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Thread: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R




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    Default I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    I don't know where to really begin - I got this board about a month ago and it's been a struggle to get it working properly. :(

    I have two sticks of PC2 8500 OCZ ram (OCZ2RPR10664GK) and being able to use both sticks in dual channel mode has been a terrible experience. Luckily, i think i've managed to sacrifice enough newborn babies, and, for the moment, it's "working". However, every couple of minutes my system completely locks up, coupled with stuttering sounds- this happens while browsing the internet, playing a game, listening to music or watching a movie. Thinking that it had something to do with the ram, i foolishly went out and god another pair only to have the same issue arise.
    So i now have 8 gigs of ram, but i won't dare add the other two sticks in (i'm sure that'll require another thousand newborns plus an elephant or something), but what seems to be a really handicapped system.

    I've got an e6750 cpu, an ATI 4850, 3 sata hard drives, 2 sticks of 2 GB ram, an old creative audigy gamer and a 650 watt power supply. I'm currently using the F7a bios, which i flashed with @bios (i'll stop using that program as suggested). Changing anything in the bios usually results in a reboot loop, but i've managed to change the ram voltage to 2.2 and the vcore to 1.45 as suggested by some of the posts here. However, i'm a little nervous about touching anything else, because, well, a lot of it looks really foreign and admittedly im no where near as good as you folks are when it comes to messing around with these settings.

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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    We need more info.
    Are you overclocking? If not there's no reason to change the Vcore.
    Have you tested the RAM sticks seperately? What programs did you use? If you did not test them then use Memtest86+ or Prime 95 in Windows to do that.
    What's the brand of your PSU?
    Did all the hardware run fine with your previous board or is this a completely new build?


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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    Yeah, i've tested each stick with memtest doing several passes. I'm not overclocking, and some of this is hardware from another build (the graphics card and the hard drives)... the psu is a 650 watt antec. I've run 4 different sticks individually, and i'm pretty sure the issue happens then as it does with 2 sticks in.

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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    Waht RAM slots did you try? Try a single stick in slot 3, which should be the one you used for your second DIMM.
    Have you tried running dual channel in slot 2 and 4?


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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    I'm currently using two sticks, slots 2 and 4. Switching to slots 1 and 3 hasn't really worked out in the past.

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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    I think ill stop posting about high voltages soon:).
    However I happen to have a magazine open at the moment and your cpu is on 1.5v at standard cooling 465mhz(3.7g cpu) peak temp 92 degrees,owie .
    Then same settings with enhanced air cooling and capped at 70 degrees.test performance is the same across games and video,
    Theyre using water cooling for1.6v +(490mhz fsb,3.9g cpu) and temps are lower. but performance isnt much different.

    What is it you are trying for tho,is it working ok now?.
    Changing bios and reboot loop(for me) is ive gone wrong and it wont post.
    Like Ive posted before I was lucky/normal everything worked fine from the start,up to near the limits.

    EDIT:Heh oops ,I was replying to the original first thread.. and u guys had 4 in while I was checking the article!..carry on.
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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    What does that mean, not woruked out int he past? Please be mroe clear and take a little time to really explain your problem. If you wrote down everything you tried I might even be able to tell you where the problems, but having us guess what you have tried and what not is kind of a waste of time.


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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    In the past, when i've tried to use slots 1 and 3, i end up with a reboot loop. I remember clearing the cmos and it'll continue doing the same thing. At one point i started pressing tab early on to see the POST read out and i'd see it get to the point where it detected the hard drive, but after that it'd hang.

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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    Try the RAM in single channel mode in slots 1&2 and see if that works. If it does and neither 1&3 nor 2&4 work then your board is defective.


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    Default Re: I sort of feel like giving up - EP45-UD3R

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel020 View Post
    Try the RAM in single channel mode in slots 1&2 and see if that works. If it does and neither 1&3 nor 2&4 work then your board is defective.
    I appreciate your help, but it's a nightmare trying to get everything working properly after getting stuck in a reboot loop, which will no doubt end up happening if i change the slightest thing with the ram. I guess ill just live with this stuttering stuff and pick up another mobo down the road.

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