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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    So the succesful set up is that using your settings from post #39 (reccomended Q9550 1066 settings) with the modifications from post #41 (for the single channel tests). Should I next try the settings in #39...less auto settings?
    Please provide a brief summary of your test scenarios with a pass/fail result.
    Such as:

    module A in slot1, module B in slot3 ------ boot failure
    module A in slot1 single module test ------ failed Memtest86+
    .......

    Unless a mobo has a know problem with a specific setup, anything less than a perfect score doesn't cut it in my book. I'm glad that you found a working setup, albeit a non-standard fix, but this is only at stock settings. Overclocking is challenging enough, without being handicapped with a potentially flawed hardware setup.

    Who's to blame, mobo or motherboard. We can't know for sure unless you test your memory in another mobo and you test your mobo with similar memory.

    My vote: RMA the memory. I doubt that Corsair would deny you after all the testing.

    Suggestion: Save LSDme's settings in a bios profile. Then test your memory as is, with your original config.

    Just in case I didn't make things clear, RMA the memory.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Summary thus far...

    Using LSDme's settings from post 39 and 41, listed below.

    #1 Tested module A in slot 2 and mod B in slot 4
    • Boot OK
    • Memtest86 = OK
    #2 Tested module B in slot 2 and Mod A in slot 4
    • Boot OK
    • Memtest86 = OK
    #3 Tested Module B in slot 1 and mod A in slot 3 (today)
    • Boot = reboot loop
    • Window boot manager error "File:\windows\system32\winload.exe windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file"
    • froze up
    • Memtest86 = ERRORS immediately!
    • Shut down after successfully getting into windows
    #4 Tested Module A in slot 1 and mod B in slot 3 (today)
    • Boot = froze, reset, froze, window boot manager error
    • ran windows memory diagnostic tool = OK
    • Reboot attempt - BSOD
    • reboot loops, freezing, reset
    • Memtest96 (finally got in!) = ERRORS, but not until test 5 (and I was literally in the proces of typing that it was good so far). Cancelled test.
    • Went into Windows to try and repair windows (thought it may have been corrupted, but the install would not continue...said that a file was missing for the installation process.
    • Tried to shut down and got BSOD - TWICE!!
    • reboot & shut down

    #5 Went back to test #1 conditions (slots 2 & 4). Wanted to see if the issues with test #3 and #4 were due to a file corruption (since I kept getting the windows boot manager errors), so I went back to what worked
    • Booted OK
    • Memtest86 = OK so far (good through over 8 passes (5+hrs)...and going).

    I think that profJim may be right in that something in my system is demonically possessed! I'm starting to think it might be channel 3 of the Motherboard?


    The MB is the LAST thing I would want to return. But looking on the bright side, I bought the MB at Fry's and can exchange easily enough and Corsair is in the Bay Area and I can do a will call RMA. So either way, the exchange will be relatively fast.


    BIOS settings for the above mentioned tests:


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.83GHz (333x8.5)

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    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)....................: <<< 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 0

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: Auto
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 3.20B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................15

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD........................................... 3
    tWTR..........................................4
    tWR............................................8
    tRFC...........................................58
    tRTP...........................................4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................2
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................auto << Set 1066
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:Set 10 for now
    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.........................:Set 10 for now
    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
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: auto
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << auto
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< auto
    I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< auto
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.1V
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Auto
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Auto
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Auto
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [ENabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [ENabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]
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    Arrow Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Your summary is good, as far as it goes, but you omitted the many earlier failures (using different bios settings) including the failures when testing with only 1 memory module in certain mobo slots, and the fact that in some cases, the highest stable memory speed was only 850 MHz. Sharing this info will be beneficial to others. At the rate we're going, this thread will probably extend to more pages of posts. It's just an educated SWAG (scientific wild a$$ed guess); my system would probably pass all the tests using the mobo's OPTIMIZED defaults with just a few minor manual settings.

    Maybe we should make this thread pay-per-view given how quickly the view count is rising.

    I agree that RMA-ing ram is easier than a mobo RMA. Quite a few others had issues similar to yours and ram replacement fixed their problems. In some cases ram replacement fixed cold boot issues.

    My tests showed that my cpu/mobo/memory setup had no problems running the Memtest86+. This is only the first step. There's no sense running additional stability tests in windows if we get even a single Memtest error. While overclocking, I've had several instances where Memtest ran error free for 12 - 24 hours, and then failed when running Prime95, OCCT, or Orthos stability tests.

    my 2 cents for now, more later.... you've been warned.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Your summary is good, as far as it goes, but you omitted the many earlier failures (using different bios settings) including the failures when testing with only 1 memory module in certain mobo slots, and the fact that in some cases, the highest stable memory speed was only 850 MHz. Sharing this info will be beneficial to others. At the rate we're going, this thread will probably extend to more pages of posts. It's just an educated SWAG (scientific wild a$$ed guess); my system would probably pass all the tests using the mobo's OPTIMIZED defaults with just a few minor manual settings.

    Maybe we should make this thread pay-per-view given how quickly the view count is rising.

    I agree that RMA-ing ram is easier than a mobo RMA. Quite a few others had issues similar to yours and ram replacement fixed their problems. In some cases ram replacement fixed cold boot issues.

    My tests showed that my cpu/mobo/memory setup had no problems running the Memtest86+. This is only the first step. There's no sense running additional stability tests in windows if we get even a single Memtest error. While overclocking, I've had several instances where Memtest ran error free for 12 - 24 hours, and then failed when running Prime95, OCCT, or Orthos stability tests.

    my 2 cents for now, more later.... you've been warned.
    Yeah, skimmed through the thread earlier (gave myself a headache), and if I had to sum that up, it would be to start with known good defaults for a Q9550 and 1066 RAM (perhaps those should be pinned being that this MB is quite popular). As I said before, it's hard to overclock if you can't get your system to run stable at stock first!

    As far as post counts...It's probably mostly me! But most of those were refresh hits...so I don't know if those counts as views.

    Do you still believe RMAing the RAM is the answer? I'd like it to be and no one has suggested RMAing the MB, but after the last set of test (and some of the earlier one's), I'm thinking that slots 3 and 4 are demonic, as you put it. I don't want to return the MB, but you guys know more than me, so if it's RAM, OK. IF it's the MB, then so be it. Returning the MB is easier (Fry's), but getting it out is MUCH more cumbersome!

    BTW, I've been running Memtest86 for the last 7 1/2 hours (12+ passes) error free on the best setup thus far (LSDme's post #41) in slots 2 and 4.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    As discussed earlier, unless you test your mobo with similar ram that is known to be good, we can't know for sure which is faulty. The ideal scenario would be to test "good" ram from another UD3P with your mobo, and/or to test your ram in another UD3P.

    I previously said that another UD3P thread had similar problems with his Dominator 8500 memory and an exact RMA replacement fixed his problem. In a different thread, the solution was to switch ram brands.

    The Corsair ram is used by a fair number of members, and G.Skill seems to be the most popular in our forum. I'm very satisfied with my Mushkin memory and their forum is actively supported by their tech support staff.

    The odds indicate that you got a bad set of memory. Yes it could be the mobo, but I don't see a lot of posts where a mobo RMA solved the problem.

    The time to act is now!

    In post #57 LSDme said:
    Well.... He should be using slots 1+3 anyway, ...[snip]
    I don't know why using slots1 & 3 is preferable to 2 & 4 slots. Some have said that 1&3 is physically closer to the cpu. Ya, but....
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Crucial and Mushkin are my choice brands, but as you know to each his own. I have not seen any issues with any of the brands mentioned here so it is not a compatibility issue.

    It was looking to me like your slot 3 or 3+4 is bad, but it is hard for me to say that for sure without my own hands on testing. I have not seen anything that looked to show Bad ram modules here as you made several tests that passed without issue.

    Of course new/different ram is much cheaper/easier to setup if you wanted to go that route, and it may be wise to do in case there is some type of compatibility issues going on with slots 3+4 and your specific ram choice (Incompatible slots, not likely ).

    But in the end you may just end up having to RMA the board anyway.... So it is all up to you really on what you should do, if it was me I would grab different brand of ram first as it is the easiest thing to do.

    SFChief, do you want to run 4 more tests before you decide what to do? Should be quick, or at least could be quick just to be sure this is not a issue.

    Please test each module one at a time again in slot 1, then 3 with the above settings but make this change/changes >>
    Driving Strength ............................auto << Test once with 800 set, and once with Auto set (For each module, in each sot)


    @ ProfJim

    Why do you say RMA Ram anyway, nothing much I see says that for sure... I see plenty of tests showing Memtest86+ Pass module A and Module B, did I miss something somewhere? I am not putting down your thoughts, just asking

    Slots 1+3 is preferred because those are the default slots to be used for a few reasons. The board is electrically designed for those to be used first, as the CPU accesses the Dimm's in that order, and they are closest to the CPU so electrical skew would be minimal (not that it matters).

    That's why they are numbered, of course this is not a requirement 100% of the time. So yes you can use 2+4 often if you want, but not always is this possible.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    LSDme wrote:
    Why do you say RMA Ram anyway, nothing much I see says that for sure... I see plenty of tests showing Memtest86+ Pass module A and Module B, did I miss something somewhere? I am not putting down your thoughts, just asking
    No offense taken.

    We're all getting headaches looking at previous posts. My last post repeats what I've been saying throughout this thread, that is we can't definitely pinpoint the culprit, mobo? ram? SFChief, you, and I are all agreed that RMA-ing ram is the easiest thing to do.

    I've been involved in similar threads where 1066 memory didn't work, unless it was underclocked below 900 MHz. New memory (different brand or exact replacement) fixed the problem. In earlier testing, SFChiefs was Memtest86+ stable only up to 850 MHz (I don't remember which module/slot# combinations were used). I don't think that he has gone as far as using Prime95, OCCT, etc. for extended stabilty testing.

    SFChief initially had boot & stability issues. His original profile in post #5 (where slots 2 & 4 were used) was pretty close to correct, with a couple of needed changes. Go back & start at the beginning at your own risk (headaches).

    The main thing that bothers me is that the standard slot 1 & 3 combo almost always seemed to be troublesome. To me, this points to the mobo as the problem, but he also had issues with some tests involving slots 2 & 4. I don't recall the test results when he did 8 tests, testing each module in each of the 4 slots.

    I was hoping that his final test summary would include all the test results so that anyone following the thread could easily see the methodology used and the complete results.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Per LSDme's request...

    With the only change being Driving strength set at 800...

    Alpha stick in slot 1:
    • Memtest86 = errors early on
    • Boot = BSOD, reboot loop, windows error recovery, freeze
    Alpha stick in slot 3:
    • Memtest86 = errors immediately
    • Boot = BSOD, reboot loop, windows recovery error, but actually got into windows this time, then BSOD when trying to shut down, and more errors booting
    Beta stick in slot 1:
    • Memtest86 = errors immediately
    • Boot = BSOD, windows error recovery, freeze, shut down
    Beta stick in slot 3:
    • Memtest86 = errors during test 6 of first pass
    • Boot = windows error recovery, freeze, reset
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Changed the Driving strength to "auto"...


    Alpha stick in slot 1:
    • Memtest86 = OK (thru first pass (8 tests))
    • Boot = windows error recovery, then OK
    Alpha stick in slot 3:
    • Memtest86 = Errors early on
    • Boot = BSOD, reboot loops, windows error recovery
    Beta stick in slot 1:
    • Memtest86 = OK (thru 1 pass and into the 3rd test of the second pass)
    • Boot = OK
    Beta stick in slot 3:
    • Memtest86 = Errors during test 4 of first pass
    • Boot = windows recovery error, then successfully entered windows
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    Well, I know you dont want to hear it......

    But it looks as if your slot 3 is for sure bad to me. Or it could be the ram still, so not sure 100% either way without my own tests done in person.

    Do you have the cash to pickup another set of ram or borrow some to see if it is a bad slot or not? If so grab a set of 2x1 they are pretty cheap. I would advise you to pickup a different brand just to be sure as well

    If you do not have the spare cash to pickup some ram or cannot borrow some, let me know if you need the RMA info for Gigabyte and I can get that for you

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P issues with BIOS, boot & ET6 (Q9550 & 4GB 1066)

    LSDme wrote:
    Please test each module one at a time again in slot 1, then 3 with the above settings but make this change/changes >>
    Driving Strength ............................auto << Test once with 800 set, and once with Auto set (For each module, in each sot)
    I'm confused.
    SFChief's memory is 1066 rated.
    Wouldn't a better test be to use AUTO and 1066 (or OC-1200) driving strengths for the test while he's using your special test settings?
    It's my understanding that LOWER driving strength settings use TIGHTER memory timings.
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