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    Default EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    OK first off, these are the RAM stick I have
    [B][B]Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

    Crosair 2X2gb DDR2 1066
    I'm having a lot of crashing and I was wondering if anyone has any recommended settings. I already have
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled

    But do you recommend any other RAM settings that could fix my problem?

    I've heard that this Motherboard has problems with a lot of different RAM, but I was wondering if there was another solution besides shopping around till I get the perfect set of RAM sticks.


    Also, I feel like Im not getting the performance I should be getting out of my 2 video cards, although maybe that's just cause of the RAM issue. Yes I have X-fire enabled. Does anyone have any suggestions on this though?
    Last edited by Dave2600; 01-10-2009 at 04:01 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    I have this mobo w/ a Q6600 and 2x2GB of Crucial DDR2 1066 MHz. I'm not having much luck running the RAM at 1066. It seems to like 800 MHz much better. Have you tried manually backing off the RAM timing?

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Chucko View Post
    I have this mobo w/ a Q6600 and 2x2GB of Crucial DDR2 1066 MHz. I'm not having much luck running the RAM at 1066. It seems to like 800 MHz much better. Have you tried manually backing off the RAM timing?

    No, not yet. And if it comes down to that i might just buy a new motherboard that will do what I paid for it to do, and sell this one. Not to sound angry or negative or anything, I know a lot of computer products out there under-perform what they say they can do. What timing settings do u use exactly though?
    Last edited by Dave2600; 01-11-2009 at 01:48 PM.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    Those and your board will do 1066 easy.

    Please give me your full settings you are trying that fail and I will advise back >>>

    Do note your CPU as well

    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..........................................
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 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.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< 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-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    Sorry for the delayed reply.

    I have an Intel Q6600 Quad core

    oh and a few of the lines weren't listed in my BIOS so I just left them out


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Turbo
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.4ghz


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

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 700mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 700mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0ps


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Extreme] ( I took it off standard
    recently because it didn't help stability at all)
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5
    tRCD ......................................... 7
    tRP'........................................... 7
    tRAS.......................................... 24


    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 4
    tWTR.......................................... 4
    tWR............................................ 8
    tRFC........................................... 68
    tRTP........................................... 4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: 2

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................ 0

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................: Auto (4)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto (0)
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto (0)
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto (1)
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto (1)
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto (5)
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto (5)
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto (4)
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto (7)
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:(4)
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto (0)
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto (0)
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto (1)
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto (1)
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto (5)
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto (5)
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto (4)
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto (7)
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.5V
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: Auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: Auto

    CPU Referen.…………....0.76V


    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V
    MCH Reference….…….0.76V
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V
    ICH I/O……………….....1.5V


    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....2.100V
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V
    Channel A Reference 0.900V
    Channel B Reference 0.900V

    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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]




    Yeah, I downloaded a free trial for Everquest 2 yesterday, walked into a simple area and was getting like 25 FPS. I'm pretty sure this should not be happening with my set up. I have 2 Radeon HD4870s, 512mb each. Also the frequent crashing annoys me too :P.

    Oh and sorry I don't know the command to put the text in a nice box.





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    Last edited by Dave2600; 01-22-2009 at 10:22 AM.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    I am still experiencing Blue screens of death. Would like help! I think I may have adjusted a few of the Bios setting from my lat post, but it doesn't matter cause those didn't fix anything either.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    How do you know this is RAM problem? Do you get BSODs any time? What are the temps, what about faulty drivers? - did you check this all out?
    Did you run CPU-Z, CoreTemp or MemTest?
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R RAM problems, BIOS settings, VGA cards

    Please post your new current settings, and explain if you can any further details on the BSOD's

    Do you see any codes or messages on the BSOD Screen? If so also mention those for us

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