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    Default Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    Hey guys I am having problems overclocking my pc. I have read all the threads regarding my hardware (mobo/cpu) it this forum and others and still can't achieve a stable clock on normal or any voltages.

    Apart from the above mentioned mobo and cpu I also have 2x2 a-data 1066+ sticks of ram.
    The peculiar thing is that I have ran 12 hours of prime x64 on lower voltages from the ones below and no errors, but it just so happened that after a restart or a shutdown my pc would freeze instantly after starting a test, so I decided to increase the voltages and see where that leads.
    Well, it lead to no more instant crashes after a res or shutdown or prime, but in a few hours of gaming I still hot the BSOD.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Turbo
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: 0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.65ghz

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 430Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 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...................: [Turbo but with tweaks for lower tRead / or Standard but with higher tread (cause it goes all the way to 13]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: mult. for 1030Mhz
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1030
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................: 5
    tRCD .........................................: 5
    tRP'...........................................: 5
    tRAS..........................................: 15

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................:3
    tWTR..........................................:3
    tWR............................................:4
    tRFC...........................................:52
    tRTP...........................................:4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8
    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:8

    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.35

    CPU Termination….............:1.32 or 1.34
    CPU PLL…………………...........:1.55
    CPU Referen.…………...........:according % of termination
    CPU Reference2………..........:according % of termination


    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core……………...............: 1.2-1.24 (either way, doesn't matter)
    MCH Reference….……............:auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.….................:auto
    ICH I/O………………................:1.50
    ICH Core…………...…............:1.1

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……...............: 2.24

    EIST and C1 are turned off.

    The problem with the ram is that it can't run even 1mhz above 1066, so setting it to 1070 or 1080 is not in the realm of possibilities :)
    That's why I run it at 1030.
    The CPU has ran for about 8hours without errors @ bios voltage of 1,331,
    however after a restart or shutdown it eventually froze on me. It became less of an issue @ 1,35v. I tried to lower termination but below 1,26 I get a shutdown instead of a restart which sets bios settings to optimized.
    The ram's working voltages are between 2.1 and 2.3 with default timings of
    5 6 6 15. As for the advanced timing controls I have managed to lower them even below the stated without any errors in memtest, but I have stuck with these, given that you've guys recommended them as a minimum.


    Is it normal for the cpu to require so much voltage for so little overclocking, I mean what if I wanted to go to 4ghz :D
    After numerous restarts with changing timings, voltages, running memtests and what i thought stable prime tests at some point in time I still got a BSOD and am now I'm convinced that the machine is unclockable, after all a tried every parameter there is and eventually in a few days or weeks or after a restart it crashed inexplicably.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    What strap are you using for your memory? Be sure it's not A or C.
    Also, try using 9x multi for CPU and 425 FSB. With you current settings that should get you to 3.825GHz without any problems. And try decreasing the Vtt, maybe try 1.1V, that worked for some of us.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    I'm using a B strap - 2.40B to be exact.
    And I can't start windows up even by using a 1,3625 vcore and 1,34 termination (and these are bios settings, not cpuz), so 425 fsb and 3,82ghz are off the table. Besides I explained that I have to use a 1,35 vcore to get it to run stable after a restart or shutdown, so it's kind of unlikely that 1,35would be enough for 3,82ghz regardless of the FSB.
    But thanks anyway. Obviously I have a cpu from the bad-unclockable batch.

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    I thought the same thing about the CPU until this morning. No matter what i did, i couldn't get it to run stable at higher than 3.6GHz, which verry odd, I could do without any voltage adjustments (just increasing FSB to 400MHz and setting everything else to Normal). I thought it could be the CPU's fault or the MB not going higher on the FSB (i've read a couple reviews about my MB and people complaining they can't go over 395-400 FSB). Than, someone over here posted that his OC is far more stable when using 1.1V CPU Termination. So i said, why not, let's give it a try. So i adjusted that in BIOS, and now I'm runing 3.825GHz with 1.325VCore. Even though the PC would POST and get into Windows and games at 1.300V, because of large Vdroop it's not too stable under Prime or Orthos.
    So, just for the fun, try lowering Vtt to 1.1V and use a D multi strap, for me it seemed far more stable than B strap. Everything else you have there seems pretty much OK for me. And why would you say 425MHz FSB is off reach? You're using 430 right now. So, up the multi to 9, lower FSB to 425MHz and give it a try. Oh, and change Robust Graphic Booster to Fast, and make sure USB Legacy is Deactivated.
    And I think you should lower that VRAM. My A-DATA 800+ does 1066MHz with 1.94V and 5-5-5-15 (but it seems it has D9 chips).
    Last edited by morph; 04-28-2009 at 09:31 PM.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    1. Tried 1.10 Vtt, as well as 1.14 , 1.16 , 1,20 and all others up to 1,34 , and it doesn' t matter, I ain't getting in windows @ 3,82ghz.
    2. I don't know how familiar you are with the straps on the DS4, but using a D would mean I get stuck at 2.00D or 2.66D, which means 850hz for the memory or well above 1066+ and the limits that I can reach.
    3. My a-data can't even boot under 2,20v if running @1066, so it is pointless to try lower voltages, especially at these timings.
    4. I don't care about getting above 3,6ghz as long as I get to clock my mobo and ram, 3,6 is enough for me, at least for now and that is why i would prefer an even higher fsb than 425 compared to a bigger multiplier.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    D strap has more then 2.00 and 2.66, also 3.33 >>>



    *EDIT*

    Ohh, sorry I see you knew that, just meant your ram would not use more then those two.

    Can you please post me again your exact BIOS settings, and a link to your ram and I will advise.

    So you do want 3.6 only? Just checking to be sure before I advise back, or if you want I can advise 3.6 and 4Ghz as you can easily do either

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    This is my ram
    4GB DDR2-1066 Ram Kit (2 x 2GB. PC2 8500. 5-5-5-15)
    the specs are at the bottom, however the operating voltage is between 2.1 and 2.3.

    EDITED

    Here are the specs I have currently, and they were stable for more than an hour of prime x64 and a memtest. But as soon as I shutdown and got back into windows in a matter of seconds after I started prime I got a BSOD.
    I don't mind getting 4ghz if it's safe, I do have a Xigmatek 1284 and a well- ventilated case, so my temps are good. But most of all I want settings that aren't going to make the system crash after a shutdown or restart. So both 3,6ghz and 4ghz if it's possible, so I can try them.
    As I said I have tested successfully on much lower voltages and gotten more than 8hrs but as soon as I res the sys crashes if I start testing again.
    Also I have tested after setting each of the advanced memory timings with memtest, so I'm not sure that increasing them will help, given that I don't get errors with the current settings.
    Not too sure about the 435fsb and the 3,69ghz, but @ 430 and 3,65 the system has been stable for weeks of 24/7 use...til I eventually have to restart :)

    Here are my bios settings at the moment

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 8
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: 0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.69ghz

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 435Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 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...................: [Turbo but with tweaks for higher value of tRead, auto@turbo is 6]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1044
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................: 5
    tRCD .........................................: 5
    tRP'...........................................: 5
    tRAS..........................................: 15

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................:3
    tWTR..........................................:3
    tWR............................................:4
    tRFC...........................................:52
    tRTP...........................................:4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8
    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile ......................1066

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:8

    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile .......................1066

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.35

    CPU Termination….............: 1.34
    CPU PLL…………………...........:1.5
    CPU Referen.…………...........:0.813 <<< .61% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………..........:0.880 <<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)


    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core……………...............: 1.2
    MCH Reference….……............:auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.….................:auto
    ICH I/O………………................:1.50
    ICH Core…………...…............:1.1

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……...............: 2.22

    EIST and C1 are turned off.

    PS.:
    I don't know if it's relevant but I have a flash drive plugged as a readyboost drive and my cpus serial no starts with q815a.
    Thanks for the help in advance :)
    Last edited by artox_rzx; 04-30-2009 at 03:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    I would remove the readyboot drive until you are stable, that way you know it has nothing to do with your issues.

    Did you ever test these sticks at stock manually set timings/voltages one by one to be sure you did not get sent a faulty stick

    You may be giving your ram too much voltage, 2.3 is only the warrantied amount not what is needed to run stable. You may have better luck with 2.1V as 2.2V and above is VERY Hot and I only advise using that if you have a fan directly over the ram. But then again, yes it may need at least 2.2V as it could be made with cheaper chips that need the full 2.2 to run at stock spec

    Performance Enhance Turbo could be your issue, Vtt (Temrination) voltage could be the issue, could be not enough MCH Voltage.

    Or it could be that you are using the B strap above 400 FSB, not all ram will run stable like that and A-DATA is a cheaper brand and you have high rated voltage for those specs so it could be cheaper Chips in there as well. So maybe try D multi's and see if things progress any easier for you

    Here is what I would advise for 3.6 and 4Ghz

    3.6

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: auto or fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: 0.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.6

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 401Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 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 ..............: 2.66D
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................: 5
    tRCD .........................................: 5
    tRP'...........................................: 5
    tRAS..........................................: 15/18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................:3
    tWTR..........................................:3-4
    tWR............................................:4-6
    tRFC...........................................:52-62
    tRTP...........................................:3-4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:8/9-10
    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile ......................1066

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:8/9-10

    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile .......................1066

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.35 More possibly, some need more than others and this is less in windows at idle and even less then that at load. Maybe 1.35-1.425

    CPU Termination….............: 1.34 << May be to much, you should not need above 1.32 until after 500+ FSB. I would say 1.26-1.32 lower of course for 3.6

    CPU PLL…………………...........:1.5-1.58
    CPU Referen.…………...........:0.813 <<< .61% Of Vtt (Termination above) AUTO
    CPU Reference2………..........:0.880 <<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) AUTO

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core……………...............: 1.2-1.3 (1.22-1.24 likely good)
    MCH Reference….……............:auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.….................:auto
    ICH I/O………………................:1.50-1.55
    ICH Core…………...…............:1.14-1.2

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……...............: 2.22-2.3 (I would still test out 2.1 myself, but maybe later you can do that).

    4Ghz to follow

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    4Ghz

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: auto or fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: 0.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 4.05

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 450Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 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 ..............: 2.40B ~ (If no luck you may need to use 2.00B or 2.00D for 900Mhz, or change up CPU multi for lower or higher FSB such as 8x500 using 2.00B/D multi or 8.5x470 using 2.00B/D )
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 1080 + See above comment
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................: 5
    tRCD .........................................: 5
    tRP'...........................................: 5
    tRAS..........................................: 15/18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................:3
    tWTR..........................................:3-4
    tWR............................................:4-6
    tRFC...........................................:52-62
    tRTP...........................................:3-4
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:9-10
    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile ......................1066

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:9-10

    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 ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps

    Driving strength profile .......................1066

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................: 1.375-1.425

    CPU Termination….............: 1.28-1.32
    CPU PLL…………………...........:1.5-1.58
    CPU Referen.…………...........:0.813 <<< .61% Of Vtt (Termination above) AUTO
    CPU Reference2………..........:0.880 <<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) AUTO

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core……………...............: 1.2-1.3 (1.22-1.24 likely good)
    MCH Reference….……............:auto
    MCH/DRAM Ref.….................:auto
    ICH I/O………………................:1.50-1.55
    ICH Core…………...…............:1.14-1.2

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……...............: 2.2-2.3

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    Default Re: Gigabyte ep45 ds4 and e8400 overclocking problems

    First of, let me say thanks for the suggestions.

    Second - I found out that my cpu is unable to get anywhere near 4ghz, be it even 3,93ghz, at least with this PPL and vcore settings that you've suggested. (3,93ghz @ 1,40 - no good, and 3,99/4,05 @ 1,42 - the same)

    The chipset can't start windows at 450, 470 or 500 fsb with a northbridge voltage of 1,24 and the ICH - I/O and Core from the suggested settings. So I've decided to abandon a higher fsb than 435, because I don't want to pour too much voltage on the chipset.

    The good news is that the ram, using a PL of 8, instead of the predefined extreme profile of 6 doesn't need that much juice and works fine at 2,1v.
    However that still doesn't mean it can go as far as 1080 or above, maybe if I lower the PL it could, but I haven't tested.

    The most testing I've done has been on my own settings. I increased the vcore with one step to 1,356 v and decreased the the termination to 1,26. What I've noticed is that decreasing the termination and leaving the vcore at 1,3500 results in a loop after a restart and resets bios settings to default, but when the vcore is 1,356v there are no problems.

    So, to sum it up I' currently running with same setting as before, apart from the vcore, dimm voltage, temination and the ICH core, which I increased from 1,1 to 1,14 as you suggested.

    I have a few more questions if you don't mind, if my system stays stable, that is :)

    1. )Are there any downsides to running a B strap above a FSB of 400 except a possible instability?

    2.) Aren't my settings better for 3,6ghz, meaning a FSB more that 401 for a full system overclock being better than only increasing the multiplier to get more out of the CPU.

    3.) Why do timings in bios and in memset differ so much and is it possible to set lower timings in the bios that the ones suggested or do I use memset, or leave them altogether?

    4.) I know that running the energy saving features in bios and the software leads to an unstable system when OC-ed, but why, given that after an overclock it only regulates the mosfets? Some people think that it's useless, but when running 24/7 every bit saved counts, right ;)?

    Thanks :)
    Last edited by artox_rzx; 04-30-2009 at 08:17 PM.

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