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Thread: EP-45-DS3R + OCZ Reaper 2x2GB = weird stuff




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    Default EP-45-DS3R + OCZ Reaper 2x2GB = weird stuff

    Hi everyone,
    finally found a proper place to address my case ;]

    So like 2 weeks before I bought the ep45-ds3r gigabyte mobo and a matching pair of ocz reapers 2x2gb 5-5-5-15 @ 2.2v.

    Everything went smooth at the beginning and then **** hit the fan ;/

    First I was experiencing some weird Vista x64 BSOD's, well I though it's microsoft so it probably needs to bsod once in a while, but while I dug deeper I knew that it's a hardware problem.

    First started to use memtest86+ 3.5 with both sticks of ram in 1&3 seatings and the program was restarting, bad ram I thought.

    Started to test the sticks separatly one at a time in bank 1.

    One was ok to pass 3 loops of test.
    The second one was just starting to get errors when the test started.

    Bad RAM I thought.

    But when I started to experience the same old problem (bsod's) on the "good" stick things got worse and vista x64 didn't even boot.

    memtest on the "good" stick, same story ****load of errors right from start.

    But then my cousing rang me and said to try to reseat the RAM sticks, so I put them into 2&4 banks, things work wonderful !

    Memtest started on both RAM (it was reseting earlier) and everything was starting to look sweet and awsome.

    Later on I had another vista bsod sth about memory_management, so I went to memtest them again.

    But then I left the memtest to run thru the whole night, and when I got up today the timer was frozen on like 2h and had couple of errors (3-4).

    Please help me :D

    Bios setting are all on auto/default, only thing I changed was the voltage for my rams (2.2 on the box, but 2.1 was stable, was...).

    My other parts are a Intel C2D E8400 (stock settings, still waiting for my new cpu cooling to be avilable), a BFG Geforce GTX 285 (all stock settings), an OCZ 600W PSU, and a 1TB samsung spinpoint F1.

    If you need more specs, info or anything just write and I'll post whatever you need ;]

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    Default Re: EP-45-DS3R + OCZ Reaper 2x2GB = weird stuff

    Please try the RAM at DDR2 800. If that works we can be sure that this is not jsut a compatability issue and try to find the right settings to make this work at 1066 MHz.

    Can you try the RAM on any other motherboard and see if they run at 1066 Mhz there?

    This could be a number of things but trying the RAM at DDR2 800 is the first thing you should do as it eliminates many possible causes (like the PSU).


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    Default Re: EP-45-DS3R + OCZ Reaper 2x2GB = weird stuff

    Yep loosen ram timings, like PL(static tRead) to like 10 for now. Also what MCH core are you using? Try 1.22v and then retest memtest both sticks, just loop test #7 for at least 3 passes.

    If you get errors, lower MCH ref, 1st try .74v with PLL on 1.20, then go lower. When OC'ing most dual cores seem to like .68-.70v mch ref but normally when pushing higher fsb and higher MCH voltage.

    Also maybe before anything you can try swapping the sticks order, meaning the stick thats in slot 1 goes to slot 3 and 3 to 1. This sometimes works wonders for some reason.
    Last edited by SpeedEuphoria; 02-27-2009 at 10:45 AM.
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    Default Re: EP-45-DS3R + OCZ Reaper 2x2GB = weird stuff

    I would be testing one stick at a time, in slot one at stock MANUALLY set Main timings, and ram voltage with Memtest86+ 2.11 >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Please let the test run a full 5 passes on each stick

    As for your settings, as said above you do need to make some changes for sure. 2x2 will often not work in Auto very well at all.

    After you do your single stick tests with the above program I can help you with all settings, please fill this out with what you are using so I know where we stand CPU/FSB-wise and I will advise back >>>

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< Leave for all below as well
    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.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto <<< Leave for all below as well
    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….……….........................:Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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