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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    Sorry to hear that.

    As soon as you jump the pins, go into the BIOS and load Optimised Defaults, followed by immediately setting the apropriate voltage for your RAM and setting MCH core to 1.2v.

    If that doesn't work, remove from the case and see if it will. A board working outside a case and not inside points to a short. There may be metal (either the mobo tray or one of the metal risers the screws go into) joining parts of the mobo that it shouldn't.

    Fingers crossed!
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    did a few tests. and now im confirmed. its the stupid usb external hard drive. i have the whole system back together now, without the USB hard drive and i can boot up fine.

    but with the usb hard drive it wont boot.....wtf

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    Aha! Could you try something?

    On the Integrated Peripherals page of the BIOS, disable the "Legacy USB storage detect" setting and see if it will boot without freezing.

    Your USB drive will still work in windows just fine, however you won't be able to save your BIOS profiles to this drive, or use QFlash from USB unless you re-enable it.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    ok ill try that as soon as i restart the computer.

    i really dont have any bios profiles or use q-flash. so that shouldnt be a problem.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    i think my external drive it just effed

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    tried plugging my external into my netbook (which is what i have been using to diagnose this problem) and it doesnt work on there either, i get an icon that says "this device has malfunctioned"

    WEIRD, i just had a set of speakers crap out on my yesterday that were plugged into the same surge protector as this external hard drive. im thinking theres a correlation between the two.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    Did disabling Legacy USB not work then? Shame, You could always just plug it in when in Windows if you need to use it. It might not be broken, possible it doesn't like the board, or the board doesn't like it.

    Sounds strange. You may possibly have a duff surge protector then. May be prudent to replace it as soon as you can, as even the good quality ones are cheap. Are you in the USA? I'm in the UK so I'm not really sure what US mains power plugs look like. Do the plugs have fuses in them like ours do? If so could you change the plug on the surge protector, or the fuse. A long shot but it may do the trick.

    RE overclocking. Not trying to persuade you to do so, but if required I'd be happy to supply you with a full BIOS profile to get you up and running at 3GHz. This would require very low voltages, and likely will result in no real increase in temps.

    I say this as I'm a gamer too, and it makes a huge difference. For me, in Far Cry 2 for example, at my desired settings and a resolution of 1680x1050 I got the following frame rates in the benchmark tool (using DirectX9):

    At 2.33GHz:

    Average - 52 FPS
    Maximum - 74 FPS
    Minimum - 29 FPS

    At 3GHz:
    Average - 76 FPS
    Maximum - 97 FPS
    minimum - 58 FPS

    Gains for me drop off after 3.2GHz, and no change between 3.2 and 3.4GHz, meaning I'm now (as it should be) GPU bound in this game.

    I have seen other similar improvements across most games. Fallout 3 was nasty to play outside areas before my overclock, and now on max settings I'm usually at 60fps, and never below 45 ever.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    yea i tossed the surge protector. lol

    and about the overclocking. funny you should say that, cuz i was gonna ask you to help me out with overclocking. hahaha. im not uberleetzor like some people. :D

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    Try tfor a nice gentle 3GHz first. Voltages will be very reasonable, on the low side for even some chips running at stock.

    I'd advise not to go above this with stock cooling.

    As always, please Google for the following programs:

    CPU-Z
    RealTemp
    Prime95
    Memset

    Install these before you start to overclock, and make a note of the temperatures at idle (after being switched on for ~5 min) and load, while using Prime 95. Prime will ask you what you're using the program for, so tell it "Just Stress testing". To load all four CPUs simply go to Options --> Torture Test, then choose Blend from the choice of three and ok/start. Let it run for 5 minutes and record the load temo then.

    It's important to test temperatures before you start overclocking both to see the base temps for your CPU (always handy to know), and to verify your Heatsink and fan are seated properly. Very high temps at idle and load at stock mean problems, usually to do with those damned Intel "push-pin" type coolers.

    If you do this first, then post your temps I would feel better rather than giving you the 3GHz settings and everything running too hot.
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    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
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    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P bricked? wtf

    ok im gonna work on getting those things installed. and ill post back when i have some temps to report.

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