Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300




  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Well, right now I'm writing from the PC that i'm having problems with, and it is working flawlesly as far as stability goes once you pass the POST screen and the OS loads with the overclock settings, but if i dare to shutdown the computer and turn it back on, then the problem starts, it does not go beyond the Memory Test, it reverses back to "Default State", i have to get into the bios and load the same overclock settings and THEN it works, the funny thing is that, when i do a restart it does not have problems going through the POST screen, only when i shutdown and power on.

    I could not tell you exactly the difference in between your board and mine, one thing is that this board can overclock ram to up to 1333MHz with the F10 bios update.

    Right now i'm shooting for 3GHz, yes the little extra 0.5 multiplier helps a little bit with the heat since you add less FSB, i originally wanted to go to 3.5GHz which i have read it is very possible with this Q9300 CPU, thats why i have this BIG cooling heatsink installed, with workload at 3GHz max temp is 41C which is really good.

    GOD!!!! if i could only get pass the POST screen without any errors!!!!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Well, i found another recent thread with similar issues as mine [Link] and for the looks of it updating BIOS via Qflash worked for him.

    Could it be that because i used @Bios software for windows from Gigabyte to update my BIOS to F10 that it messed up something in it, my problem is when i Cold Boot just like on the link i posted for the other thread? if so, can i flash my bios with QFlash with the same F10 version since for what i read is the most secure way and see if that works?

    Any more ideas? this is driving me bananass!!

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by allanmejia; 02-28-2009 at 11:35 PM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    990

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Trying to flash with QFlash might fix it, sometimes a BIOS flash does go a little bad, not brikcing the whole board but causing weird behaviour. Try flashing and if you still have issues we can try other things.
    Do load optimized defaults and save them with a reboot before and after you flash!

    And never use @BIOS again!


  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Thanks nickel020 for helping...

    Ok, here is what i have tried, i when ahead and flashed the BIOS with QFlash, i made sure i loaded the "Optimized settings" before and after, and this time i left the stock settings alone without overclocking or changing anything on the BIOS, and it is still doing the same thing, every Cold Boot it restarts itself right after the "Memory Test" on the POST Screen.

    Its obvious that the issues is mainly with the RAM passing the POST Screen, not even with stock settings works, had to adjust the timings to the ones specified by manufacturer (5-5-5-15) because "Auto" changes them to other values (which is weird because at first they were set correctly automatically).

    Right now the only changes i made are on the timings and voltage on the RAM, once again currently are at 5-5-5-15 and V is at 2.10v. I'm going to play with the tWR (6-8) and tRFC (54-56) values as previously stated on this post.

    Any other sugestions?

  5. #15
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Did you try MCH Voltage yet? Performance Enhance on standard?

    Can you load windows? If so, please post me a screenshot of this program running so I can see if tRD is getting set to low by Auto >>>
    Tweakers.fr

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Hey Lsdmeasap, sorry to hear about your situation with the storms up there!!

    Yes, i have tried increasing the MCH voltage and Performance Enhance on standard, still, i can load windows without any problems right after it fails to pass the POST Screen on Cold Boot and restarts itself.

    I will go ahead and download the software you gave me and and give you the info you requested about the tRD tonight.

    Also, I have read from newegg costumers that bough the RAM that I have on the comments and they did talk about the tRC that must be set to 30, How can i set that up on this board or make sure its set correctly?

    Thank you so much again for helping!!!

    Allan.
    Last edited by allanmejia; 03-04-2009 at 10:58 AM.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Unhappy Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Ok here is the information requested:











    Here is my current BIOS Settings :

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 7x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: +0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.01GHz ( 402x7.5)
    *
    *
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 402Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 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)...................: 50ps
    *
    *
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: 400MHz
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.66D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066 1072
    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 ............................ 1066MHz
    *
    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* ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto* ps
    *
    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* ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto* ps
    *
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.30000V
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: 1.240V
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: 1.550V
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: Auto
    *
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.260V
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; Auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: Auto
    *
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.100V
    *
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]
    *
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]
    *


    Hopefully this will help understand whats going on, i will make updates as per instructions given...

    Thanks again!!!
    Last edited by allanmejia; 03-04-2009 at 10:14 AM.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    I just noticed something really interesting.

    I went into the "Intergrated periperals" and disabled the "USB Legacy" option and the Cold Boot problem disapeared!!! i dont know if it has any connection with the RAM issue not passing the Test on the POST Screen...

    This presents a big problem because i do need to be able to boot from USB devices, is there any work around on this?? please help!!!!

    Allan,

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    18

    Thumbs up Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Problem solved,

    It was never the RAM, it was the darn "USB Legacy" option being enabled with my External harddrive connected that was not allowing me to pass the POST Screen.

    Since i do need USB Legacy enabled, the only solution for me was to install a USB 2.0 PCI card into the mainboard and connect External HDD on to it, that will isolate it from being detected on the POST Screen.

    Thanks to everyone who has been trying to help. now i can concentrate on tweaking the board to overclock to 3.5GHz of which i may still need some help!

    Thanks again.

  10. #20
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L Help Overclocking Intel Quad Q9300

    Nice to see you found that as the issue! That is why I always have it set to disabled in my Templates as it often causes issues by itself or with a device connected

    About your tRC, it looks to me to be set automatically to be 30 at 1066 so you should be fine on that luckily. Otherwise the only way you would be able to change it would be on another board you would have to flash the SPD chip on your Ram.

    Legacy USB Does not need to be enabled, only if you need a device in DOS or USB for qflash (Which you could just enable for the flash). It only disabled devices from being picked up at bootup time, they will work normally once windows loads.

    Hope that got to you in time before you spent your $$ if you did not need to.

    Looks to me like you can manually set your tRD as it is pretty high in auto. MCH Skew, can be set to Zero as well.

    If you want some advised ranges for the rest let me know.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •