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    Unhappy GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    My daughter decided to build her own machine

    MB: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3p
    CPU: Intel E8500
    Video: GeForce GTX 260
    G.SKILL DDR2-800, 2048MB x 2
    PS: Silencer 610W EPS12V

    I watched over her shoulder to make sure she took care in assembling/installing everything.

    Unfortunately, the case has no builtin speaker. So, no beeps.

    But the system fires up. All the fans spin, the Phase LED's illuminate. But after a short time, the system turns off. A few seconds later, it trys again. Only thing that stops it is turning off the power supply switch.

    There's no video, but you seem to hear the HD rattle and it accesses the optical drive.

    Basically went through what there is for troubleshooting, but no results.

    Does anyone have suggestions as to what the most likely culprit might be?

    Thanks,
    Brion

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    boot with one ram only .... then go into bios ... set the trap to 333 .. and divider .. 2.0 2.6 ... some thing like that .. what ever close to 800 .... also set the voltage to the ram spec. .... then boot up .. shutt down and put the other ram in .. will work fine then .. after that you can do all the tweaking you like

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    Try with only one stick of ram for now, in slot one. Then if you get started I will help you with both sticks. If one does not work try the other, also try all slots if slot one fails.

    2x2GB needs some adjustments normally, but one 2GB sticks should be fine and the system should start up normally

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    One memory module in slot two has booted. Now to see if my daughter and I can find these memory settings. My daughter is still asleep. She'll be so happy. I'll have to wait until she awakes to do anything else. She wants to be "hands on". So, I don't want to usurp her fun.

    Any pointers in setting these memory values for her would be greatly appreciated.

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    As Lsdmeasap suggest,try one memory each slot,then change to another stick also each slot.Be sure ,go to bios and Load Optimized Default.
    What is type,latency,voltage of memory?
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    As mentioned before, it is booting with one stick in slot 2. So, I guess I just need to adjust the memory settings, then try putting the 2nd stick in. So, I'm waiting for my daughter to get off work now so she can join in the fun.

    BIOS is currently set with:

    Performance Enhance [Turbo]
    X.M.P. [Auto]
    Frequency Latch [Auto]
    Memory Multiplier [Auto]
    DRAM timing [Auto]

    DRAM Voltage 1.800V [Auto]
    DRAM Termination 0.900V [Auto]

    The memory is:

    G.Skill Pi Series DDR2
    F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B
    DDR2-800 PC2-6400 2GBx2
    EPP-800 CL4-4-4-12 1.9V

    » CAS Latency: 4-4-4-12
    » Capacity: 4GB (2GB x 2)
    » Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    » Test Voltage: 1.8~1.9 volts
    » PCB: 6 Layers
    » Registered / Unbuffered: Unbuffered
    » Error Checking: Non-ECC
    » Type: 240-pin DIMM
    » Warranty: Lifetime

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    Dimm voltage seems low, try adjusting it to 1.9v, or 2.0v (which is not necessary i guess)

    adjust performance enhance to standart, turbo may cause instabilities.

    and listen to Lsdmeasap =)

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    ur power supply cant hold the GTX280

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    I have had the same problem with this board. Sometimes it won't start up and gets stuck and won't make it to the post screen. It just constanly restarts. The only way to stop the cycle is to disconnect the power supply. I flashed to the latest BIOs last night and don't know yet if this has corrected the problem. Here are my system specs:

    MB: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3p
    CPU: Intel E8500 @ 3.16 (no overclokcing until I can get motherboard and vista relatively stable)
    Video: EVGA GeForce 9800 GT
    RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066, 2048MB x 2 @ 5-5-5-15 2.1v
    PS: SILVERSTONE ST70F 700W Modular

    This is my first build so I still have a lot to learn. I considered that this might be a memory problem so I have run memtest, memscan, etc. and haven't had any errors. I did notice recently that the board recognized the correct timings for my memory but was only giving them 1.8v instead of the manufacturer spec of 2.1v so I turned up the voltage but I had the reboot cycle problem happen again so I guess that didn't fix it. If the BIOS update doesn't work, should I try changing the RAM settings (800 instead of 1066, changing the divider, etc)? The only setting I have changed from the default are correcting the multiplier for my CPU and adjusting the voltage for my RAM. Any help would be hugely (is that a word?) appreciated.
    Last edited by x.clay; 11-22-2008 at 12:25 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P not going to POST/BIOS setup

    @brionj >>>

    Here would be optimal setting ranges for that setup at stock >>>

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    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...........................: <<< 
    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 ..............: 2.40B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................4
    tRCD .........................................4
    tRP'...........................................4
    tRAS..........................................12
    
    Set to highest suggested below here, and then later lower one by one testing with memtest86+ as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (use 12 first, then go right to lower range)
    
    tWR............................................4-6 (use 12 first, then go right to lower range)
    
    tRFC...........................................52-62 (Use 68 first)
    tRTP...........................................3-5
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................800-1066 (1066 may be best, try after you get going)
    
    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….……….........................:Auto
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Please set to stock, same as below
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much
    
    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...........: << 1.2-1.3 (maybe 1.24-1.28 will be best)
    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] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB
    @x.clay, please use the above suggestions only with 3.20B memory multiplier

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