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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Ya, it does sound the same, I just wasn't sure with so many countries around the world where you meant

    Good luck in deciding on a board.
    I found Mushkin 2x1GB Kit, 800MHz, 5-5-5-15 latency green heatspreader (Aus$76.0 at Itsbits so I grabbed it. They are in Aus. you just have to look hard.
    If I do have any problems, I see others post a memtest & you help them, can I do that? should I burn Memtest86 ISO onto a CD? & Gigabyte says for Qflash you need a floppy drive, should I get a floppy drive, in case? I have a USB 1GB flash drive FAT32.
    Thanks Jrik

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    Well, hope they do oK for you. The green ones are the old version of todays Silver ones, the "Value Ram" So they may not overclock so well. But they should be nice and stable

    Yes, I will help you with settings for sure. I always suggest everyone has a floppy connected and set as first boot device incase you ever need to doa blind flash to recover a BAD BIOS BOOTBLOCK. But you can use USB for Qflash just as easy as a floppy (just put the BIOS file NOT the exe, on the USB and flash away) >>>

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    And do note, the "Bootable USB" method posted is not what you need, just the normal USB method mentioned above that section. That Bootable USB method is for some USB sticks give people issues

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    Lsdmeasap; Should I burn Memtest86 onto a CD? ps I threw my floppy, cos I thought no-one ever uses floppies anymore; looks like I was wrong.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    Floppy can save your life, grab ya a new one they are only $5-8!

    You can use it from a CD in DOS, or you can put it on a Bootable USB if you like as well. If you need to know how to put it on USB let me know

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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Floppy can save your life, grab ya a new one they are only $5-8!

    You can use it from a CD in DOS, or you can put it on a Bootable USB if you like as well. If you need to know how to put it on USB let me know
    I will get a new floppy, thanks, I shouldn't have thrown the old one.
    Yes please, I didn't know you could have a bootable USB but it's logical. I downloaded the ISO, is that the right one?
    I've only seen Mushkin blue, green & redline, not silver; though it sounds good.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Jrik; 10-31-2008 at 04:15 PM. Reason: correction

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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    You can get a used one on ebay for less then $5 normally. Or look in your basement/attic for a old PC you forgot about

    ISO is for burning to CD and must be burnt differently then all other DATA. Here is how to burn a ISO >>>

    Nero >>
    How to burn a ISO Image using NERO

    Other's >>>
    How to Write ISO Files to CD

    Or see here for many ways >>
    how to burn a ISO - Google Search


    USB method

    This is the USB Version you need >>>
    http://www.memtest.org/download/2.01...+-2.01.exe.zip

    You need to first make a USB Bootable Stick using the method posted here >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

    Then put the mt201.exe file also onto the USB Stick after you make it bootable. Do not add any missing files you may notice in the bootable USB version out of the system files download from that guide. Just make the USB per the directions and do not pay attention to what files you see that are missing in the USB stick afterwards they will cause memtest to not work if you add them in. See here where we found this out during testing (Especially see the last few posts) >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ep45...ighlight=mt201

    You do not need to set anything in the BIOS boot order or any of that. You do have to leave the USB stick in when you reboot and be sure Legacy USB Storage Detect is enabled in the BIOS first.

    Then just hit F12 at boot time and choose Hdd or Hard Drive and then on the next page choose your USB Stick by name then once DOS loads and you get your prompt just type mt201.exe and Memtest86+ will start

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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    Thanks Lsdmeasap

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    Default Re: Is GA-EP45-DS3L a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Anytime, let me know how you get along
    Hi, now Christmas is over I am going to get GA-EP45-DS3L mobo again, I wanted to get the bootable USB stick with Memtest ready first but I have trouble following directions & Gigabyte site has many choices of BIOS & I'm a bit dumb, would it be possible to write a step by step instruction?

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