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Thread: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem




  1. #31
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    My RAM is:
    OCZ PC2 6400, Gold Series.
    5-5-5 @ 1.9V

    CPU:
    Intel Quad 6600

    Bios
    Code:
    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [9] 
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5] I dont have this one. Instead I have:
    CPU Frequency  _____________2.40ghz (266*9)
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [266] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [Auto]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [Auto]
    Here i also have:
    Memory Frequency (Mhz)_____________ 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Autol]
    
    Performance Enhance = [Standard] I can't see this one
    
    CAS Latency Time___________6_____ 
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_____6____ 
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay____6___
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)_______18___ 
    
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_____3____ 
    Rank Write to READ Delay____3____ 
    Write to Precharge Delay_____6____ 
    Refresh to ACT Delay_______46_______ 
    Read to Precharge Delay____3______ 
    Static tRead Value________5_______
    Static tRead Phase Adjust___0_____ [Auto]
    
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV] Can't see this one
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]            Can't see this one
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]         Can't see this one
    
    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [Normal] 
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [Normal] 
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [Normal] 
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [Normal] 
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [Normal]
    
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled] Can't see this one
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled] Can't see this one
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled] Can't see this one
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled] Can't see this one
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled] Can't see this one
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled] Can't see this one
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled] Can't see this one
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use  Vmware/Virtual PC Can't see this one
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Enabled]
    Didn't get to do any more testing today:(
    Looong day at uni. Will do testing tomorrow.

    Thanks a lot for your time and effort guys :)

  2. #32
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Got to do some testing now.
    Changed to the settings that you mentioned in your post.
    Tried one RAM stick at the time and went through all the ports.
    The computer booted all the times no matter which RAM stick I used

    The problem only comes when I use both RAM sticks at the same time (dual channel).
    So when I use both RAM sticks 2*2gb I get "scanning hard drive for bios image".

    I tried doing the USB boot with memtest.
    I runned the HPUSBFW program and pointed to the usbboot folder.
    I also formated the stick before I runned the program.
    The program runned fine, but once it was done I checked the folder inside USB stick and it was empty.
    I then copied the mem86 exe file over to the usb stick and put it in my trouble computer.

    In the startup I choose hard drive and then usb to boot.
    I then got into dos and started mem86, but it just froze right away.


    edit: forgot to mention a minor detail

  3. #33
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    When in the bios (if you can get in) and use 1 stick of Ram too, load up the optimised defaults & SAVE. After its rebooted, go back into the bios and alter the following values.

    1) Performance Enhance = STANDARD
    2) Main timings = 5-5-5-15
    3) DDR2 Voltage = +0.2 (= 2.0volts)
    4) Save (with exit)

    Then try and Run Memtest, either from USB, or DVD/cd set to first boot device in bios.
    With memtest you need to download the zipped up ISO file. When using Roxio or Nero, you need to burn the ISO file as an image to the CDr, rather than making it a storage data disc.

    If you can then TEST with just ONE stick of ram and don't deviate, it might help to establish a reference point and hopefully you'll make better progress at sussing the problem out.
    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.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Will do once I can get memtest to run.
    I've burned out memtest 3 times as an image with imgburner.
    Should not be something wrong there, done that countless of times with other cds and dvds all of them have been working before.

    Any idea why the boot files won't show up on my usb stick?

  5. #35
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Re USB stick...

    As long as it has the standard Dos bootable files on it and you have copied over the Usb version exe to it of memtest - then even if you don't modify the autoexec.bat file so it self boots, you should be able to get to a dos prompt and type the executable name (ie of memtest).

    If not see if your memtest CD works on another PC. CD/dvd must be first bootable drive.
    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.

  6. #36
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Tried the usb stick one more time, I now was able to get into memtest.
    Running it now.

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Runned one stick for 7 passes without any errors now.
    Running the standard test that started when I started memtest.
    Everything in bios is "optimized defaults"

    Now doing testing of the other stick.

    I also tried now to change the PSU, not supriseingly I got exactly the same errors.

    Could it be that it would work if I just put 1*4gb stick in my computer?

  8. #38
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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    I'll refer you back here:-

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ep35...tml#post280020

    Set it up as i suggest with 1 stick, then test.

    If it still runs memtest ok with those settings in the link above and with one stick, then introduce the second stick, ie 2GB
    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: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    Running the test with those timings now

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    Default Re: EP35-DS3L, scanning bios image problem

    I'm actually not running those timings I now see.
    I change "DRAM Timing Selectable" to "Manual" and change the timings, but everytime I reboot and go into the bios again it's changed back again to "Auto".

    But the computer does not do a proper reboot after I choose "Save and exit bios".
    Screen goes black and the computer turns off, then it automatically turns on again, then it automatically turns itself off again after 3-4 seconds. It keeps going like this until I press the power button to turn it off.

    When I then press the power button again it can take up till 20 times with pushing on and off button all the while the screen just stays black. But it always boots in the end...


    edit: I also changed "DDR2 OverVoltage Control" to "+0.2V"
    this stays even after I do a reboot.

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