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Thread: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)




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    Default EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    hey guys im in the process of building a new rig

    EP43-DS3L mobo
    core 2 duo wolfdale 3.00 ghz
    gskill 2x2GB sticks, currently at 2.0V with 5 6 6 18 timing
    160gb WD caviar sata ii
    geforce 9600GT 512MB

    my problem is this:
    when i had my RAM configured in dual channel mode, it was unstable and vista x64 would give me BSOD every 5 minutes when the computer was on.

    so i ran the vista memory diag tool and the ram indeed failed, with 2.0 V and 2.1V

    so just out of curiosity i moved one stick such that i'm now running single channel memory. passed the memory diag tool and seems stable, as i've been using the computer for ~ 30 min.


    any ideas on why the ram is unstable in dual channel but fine in single channel?

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    bump :)

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    is it possible i need to bump my MCH voltage to 1.2?

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    What system meory multiplier are you using?

    Fill out the template for BIOS settings found in many posts around here.

    Increasing the MCH voltage may indeed help, try upto 1.3V

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel020 View Post
    What system meory multiplier are you using?

    Fill out the template for BIOS settings found in many posts around here.

    Increasing the MCH voltage may indeed help, try upto 1.3V
    ok thanks man, i'll put the BIOS settings up when i get home from work today

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    OK here are my BIOS settings

    Robust Graphics Booster: Auto*
    CPU Clock Ratio w/ Fine adjustment 9.0x

    ***Clock Chip Control***
    CPU Host Clock Control: Disabled
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz): 333
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz): Auto
    C.I.A.2: Disabled

    Advanced Clock Control:
    ..CPU Clock Drive: 800mV
    ..PCI Express Clock Drive: 800mV
    ..CPU Clock Skew: 0ps
    ..MCH Clock Skew: 0ps

    ***DRAM Performance Control***
    Performance Enhance: Turbo
    Extreme Memory Profile X.M.P.: Auto
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch: Auto
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD): Auto
    (Memory frequency appears as 800Mhz as a result of the above setting)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD): Manual
    CAS Latency:5
    tRCD: 6
    tRP: 6
    tRAS: 18

    Advanced Timing Control: [Press Enter]
    (all settings within Advanced Timing Control are Auto)

    ***Mother Board Voltage Control***
    Load-line Calibration: Disabled
    >>>CPU
    CPU Vcore: Auto (1.25)
    CPU Termination: Auto (1.20)
    CPU PLL: Auto (1.55)
    CPU Reference: Auto (.805)
    >>>MCH/ICH
    MCH Core: Auto (1.10)
    MCH Reference: Auto
    ICH I/O: Auto
    ICH Core: Auto
    >>>DRAM
    DRAM Voltage: 2.0V

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    Since you're not voerclocking you shouldn't need to adjust any settings.

    Try each RAM stick seperately, maybe the one you removed was faulty and that's why the computer ist unstable with it installed. Int will then also be unstable if only the faulty stick is installed.

    If both sticks seem fine try increasing "MCH Core" to 1.3V and see if that helps.

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel020 View Post
    Since you're not voerclocking you shouldn't need to adjust any settings.

    Try each RAM stick seperately, maybe the one you removed was faulty and that's why the computer ist unstable with it installed. Int will then also be unstable if only the faulty stick is installed.

    If both sticks seem fine try increasing "MCH Core" to 1.3V and see if that helps.
    OK but i think both sticks are fine

    because they are both working perfect right now in single channel config

    but if i put it so it is in dual channel, then the instability occurs

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    Check out thsi thread:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/poss...problem-30385/
    Use Memset to compare your timings in single and dual channel mode:
    Tweakers.fr
    If they're different, set the timings manually in BIOS to the one form single channel mode and maybe that fixes it.

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    Default Re: EP43-DS3L RAM issue. please help :)

    well, i give up...

    tried to set the mch to 1.2, BSOD
    tried to set the mch to 1.3, wouldn't POST

    tried tread = 12 and trfc = 62, nothing

    oh well, maybe these sticks just won't work dual channel on this board, maybe ill return them for something gigabyte says will work

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