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    Default MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    Since 2 days ago , i was wrote about some problems with RAID. Now i know what the problem was so i change MBO. Thats ok now.
    Anyway , i like to have most i can have from my PC , so i need help to make best BIOS setup. I will flash BIOS with newest vers. , and here is components of my PC:

    - MBO GA-EP45-DS3P
    - CPU quad 6600
    - RAM 2+2 g kingston DDR2 / 800Mhz PC-6400 / CL6
    - graf GEFORCE 8400 GS 256MB DDR2 64 bit PCiE
    - 2xSATA HDD RAID for stripe

    I will use this PC for audio recording (cubase) and i will use extern audio card (focusrite saphire fw).
    MBO have Fw , but I will install another card for Fw because i need TI chip and there is no information about this Fw on MBO.

    Now , can you , please , help me to set Bios for best performance.
    I will install WINXP SP2 / 32 bit.
    Thank you very much for youre help in advance!

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English , i hope You understand me :-)

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    Default Re: MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    Are you looking to overclock your PC, or just to find the optimal settings for your Memory etc, so that you have stability?

    There are some settings that have a big impact on stability. In the M.I.T. section of the bios:-

    1) "Performance Enhance" = Standard
    2) tRFC "Refresh To Act Delay" = 54

    Especially for 4GB 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: MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    Let me have what you are using so I can see what CPU speed you are running and I will advise optimal 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) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    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] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    Here is my settings:


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............:Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9x
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2,40 Ghz (266x9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................:700 mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................:700 mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: Ops
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: Ops

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Auto]

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

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

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    DDR Write training..........................: Auto

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:6 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 1-Advanced
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 7
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 13
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 15
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 15
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:+300 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:-700 ps
    DDR Write Training.........................: Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Normal Curent
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:1,32500 Auto
    CPU Termination…..... ..................: 1,200 Auto
    CPU PLL…………………......................: 1,500 Auto
    CPU Referen.…………......................: 0,760 Auto
    CPU Referen 2............................: 0,800 Auto



    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........:Auto
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: Auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: Auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: Auto
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: Auto
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: Auto
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: Auto

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]
    *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB__________________

    I just need my PC to be stabile . There's no need (i think) for me to overclock PC.
    Anyway , because i dont really understand all of setup in BIOS , i belive that it could be some mistakes for my config.
    That is why i need Youre help. To set my PC work properly, not extreme, but more efficient in some normal state. If You can understand me, (because of my pur language)
    then You are for shure enough bright to help me :-) , uhh , i will lern more and more...
    Thenks in advance !

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    Default Re: MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    K, here is optimal ranges for you to use for your system

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............:Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9x
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2,40 Ghz (266x9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................:700 mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................:700 mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: Ops
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: Ops

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5/6
    tRCD .........................................5/6
    tRP'...........................................5/6
    tRAS..........................................15/18

    ^^ If you ram is 555-15 ram use that instead of 6-6-6-18 ^^^
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6
    tWR............................................4-6
    tRFC...........................................52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6-10 (A & B Should match)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    DDR Write training..........................: Auto

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:6-10

    Set all below here to Auto, same applies to Channel A

    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto
    DDR Write Training.........................: Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Normal Curent
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:1,32500 Auto
    CPU Termination…..... ..................: 1,200 Auto << Set to stock Auto uses to much
    CPU PLL…………………......................: 1,500 Auto << Set to stock Auto uses to much
    CPU Referen.…………......................: 0,760 Auto
    CPU Referen 2............................: 0,800 Auto



    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........:Auto << Set to 1.2-1.3 this is needed for stable 2x2GB

    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: Auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: Auto

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: Auto << Set to what you see on your ram sticker (Normally 2.0-2.1)

    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: Auto
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: Auto
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: Auto

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]
    *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB_________________

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    Default Re: MBO GA-EP45-DS3 setup

    Thanks for Youre time, i'll try this setup. Hope it will work nice and easy. Till next post i salute to You!

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