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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Ok, I connected one SATAII drive in turn and booted into HDAT2 (Just to check the HPA status), this left me with a HPA partition on each drive and with them all the same size.

    I have the BIOS set as follows...


    This is the error given by HDAT2 when trying to erase the HPA on the primary drive (It works ok on any of the others)...


    It looks to me like the Motherboard checks the Primary drive everytime it is powered on and if there is no HPA data it is created (Even with it disabled in the BIOS).
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
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    Morning Lsd, thanks for the further help.

    As you know my next aim for this system is to Overclock to a reliable speed.

    My current CPU cooler is the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 (I think that's what it's called!). I have had a quick play with Easytune6 and option 1 gave me 3.2GHz (Windows showed it as 2.4GHz to 3.2GHz!?!).

    I guess what I need now is one of these BIOS Profiles to apply the correct settings to get me started if that is at all possible.

    Thanks again...D-an-W
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    That very well could be with the dual BIOS setups without the BIOS's that allow you to disable it. Which BIOS (W/ or W/out the setting available) was you using in the above test?

    Did you try the program I linked? It should work no matter the drive

    Here is some settings for you to start with for 3.2, CPU voltages you will of course need to find on your own >>>

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3208
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 401Mhz
    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 ..............: 2.00B = 802Mhz (Can try 2.40B = 960 later if you like)
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD ........................................ 5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS.........................................15/18
    
    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...........................................3-4
    tWTR..........................................3-6
    tWR............................................4-6
    tRFC...........................................52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-5
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................800/1066 Benchmark/test both last, set 800 for now
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:6-10
     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.........................:6-10
     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….……….........................:1.2-1.55 All up to your Chip, and if you are using LLC enabled or not.  I would say maybe 1.25-1.425 actual shown in CPU-z may be good, maybe less maybe more though.  You can guess a starting point by checking in CPU-z to see what value is set when you use Easytune to set 3.2, then start there and go down until it fails then back up a few
    
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << 1.225-1.45 (1.225-1.4 should be good for 3.2-3.4)
    
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << 1.5-1.6 (Stock of 1.5 or whatever stock is for your CPU should be good until 3.4-3.6+)
    
    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...........: << 1.2-1.3 (1.20-1.24 should be good)
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< 1.55
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< 1.14-1.2
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0-2.1
    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: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Thanks for the Template Lsd, I will apply it this evening.

    I was using F4 for the test, I can clear the HPA on any of the drives as long as it's not the first (primary) drive. The HPA does not reappear on the drive unless I make it the primary drive, even with it set to Backup-BIOS in the menu.
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Good luck with the overclock.

    Ya, I just read that on some models/BIOS's disabled or not it will write to the drives. So if you are using a RAID Array let the BIOS do it's thing before you create your arrays.

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    Cheers, it's not a problem now I know what is doing it and why.
    Is there a way to force the BIOS to update the backup with the currently loaded version so I have it on each drive? I think I saw Alt-F12 mentioned somewhere...
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Just tried those settings and I coudn't get Vista 64 to boot!

    Where you gave a range in the Motherboard Voltage Control section I chose the lower end of the settings, using the F9 BIOS.

    I checked the voltage with option 1 selected in EasyTune6 / Quickboost it read initially 1.440v but dropped to 1.408v with the CPU @ 100% on both cores.

    Here is my template using mostly the "Optimised" settings, Lsd if you could make the required changes it would be great...
    Code:
    *************************************
    *************************************
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (Rev. 1.0) - F9
    *************************************
    *************************************
    
    ******************************
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) 
    ******************************
    Robust Graphics Booster ..............: [Auto] 
    CPU Clock Ratio ......................: [9X] 
    CPU Frequency ........................: 2.40GHz( 266x9) 
    
    ********** Clock Chip Control ********
    
    >>>>>  Standard Clock Control 
    CPU Host Clock Control................: [Disabled] 
    x CPU Host Frequency(Mhz).............: 266
    PCI Express Frequency(Mhz)............: [Auto] 
    C.I.A.2...............................: [Disabled] 
    
    >>>>> Advanced Clock Control..........: [Press Enter] 
    CPU Clock Drive.......................: [800mV] 
    PCI Express Clock Drive...............: [900mV] 
    CPU Clock Skew........................: [  0ps] 
    MCH Clock Skew........................: [  0ps] 
    
    ******** DRAM Performance Control ********
    
    Performance Enhance...................: [Turbo]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch................: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)........: [Auto]
    Memory Frequency(Mhz).....800.........: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)..........: [Auto]
    
    >>>>> Standard Timing Control
    x CAS Latency Time....................:  5 Auto
    x tRCD ...............................:  5 Auto
    x tRP.................................:  5 Auto
    x tRAS................................: 18 Auto
    
    >>>>> Advanced Timing Control.........: [Press Enter] 
    x tRRD................................: [ 3] Auto
    x tWTR................................: [ 3] Auto
    x tWR.................................: [ 6] Auto
    x tRFC................................: [42] Auto
    x tRTP................................: [ 3] Auto
    x Command Rate (CMD) .................: [ 0] Auto
    
    >>>>> Channel A Timing Settings.......: [Press Enter] 
    x Static tRead Value..................: [ 5] Auto
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...............: [ 0] Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...............: [ 0] Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..............: [ 1] Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...............: [ 1] Auto
    
    x Trd2rd(Different Rank)..............: [ 6] Auto
    x Twr2wr(Different Rank)..............: [ 6] Auto
    x Twr2rd(Different Rank)..............: [ 5] Auto
    x Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..............: [ 8] Auto
    
    x DIMM1 Clock Skew Control (ps).......: [  ] Auto
    x DIMM2 Clock Skew Control (ps).......: [  ] Auto
    x DDR Write Training..................: [  ] Auto
    
    >>>>> Channel A Driving Settings......: [Press Enter] 
    x Driving Strength Profile............: Auto
    
    x Data Driving Pull-Up Level..........: Auto
    x Cmd Driving Pull-Up level...........: Auto
    x Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level..........: Auto
    x Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...........: Auto
    
    x Data Driving Pull-Down Level........: Auto
    x Cmd Driving Pull-Down level.........: Auto
    x Ctrl Driving Pull-Down Level........: Auto
    x Clk Driving Pull-Down Level.........: Auto
    
    >>>>> Channel B Timing Settings.......: [Press Enter] 
    x Static tRead Value..................: [ 5] Auto
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...............: [ 0] Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...............: [ 0] Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..............: [ 1] Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...............: [ 1] Auto
    
    x Trd2rd(Different Rank)..............: [ 6] Auto
    x Twr2wr(Different Rank)..............: [ 6] Auto
    x Twr2rd(Different Rank)..............: [ 5] Auto
    x Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..............: [ 8] Auto
    
    x DIMM1 Clock Skew Control (ps).......: [  ] Auto
    x DIMM2 Clock Skew Control (ps).......: [  ] Auto
    x DDR Write Training..................: [  ] Auto
    
    >>>>> Channel B Driving Settings......: [Press Enter] 
    x Driving Strength Profile............: Auto
    
    x Data Driving Pull-Up Level..........: Auto
    x Cmd Driving Pull-Up level...........: Auto
    x Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level..........: Auto
    x Clk Driving Pull-Up Level...........: Auto
    
    x Data Driving Pull-Down Level........: Auto
    x Cmd Driving Pull-Down level.........: Auto
    x Ctrl Driving Pull-Down Level........: Auto
    x Clk Driving Pull-Down Level.........: Auto
    
    ****** Motherboard Voltage Control ******
    
    Voltage Types..........Normal...........Current
    -----------------------------------------------
    >>> CPU
    Load-Line Calibration.................: [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore..............1.32500V.......: [Auto]
    CPU Termination........1.200V.........: [Auto]
    CPU PLL................1.500V.........: [Auto]
    CPU Reference..........0.760V.........: [Auto]
    >>> MCH/ICH
    MCH Core...............1.100V.........: [Auto]
    MCH Reference..........0.760V.........: [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Reference.....0.900V.........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O................1.500V.........: [Auto]
    ICH Core...............1.100V.........: [Auto]
    >>> DRAM
    DRAM Voltage...........1.800V.........: [Auto]
    DRAM Termination.......0.900V.........: [Auto]
    Channel A Reference....0.900V.........: [Auto]
    Channel B Reference....0.900V.........: [Auto]
    
    ******** Advanced BIOS Features ********
    Hard Disk Boot Priority...............: [Press Enter]
    First Boot Device.....................: [Floppy]
    Second Boot Device....................: [Hard Disk]
    Third Boot Device.....................: [CDROM]
    Password Check........................: [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability.............: [Enabled]
    CPU Multi-Threading...................: [Enabled]
    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]
    Delay For HDD (Secs)..................: [ 0]
    Full Screen LOGO Show.................: [Disabled]
    Init Display First....................: [PCI]
    
    ******** Integrated Peripherals ********
    USB Keyboard Function.................: [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Function....................: [Enabled]
    USB Storage Function..................: [Enabled]
    Last edited by D-an-W; 04-29-2009 at 06:10 AM. Reason: Template added
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    I also forgot to mention that I am currently using an IDE drive to boot from with no other HDD's attached and just one DVD±RW drive attached (Also IDE).

    I guess I will have to try Quickboost again and try and find out more about the other voltages it alters to achieve booting...
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Quote Originally Posted by D-an-W View Post
    Cheers, it's not a problem now I know what is doing it and why.
    Is there a way to force the BIOS to update the backup with the currently loaded version so I have it on each drive? I think I saw Alt-F12 mentioned somewhere...
    Yes, press ALT + F12 at bootup and you will be able to copy the current MAIN BIOS Into the Backup BIOS

    Where I posted ranges, for most any of them you need to start with the upper end not the lower end. Please try again, with all the upper end of my suggestions.

    Then if you have issues, please tell me what the issue is (Like BSOD After windows starts or before, ect) and then post me the exact settings you tried that failed and I will advise back

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P (F9) - Backup BIOS Recovery Source?

    Thanks, I guess I was just trying to be conservative!

    Where I don't have a choice for the exact max figure should I choose the next one up or down of it?
    Last edited by D-an-W; 04-29-2009 at 02:49 PM.
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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