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    Default GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Well... I finally purchased a decent CPU, just to bang my head against the wall. According to GigaByte, I needed to update my bios to the latest (F9B) in order to support my E8500 (Stepping E0). The bios works fine, and has been very stable with my crappy P4 3.0 HyperThreading CPU. As soon I install the new CPU it constantly freezes. Usually at the bios splash screen. I can sometimes get into the bios setup, and even in windows, but it feezes very soon after. I tried using both the "Fail Safe" and "Optimized" bios options with no success. The only thing I have read with these boards, is that the auto options aren't always stable.

    Can anyone recommend stable settings for this CPU? Or can think of any other issues that might causing these problems?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Can you please list your full specs?

    For some pointers until I get back to you, You should be loading and applying Optimized defaults not fail safe, then save and apply and reboot (F10) back to the BIOS. Then make any desired changes

    I would also only have one stick of ram installed in slot one until you can get this thing sorted.

    Performance enhance in MIT Set to standard, and manually set your ram voltage

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Ok, I will get those specs to you tonight. At school right now.

    My problem is that even when I can finally get the thing into the bios... it freezes very quickly. So changing options will be tough. Could I change the bios options, shutdown and then change to the new CPU?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Here are my mobo specs:

    GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-P35-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)

    Video - Radeon X1050
    PSU - 330W (I really need to upgrade to at least 500W)
    CPU - Intel Core 2 (E8500) IntelĀ® Coreā„¢2 Duo Desktop Processor E8500 - SLB9K
    RAM - 3x KVR400D2N3/512 Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KVR400D2N3/512

    I could post all the MIT settings with the current CPU I have in it (since it doesn't freeze). Though, not sure if it will change when I install my new CPU.

    Also, I am using the Heat Sink and fan that came with my P4 HyperThreading CPU. I just couldn't get enough force to secure the one that came with the new CPU. It does have a slightly different design. Though, the old one goes on very very tight as well...I can barely get it on there. I can't imagine it is over-heating because of that... at least not that quickly. And if it was over-heating.. wouldn't the system shutdown?
    Last edited by gehrig44; 02-28-2009 at 04:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehrig44 View Post
    Here are my mobo specs:

    GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-P35-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)

    Video - Radeon X1050
    PSU - 330W (I really need to upgrade to at least 500W)
    CPU - Intel Core 2 (E8500) IntelĀ® Coreā„¢2 Duo Desktop Processor E8500 - SLB9K
    RAM - 3x KVR400D2N3/512 Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KVR400D2N3/512

    I could post all the MIT settings with the current CPU I have in it (since it doesn't freeze). Though, not sure if it will change when I install my new CPU.

    Also, I am using the Heat Sink and fan that came with my P4 HyperThreading CPU. I just couldn't get enough force to secure the one that came with the new CPU. It does have a slightly different design. Though, the old one goes on very very tight as well...I can barely get it on there. I can't imagine it is over-heating because of that... at least not that quickly. And if it was over-heating.. wouldn't the system shutdown?
    You need new PSU for sure.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Agreed, but do you think that is the root of my problem?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Looks like the problem is fixed. I actually bought some faster ram...when I changed them it worked. I guess, maybe it was a timing setting in the bios?

    At any rate, got a new PSU (550w) and graphics card (HD 4870) installed as well... off to play games :)

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Sorry for the late reply!

    Sounds like you are all good to go, great to hear! Post back anytime

    So it was the ram or PSU that stopped you from flashing, or did you ever narrow it down?

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DQ6 + E8500 Duo Core = Contant Freezing

    Hey, thanks.

    It had something to do with the RAM I was using. When I replaced it with the newer ram (before I added the new PSU), it worked great.

    Could it be that the memory timings were set to support my CPU FSB speed...which my old RAM was not fast enough to support? If that makes any sense at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehrig44 View Post
    Hey, thanks.

    It had something to do with the RAM I was using. When I replaced it with the newer ram (before I added the new PSU), it worked great.

    Could it be that the memory timings were set to support my CPU FSB speed...which my old RAM was not fast enough to support? If that makes any sense at all.
    What brand of newer ram did you bought it and link ?

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