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Thread: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500




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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    Any resolve to this? I'm having exactly the same problems. Played around with memory setting without result. Like X_Dror described - all games play fine but freeze on GTA4 and COD5 installation. Any ideas welcome since I've run out of them.

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    Solved, this turned out to be one of the oddest errors I've encounter in over 10 years. Tried shutting down services one by one...it was Gigabyte's own malware that caused this - the GEST service (supposedly for energy saving). I've never seen software hang the machine without anything in the EventViewer before. AFAIK they ship this garbage with every EP series board, warning to others - disable this and save 4 days of headache. I can only imagine how many people have RMA'd the board (or the memory) thinking it was faulty.

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    F***!!! I can't believe this! How ridiculous! I would have never thought about playing around with the services. Thank god you found this solution or else I would have gone into deep troubles with the store I bought this from.

    The only thing I can say is that this is a huge malfunction from Gigabyte that had caused a lot of trouble to its customers. I think I'm going to point that out to Gigabyte's officials.

    Thanks a lot for your help and for notifying me about this too!!!

    2 few questions though -

    - The errors I get in MemTest when using my RAM on dual channel don't relate to that, right? You never had that problem, right?
    - How the hell did you think about the god damned services?! :P

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    I already mentioned the issue to Gigabyte, reply said that the problem has been forwarded to the proper department.
    I went as far as put the whole machine together again (thought perhaps the CPU didn't fit on the pins correctly), went to safe mode as a last resort. I forgot to mention that I'm actually using OCZ Platinum XTC which is a lower series memory compared to the Reaper, though the speed is the same. I only had to set the correct voltage manually and it worked.
    As far as your memory is concerned, it might just be incompatible with the board. If you updated the BIOS, are using the correct voltage and timings there really isn't much else to do. You could try lowering the multiplier and playing around with the voltage (with common sense of course). Also, read up on OCZ board, there is a lot of information on the Reaper series.

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    Hmm well I still work on single-channel ram mode as I haven't had the time to fully fix the problem, and every few days my windows folder is getting corrupted, and I need to re-install Windows (XP). I hope this is just because my mobo is borken or incompatible, but I fear that this could be something else?

    You guys think that maybe the problem I'm having with my RAM on dual-mode can somehow make my windows\system\ folder corrupted somehow?
    I'll probably go to my computer store this thursday and I would like to have as much as information as I can about these problems.

    Do you guys think that maybe if I'll flash my Bios into a newer version the problem with my memory will be fixed? How can I know what were the updates in each Bios version of my Mobo?

    Thanks for the help so far!
    This thread had already prooved itself useful :) I hope it continues to do so :D

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    Problem solved by updating the BIOS to f9a.

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    been having the same problem same set up checked out my mems they all passed I ll try to check in dual channel hope somebody helps

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    Default Re: PC Freezes with GA-EP43-DS3L and OCZ Reaper HPC 1066Mhz pc2-8500

    BIOS is already f9a cant seem to find the problem
    I think its the board

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