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    Default GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    Hello everyone, this is my first post and the second PC I've built (first was several years ago.)

    To start off, here is my build:

    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev 1.0 BIOS F6
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 E0 (yay!)
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 2X2GB CL5-5-5-15
    ASUS Radeon HD 4850 Top
    3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32MB Hard Drives (Using Matrix Raid0 for 150gb (where the os/programs are) and Raid5 for the rest)
    Corsair TX750W Power Supply
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case
    Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3


    I'm very new to OCing but have done quite a bit of research and am relatively comfortable in the BIOS at this point. The following describes what I've done thus far, and any advice as to where I should go from here would be appreciated.

    I started by bringing my FSB up to 445 and running the CPU at a 9x multi, giving me a clock of 4005 (I'm only looking to go for a (relatively) mild OC as I doubt I will be upgrading any time soon and I want my components to last (I tend to keep my rigs for several years.) The ram was set to a 2.4b multi to run at 1068. CIA is disabled and PCI-e freq is at 100. Performance Enhance is Standard and XMP is disabled as well. Timings are set at 5-5-5-15. LLC is enabled and I set my vcore to 1.275v to start, vtt at default (1.2v), pll at default (1.5v), cpu ref is on auto, mch core at default (1.1v), mch ref and dram ref on auto, ich i/o at default (1.5v), ich core at default (1.1v), dram voltage to 2.08v, and everything else on auto. Oh yes, before I forget, C1E is enabled, as are TM2 and EIST (I'd like to prolong the life of my CPU despite OCing it, if I can.)

    I booted up my SP3 build of UBCD4Win 3.2.2 and proceeded to run benchmarks (memtest for a few hours, then Prime95 blend for 4 hrs, and the other two tests for 2 hours each.)

    Everything seemed stable so I set up my matrix raid array and proceeded to install windows. However, after initial XP installation, just after it reboots the computer and runs a windows (instead of dos) interface for the rest of the installation process, I kept getting BSODs during the "installing devices" phase. All the stop codes I looked up (0x8e mostly) pointed to RAM errors, so I tried one stick at a time, still got the errors, tried another channel, still got the errors, then ran memtest86+ for 5 passes (both sticks installed on the 1st channel) with no errors. Finally, I decided to try upping my vcore to 1.2875v and lo and behold, windows finally installed without any problems.

    I began installing drivers etc... and then started installing windows updates, at which point I started getting BSODs again, some 0x9c (machine check error), and some 0x8e as before. I've since tried upping my mch to 1.16v and vtt to 1.22v, with no improvement, and that is where I am currently.

    Oh yes, forgot to mention, ambient temp in my house currently is pretty low, thermostat is at 15 (celcius), though my room is probably a little warmer than that. The rig is in an Antec 1200 case (with the two optional 120mm fans installed as well,) with all fans at max, so it has plenty of airflow, and all components are running relatively cool thus far. I don't think I've seen my CPU run above 47 (according to Core Temp) yet, and I've tried running a game for a while (Warhammer) to put a bit of stress on my GPU as well, with temps not exceeding 55 degrees, and memory temp not exceeding 60 (there are no ramsinks on this board unfortunately, so the side mounted fan that blows direclty on it is likely helping quite a bit.) I've had 1 BSOD while playing, and 1 CTD, over the course of approximately 1-2 hours of play. Anyway, all this is to say that temps should not be an issue.

    I'm thinking I should up my vcore a little further to see if that stabilizes my system, but wanted to get input here first, and would appreciate any advice that may be offered. Thanks in advance! :)
    Last edited by Xerahn; 01-21-2009 at 06:46 AM. Reason: Additions
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    I'm currently running an Orthos blend test, 2hrs now no isues. I'm beginning to wonder if the BSODs are due to something with software... it is windows after all... lol. I suppose a way of finding out might be to reset everything to stock and try to find out if I still have problems.
    Last edited by Xerahn; 01-21-2009 at 06:47 AM.
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    Okay, so, last time I checked Orthos it had been running for 6hrs solid no problems. 3 hours after that I come back to an IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x0A) BSOD. Now, I'm not very familiar with Orthos (or Prime95 for that matter,) and am not sure whether errors with the cpu or ram are supposed to be reported within those stress test programs, or if you're generally waiting for a BSOD to occur. Might anyone be able to tell me whether or not I'm barking up the wrong tree? Is it likely this has something to do with my overclock, some other general incompatibility with hardware, or something software related? Has anyone else had these sorts of issues with the EP45-UD3P?
    Last edited by Xerahn; 01-21-2009 at 06:47 AM.
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    Only thing that really sticks out to me is MCH core voltage. This normallly needs to be raised to 1.24-1.28v for 4GB of ram. Also this board is very picky to MCH reference voltages, which if you didnt know both cpu ref and MCH ref are both dependant on VTT. Meaning if you set them, then change VTT they will both change(simliar thing happens w/ the mem ref's according to Dram voltage).

    Anyway I personally like to run memtest86 from a bootable disk overnight if I'm OC'ing and want to install the OS when OC'd. This is to see if my settings are somewhat stable at least enough to install the OS, as memtest is not a difinative test but works well for general testing.

    You kind of confused me with this:

    3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32MB Hard Drives (Using Matrix Raid0 for 150gb (where the os/programs are) and Raid5 for the rest)
    New Q9650, Gigabyte UD3P, 4GB OCZ Platinum, Asus TOP 4850, Antec TP3 550W, Vista 64 SP1/XP SP3.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2641801

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    Could you please trll me what VTT stands for? Have you had any memery dump blue screans?
    Thanks
    The Muncher

    Main Rig
    CPU)Q9550@
    MOBO)EP45-UD3P rev.1.0
    RAM) 4g G-Skill 1066
    PSU)Corsair TX-750
    HDD) 2 Seagate 250 Raid-0
    VIDEO)EVGA 275 GTX super clock
    SOUND) Xonar DX 7.1
    MONITOR) Hanns-G 28'WS
    OS) Win 7 64 bit

    Life is like a sheet sandwitch,the more bread you have the less sheet you'll have to eat

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    VTT=cpu termination
    New Q9650, Gigabyte UD3P, 4GB OCZ Platinum, Asus TOP 4850, Antec TP3 550W, Vista 64 SP1/XP SP3.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2641801

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    General rule of thumb is never install an OS on an overclocked PC

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    I just meant I was running my 3 HDDs in two raid arrays (using Intel Matrix Raid... it can span up to two different raid arrays over the same set of disks, so I'm using 50gb off of each disk (150gb total) to run in raid0, and the rest (around 417gb from each disk) is running in raid5.

    I've been playing around a bit with my settings, but am still getting occasional BSODs. My settings are as follows:


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: [AUTO]
    CPU Clock Ratio .......................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio...................: 0.0
    CPU Frequency .........................: 4.00GHz (445X9)
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control.................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 445
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ...........: 100
    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.)........: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch.................: [AUTO]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B <- Wondering if the B strapping might be causing an issue, but my ram won't run at this FSB using 2.66D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ................: 1068
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time.......................: 5
    tRCD ..................................: 5
    tRP'...................................: 5
    tRAS...................................: 15
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...................................: [AUTO]
    tWTR...................................: [AUTO]
    tWR....................................: [AUTO]
    tRFC...................................: [AUTO]
    tRTP...................................: [AUTO]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: [AUTO]
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ......................: [AUTO]
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.....................: [AUTO]
    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]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............: [AUTO]
    DDR Write Training.....................: [AUTO]
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.....................: [AUTO]
    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]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............: [AUTO]
    DDR Write Training.....................: [AUTO]

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Load-Line Calibration..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Vcore..............................: 1.300v
    CPU Termination........................: 1.240V
    CPU PLL................................: 1.500V
    CPU Reference..........................: 0.760V [AUTO]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core...............................: 1.240V
    MCH Reference..........................: 0.760v [AUTO]
    MCH/DRAM Ref...........................: 0.900V [AUTO]
    ICH I/O................................: 1.500V
    ICH Core...............................: 1.100V
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage...........................: 2.08v
    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.................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ............: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function......................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology..............: [Enabled]


    Any help with this would be very much appreciated. Thanks! :)
    Last edited by Xerahn; 01-21-2009 at 06:47 AM.
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    Looks like my build is very similar to yours, SpeedEuphoria. What happened with your board?
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P New Build, OCd, frequent BSODs

    I've been doing a bit more reading about LLC and have found some reports of it causing issues (especially when C1E and EIST are enabled,) so I'm going to try disabling it and see if that will help stabilize my system. The BSODs I do get are at pretty random times (for example while completely idle) which some point to LLC as the culprit, so I guess we'll see.
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 BIOS F6, E8400 (E0) @ 4005mhz (9x445)
    AC Freezer 7 Pro w/ MX-2, 2x2GB Corsair Dominator C5D 5-5-5-15 @ 1068 (2.40B)
    ASUS HD4850 TOP (725/1060), 3x Seagate 7200.11 500gb in Raid0 & Raid5
    Corsair TX750W PSU, Antec 1200 Case w/ 2x Optional 120mm TriCool Fans
    I-Inc (Hanns-G Rebrand) 28" WS 16:10, Sceptre 19" 4:3
    Windows XP Pro SP3 32bit

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