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    Default gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    hey guys, im having some random freezing with a sound loop. heres how it sounds like YouTube - pc freezing sound loop, i get a hard lock, sound stutters, and the only way to resolve it is reset the pc.
    i've set my mch to 1.2v after this error, before it was 1.16, so i dont know if ill get it again.

    pc specs are:
    gigabyte ep45 ds3l
    intel q9300 2.5ghz / stock
    4 x 1 gb ocz reaper 1066mhz
    wd 640gb aaks
    palit radeon 4850 sonic
    antec truepower trio 3 650watt
    zalman cnps 9500
    vista ultimate 64bit


    some major bios settings:
    dram performance set to normal
    mch 1.20v
    5 5 5 18 ram timings
    dram voltage 2.0


    anybody have a clue to what this error is? i have already bought a new hard drive, the wd640aaks which i thought fixed the problem, but it happened again in fallout 3. my previous hard drive was a seagate 500gb, it was not affected by that bug that was happening.

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    So why did you replace the Seagate? Just wondering since you say it was not a issue, but you think your new WD may be.

    Does this only happen in games?

    Can you please tell me what BIOS you are using, and then give me a link to your memory or the Model # and I will see if I can advise you some better settings.

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    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)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     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.........................:6/7-10 333/B MCH - 8/9-12 400/D MCH
     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
    
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much.  Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65.  Auto is fine if not overclocking
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    oh i forgot to mention that i thought the seagate hd was the issue, but looks like it wasnt. ill fill out the template once i reboot the pc, and the freeze can happen any time.
    ram link - OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC Edition

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    K, just wondered about the drive. It's likely some settings is all then if it happens anytime and not just in a game

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    right, so i may not have to buy new ram, i hope, i sorta dont want to if i dont have to.
    Gigabyte EP-45-DS3L
    Intel Q9300 stock
    OCZ Reaper 4 x 1GB 1066mhz
    Palit Radeon 4850 Sonic
    Antec TruePower Trio 3 650W

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    Well, Maybe not. Have you tested each stick at stock settings one by one? If not, I would do so. Use the Latest Memtest86+ 2.11 here >>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Load optimized defaults and then set ONLY your ram voltage and reboot back to the BIOS. Then set your SATA/Disk settings again as they will be back to defaults. Then go into MIT section and set manually ONLY the ram voltage to spec, set the memory multi to what Equals the ram speed, then the main timings to spec, and put performance enhance on standard and run 5-10 passes on each stick one at a time. Then you will know if they are ok or not

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    ok ill try that, and before i do, ill get the bios settings i have for u, jsut now, helping a friend with a video, thanks for the help :)
    Gigabyte EP-45-DS3L
    Intel Q9300 stock
    OCZ Reaper 4 x 1GB 1066mhz
    Palit Radeon 4850 Sonic
    Antec TruePower Trio 3 650W

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto 
    CPU Clock Ratio .........................7 x 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.50ghz (333x7.5)
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz    333
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:[Auto]
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 700mV
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 700mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0 ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0 ps
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: [auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .....................................5
    tRP.......................................5
    tRAS........................................18 
    
    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first.  Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................4
    tWTR...........................................4
    tWR............................................8
    tRFC...........................................56
    tRTP...........................................4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:0
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:Auto
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto 
    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 
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto 
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:Auto 
    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 
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto 
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    
    CPU
    CPU Vcore......1.23750V.......:Auto
    
    CPU Termination….. 1.200V*.....:auto
    
    CPU PLL.........1.500V*.......:auto
    
    CPU Referen.....0.755V*.......:auto
    
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.200v 
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: auto
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: auto
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: auto
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.000v
    
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled]
    
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[enabled]
    these are all my settings ;)

    edit - testing ram now, ok if i left the systme memory multiplier at auto? not sure how that thing works...
    Last edited by SuppA-SnipA; 04-06-2009 at 05:57 AM.

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    all 4 sticks passed memtest 86, 10 passes each stick
    Gigabyte EP-45-DS3L
    Intel Q9300 stock
    OCZ Reaper 4 x 1GB 1066mhz
    Palit Radeon 4850 Sonic
    Antec TruePower Trio 3 650W

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    Default Re: gigabyte ep45-ds3l with random freezing and sound loop

    I see your issue. Start ALL Over, sorry man!

    Please load Optimized Defaults and set your ram voltage ONLY to 2.1, then save and apply and reboot BACK to the BIOS. Once in the BIOS check/set your SATA/Disk settings and then make any changes you want to. Then give me your settings all over again. Looks like you are starting from Fail Safe settings and that is not good, many hidden and visible settings will be set incorrectly

    Please feel free to set your ram timings how you had them, and also please give me a screenshot of this program so I can see what Auto tRD is giving you >>
    Tweakers.fr ~ Memset

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