leave between 9-11 and benchmark, then benchmark 3-6, sometimes higher is better here)
    
    tWR............................................4-6 (May need 8-14 for first boot thru)
    tRFC...........................................52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................1066 or 1200, sometimes higher is best
    
    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….……….........................:1.25
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.2
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.55
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: .805
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.2-1.25
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; .76
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0V
    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]
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled]

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    Thanks a lot - I'll give this a shot. Yep, I think I got some crappy memory. I really appreciate the help!!!

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - need help w/bios settings

    Well sometimes you do have to buy what you can afford at the time, so if that is why you got those then I can see. If not, and you were suggested those then whoever suggested them is lost.

    If you just randomly chose them, then it is ok as well anyone could make the same mistake if they were a Fan of the brand. They do "Dress" them up nicely to make them look good.

    Ya, see where you can get with the above. If you still cannot get anywhere please post the table back with what you tried and I will try to advise you further

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