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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    I understand there are variations in CPUs that may affect settings.. At this point I am just trying get STOCK speeds stable before I miss with overclocking. I want to rule out any hardware issues.

    By not working properly.. The system is acting very weird! I mean I can boot into Windows. Everything seems to startup fine. When I try to run some apps like firefox, nothing will happen for 10-20 seconds and I then get an "execution error" message (I will get the exact message when I get home tonight). If I play with the CPU vcore, eventually, I will find a setting where all the apps will run... However, it's not stable.. after working for a couple of hours (sometimes a day), I will get a BSOD... I'm not even doing a burn-in..

    I miss the days where default settings should work by default!

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    If MCH Core is too high or too low, this can lead to boot loops and/or instability, even at stock settings.
    Usually 2 x 2GB of memory requires MCH Core = 1.20 - 1.26 at stock settings.
    As I recall, many G.Skill kits required MCH Core to be lower than the default 1.10 setting, usually 1.05 and sometimes as low as 0.95.

    Try booting with only one memory module installed in the DDR2_1 slot and see if your system is any better.

    You should download and run Memtest86+ freeware and make a bootable floppy, usb, or optical drive and boot to this drive and let Memtest86+ run for at least 10 full loops. Stop the test if there are any errors take a photo of the screen and post the screen-shot.
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool (freeware)

    Each test loop will take about 40 - 60 minutes.
    If there are no errors after 10 loops, press the following keys to perform one additional test:

    c 1 3 5 [ENTER] 0 <-- [ENTER} is the Enter key and the last key is a zero, not the letter O

    to run only test #5 and let it run for 10 loops, this is about a 20 minute test.


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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Alright, let's try and get you stable first my friend.

    To start with, if at all possible please try and secure extra parts so we can eliminate the variables one at a time if need be.

    What I've read so far suggests you have tried using stock (optimized defaults?) in your bios with no success?

    So we're going to start from scratch. The first thing I want you to do is install the newest bios which is F11D (Modded) you can find it here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/dx1dix...21_12.F11d.rar Now, if for any reason this Bios doesn't work then F11D official is here (Modded should work fine for you, works fine for me and I also have a Rev 1.0 UD3P) http://oldforum.gigabyte.de/forumdow...1/ep45ud3p.zip

    After you install this bios I want you to load into the bios and load optimized defaults and reboot, then back into your bios and set anything you want personalized (like turning on/off the integrated NIC ports etc.) make sure you have your intel SATA ports set to AHCI for optimal performance as well for your HD. (unless you're using IDE mode for some reason, or unless you're running a raid array, but I don't think you are)

    The first thing to realize is that assuming everything is running fine hardware wise there should be no reason for you to touch anything else in the bios for you to be running stable stock after loading optimized defaults + customizing the personal settings. However, life always throws us curve balls, and as always this is subject to change.

    Typically, the only time one has to change stock optimized bios default settings with these older PC setups is when they're running 8GB or more of Ram and/or are using Ram that requires a higher voltage than stock (because more Ram puts more stress on the Mobo even if you're just adding the same type ram and speed) now since you're only running 4GB? This shouldn't apply to you but a S.O.P (Standard operation procedure)for those it does in these circumstances is to bump the Northbridge/MCH core voltage from the default of 1.1 to 1.2 and to raise your DRAM voltage setting from the stock of 1.8V to 2.0-2.2 (depending on your Rams recommended setting) FYI: MCH = Memory Controller Hub, hence why more Ram/faster Ram puts more stress on the MCH and it can need a voltage bump to remain stable.

    This first post should lead you to a stable system (assuming you follow the directions and your hardware is physically sound) however if it does not then we'll need to eliminate components and find out what the issue is.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Before flashing your bios, make sure that your system is stable using only 1 memory module.
    You don't want to risk bricking your motherboard while flashing because your system isn't stable.
    If necessary, you might need to underclock your cpu to see if this helps with stability.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    I am open to any and all suggestions...

    I was able to get it stable with 1 stick of memory.. I will upgrade the bios and report back.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Ok.. Installed f11 mod. Loaded optimized defaults.. Set ICH SATA Control mode to AHCI. Enabled USB keyboard and mouse. Still using one stick of memory. I can't boot into Windows. I see the logo, BSOD and then restart. I tried setting the vcore to 1.25 and changing MCH from 1.20-1.26 and 1.05. Still same result.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Can you check your PS? If it hasen't been suggestied already...

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Quote Originally Posted by ibConners View Post
    Can you check your PS? If it hasen't been suggestied already...
    What do you mean? Replace it? This has been replaced before too. Practically the only thing that hasn't been replaced before is the CPU.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Quote Originally Posted by rayzor2k View Post
    What do you mean? Replace it? This has been replaced before too. Practically the only thing that hasn't been replaced before is the CPU.
    Ok sorry I guess I mean verify it works properly by either testing the PS or trying a different one to assure the PS is not the problem

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and E8500 help

    Quote Originally Posted by Boudre0aux View Post
    . The information in the screen-shot will help verify the information you post in your bios template.

    A hack promoting something there^^^^

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