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    Default EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    First thing that happened, it wouldn't post so I found out I couldn't put the Gskill 1066 2x1gb in dual channel. Then when I put them in slots 1 & 2 it would start loading XP then flash a blue screen for a fraction of a second then reset.

    I tried all kinds of different bios settings I read about here and on the Gskill board, nothing changed. So I went out and bought Corsair Dominator 1066 2x1gb and they did the exact same thing, even the dual channel not working is the same. I updated the bios via floppy and that didn't change anything either.

    I tried my Ubuntu Linux Desktop CD, wouldn't boot. I even tried booting BartPE.
    I did try 1 stick only, also tried different slots.

    Do I just have a bad board and should exchange it or try a different one? I'm using an Antec Neopwer 650 Blue, Powercolor 4870 1gig, and a Q6600 w/ Freezer Pro 7.

    Just to be clear, all it does it start loading XP then flash a blue-screen for about a eighth of a second then reset the computer. It does the same thing with Gskill and Corsair memory, and I've tried lots of bios settings. Maybe there's something I'm missing?
    Last edited by mikey01; 12-04-2008 at 01:51 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Hvae you tried one stick of ram? Can you get into the BIOS? Sounds like you can.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    I tried one stick, didn't make a difference. Yes I got into the bios after not using dual channel, tried tons of bios settings mentioned here and on the Gskill board.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Do all motherboard have as much problems as Gigabytes? I just wanted to build a system, but it seems I picked the wrong one. If I would have known it was this much trouble just to get it to work I wouldn't have bothered.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Use one stick to get in the BIOS and then change Performance Enhance to Standard, set ram on Manual settings and change static Tread for both channels to 10 for now, set MCH Voltage to 1.28 for now (For both sticks in Dual channel) and set your ram voltages (Normally 2.0-2.1) and you should be able to shut down and insert the other stick and be fine.

    If not you may have a faulty board. You can also try Loading Optimized defaults with one stick and then see if it runs after that, if so you will need to still make the above changes

    If you do need more help, and get in the BIOS please do post what exact settings you are using/trying and I will advise >>>

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

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    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*.......: << 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...........: << 
    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: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Only OEM Machines are plug and play, Gigabyte boards are enthusiasts/overclocker boards and meant to be manually setup by the end user

    Ya, you should not be having such a hard time, but you also may not be using ram on the QVL list could be part of the issue

    Then again, you could very well have a damaged board

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post

    If not you may have a faulty board. You can also try Loading Optimized defaults with one stick and then see if it runs after that, if so you will need to still make the above changes
    Thanks for responding. I wasn't able to get into XP with optimized defaults or even the safe defaults using the one stick.

    As soon as I get home from work I'll try what you said to get dual channel and fill out the form.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Get into XP? You are trying to install it right? You should not be using a XP Install from another system. If you know this, ok, just wanted to be sure

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    Actually I didn't, I thought at worst I'd could just do a reinstall over the old XP and still keep things the way they are on the drive.

    It doesn't matter because it resets when trying to install XP anyway, also won't let me install Ubuntu. It pretty much won't let me do anything except mess around in the BIOS.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P won't boot an OS

    I was able to get dual channel working with those settings, only at 667 though. 1066 and 800 didn't post.

    I tried the Ubuntu boot CD. The loading screen lasted a little longer than before, then the lights on the motherboard went off while everything else kept running, then I got an error on the screen about an I/O buffer.

    Here are my settings:



    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.n/a
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.40GHz (266x9)
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0ps
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Auto
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.50A
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 667
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................Auto
    tRCD .........................................Auto
    tRP'...........................................Auto
    tRAS..........................................Auto
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................Auto
    tWTR..........................................Auto
    tWR............................................Auto
    tRFC...........................................Auto
    tRTP...........................................Auto
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:Auto
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ n/a
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:10
     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.........................:10
     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….……….........................:Auto
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: Auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: Auto
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: Auto
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:Auto
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.28V 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: Auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: Auto
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.06V
    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]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: n/a
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........:n/a 
    CPU EIST Function.........................: n/a
    Virtualization Technology................: n/a
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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