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Thread: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config




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    Default GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Hi all, great forum, this is my first post so be gentile

    I have the following configuration:
    GA-EP45-DS3R (rev. 1.0) -> F10 bios
    Intel Dual Core proc E7400 2.8 Ghz
    TWIN2X4096-8500C5D
    HIS HD 4850 Fan 512MB (256bit) GDDR3 PCIe

    I don't want to OVC, i only need a stable bios configuration for my system (everything to work as it should). Now my BIOS setup is the default one and the system crashes time to time without a notice and reboots sometimes in a loop. I appreciate any help/advice ...

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Please..It gets really annoying

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Ditch that RAM. Check here, i'm having similar issues: http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/p35-...-issues-31250/

    If you want to try to fool around in the BIOS, be my guest, but this is my 2nd day struggling with them and i still haven't got the things to run stable anywhere close to 1066MHz. I suspect they're either fake, or they just hate Gigabyte mobos.

    Use Intel Burn Test to check for errors. If it's anything like my case, it'll probably bomb out within 30 seconds of starting. If it does, then get new RAM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    I think the ram is fine...
    Strange thing happening, memtest is giving a lot of errors in 1 and 3 ram sockets but none in 2 and 4...and this is only with F10 bios, with F5 no errors...

    I really need a pro advice and some bios setup hints

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Yeah, the RAM is fine in my case too, it passes memtest. But what does that prove? Nothing. Coz memtest is the only thing it's stable in...

    Anyway, if you're getting errors in different sockets your board might be borked, or your RAM doesn't seat properly. I've played with one of these boards at a friend of mine and hit 3.8GHz stable with an E7300, so for now put the RAM in 1 and 3 and let's see what i can do. Could you post your BIOS settings (M.I.T) please?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Hey, Unique, thanks for the reply, btw, i am also from Romania:) Is your YM the same as your forum name?

    Here are my settings


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 10 X
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.+0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.80GHz( 266x10,5)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: [Auto]

    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [Turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: [Auto]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 5 [Auto]
    tRCD ......................................... 5 [Auto]
    tRP'........................................... 5 [Auto]
    tRAS.......................................... 15 [Auto]

    Advanced Timing Control [Press Enter]


    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….………........1.26250v...........:[Auto]
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V.......: <<< [Auto]
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V.......: <<< [Auto]
    CPU Referen.…………....0.760V.......: <<< [Auto]



    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << [Auto]
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; <<< [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< [Auto]
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< [Auto]


    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: [Auto]
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: [Auto]

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Yes, my YM is the same. But as my windoze bombs out every few minutes i doubt i could be of much help on YM so let's stick to the forum.

    First of all, take Performance Enhance off Turbo. Set it to Standard. Put DRAM Timing on manual, 5-5-5-15. Enter Advanced Timing Control and set Refresh to ACT Delay to 62. Go back and set DRAM voltage to 2.1v, and MCH Core to 1.25v.

    Now if you're lucky it should work. Use Orthos Blend to test, Intel Burn Test, although more CPU-intensive, might fail to catch some RAM issues.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    Set everyting as you suggested except:
    - MCH Core [1.050v] (1.025v is not in the list)
    - Did not find this option: ACT Delay to 62

    Windows din't crashed for about 30-40 minutes now and tests don't show as much errors as before...but still do!

    Any more suggestions?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    I meant 1.25v not 1.025. ;) Try that. Also Refresh to ACT is known as tRFC, i believe it's listed like that on your mobo.

    If it still doesn't work lower the memory frequency to 800. If it does work at 800 hurry and get them replaced. They're 1066MHz modules, they should run at 1066. Mine crap out at 930...
    Last edited by Th3_uN1Qu3; 03-28-2009 at 10:01 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3R (F10) stable bios config

    It didn't work with those values...lowered the memory freq to 800 and they run without errors and crashes.
    On 2 and 4 memory sockets they run at 1066 as they should ... what could be the problem?

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