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    Default GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    I've recently upgraded from an E8500 to a Q9650 and now I'm having this really annoying strange issue.

    I'm not sure if its an overclocking issue or something, but when I turn on my computer it refuses to post which is annoying. I've never had this problem with my E8500 when overclocked. I can boot into Windows and have a computing session all day without any crashes or BSOD's and it can work for days without any issues. I usually turn off my computer when I go to sleep and when I turn my computer on, the motherboard refuses to post which is strange, it worked fine before, I don't understand why is this happening.

    The only way to fix it is to remove the battery for at least 10 minutes to fully clear the CMOS and then its usable again. Its really annoying when this happens, I'm trying to look for a permanent fix.

    My overclocking results:

    Q9650 to 4Ghz with volts at 1.376.
    CPU Termination: 1.36
    CPU PLL: 1.58

    I've updated the BIOS to the latest version (F12) and I don't think its a temperature issue either, I always monitor my temperatures.

    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    most likely voltage setting issues. does it do this with everything at stock? i would suggest your start your over-clock again setting by setting. i have the same board and i noticed something annoying about the pci-e bus. sometime the system will try posting 6 times in a row and fail. finally when it posts it might be fine or requires re-entering setting. i fixed it by adjusting the pci-e "clock skew" i think its called. it was set at 900 by the board and set it to 800. i dont know why they left out pci-e voltage but now it posts fine every time.

    also note that quads stress the NB/MCH more than duo's so you will need to UP the MCH,CPU PLL,CPU Tem and maybe loosen ram settings. hope this helps. if you dont mind please post your hardware config.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    These are my computer specs:

    Intel Core Quad Q9650 at 3Ghz | 4GB DDR2 6400/800Mhz RAM | Sapphire ATI Radeon 2GB 4870x2 | Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W ATX Power Supply | 20 LG SATA DVD+/- RW | LG BluRay/HD DVD Combo Drive| 5.1 speakers | 32" LG HDTV at 1920x1080 1080p | Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 | 1x 200 IDE Seagate Hard Drive | 1x 500 SATA II Western Digital Hard Drive | Windows XP Professional SP2 x64 | Windows Server 2003 SP2

    Right now I'm running my computer at stock speeds, haven't really had a chance to run it at stock speeds but we'll see if running at stock speeds will exhibit this problem. But thanks for your help.
    Intel Core i7 3930K | 32GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz | Gigabyte GTX 670 SLI | Corsair AX1200 watt Power Supply | 20x LG SATA DVD+/- RW | LG BluRay/HD DVD Combo Drive| Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers | 42" Toshiba 42XL700a at 1920x1080 1080p | Asrock X79 Fatal1ty Champion | Coolermaster HAF X | 1x OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD | 1x 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive | 1x 2TB Western Digital Hard Drive | Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    yea keep testing @ stock and lets us know, also try mch @ say 1.3 - 1.36v, als try static read for both ddr2 channels, up it by one or so. here is my current oc with this board on a q6600. your issue sound like a stressed mch/nb like i said play with ram, pci-e skew and mch voltage

    ep45-dq6 f13
    q6600 @ 3.6ghz(1.3 actual v, @ 8x450fsb))
    mch - 1.34v
    cpu pll - 1.56v
    cpu tem - 1.3v
    ram @ 8gb g-skill 6400 @ 900mhz 1:1 @ 5-5-5-12 1.9v
    8800gtx oc2, rocketraid 2640x4 and xfi sound card

    hope this helps gud luck

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    These were my configuration in the BIOS:

    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.4000 (When I open up CPU-Z it reports as 1.376)
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.36 <
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.58
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: 0.76 << Auto

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:0.80 << Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: Auto
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; 0.76 << Auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: 0.90 << Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: 1.56


    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0-2.1
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: .9 << Auto
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: .9 << Auto
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: .9 << Auto

    Is there anything I should change?
    Intel Core i7 3930K | 32GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz | Gigabyte GTX 670 SLI | Corsair AX1200 watt Power Supply | 20x LG SATA DVD+/- RW | LG BluRay/HD DVD Combo Drive| Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers | 42" Toshiba 42XL700a at 1920x1080 1080p | Asrock X79 Fatal1ty Champion | Coolermaster HAF X | 1x OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD | 1x 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive | 1x 2TB Western Digital Hard Drive | Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DQ6 posting issue with Q9650

    MCH Core from auto to say 1.3 keep adding till stable. mine is at 1.36 for my q6600 @ 3.6g

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