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    Default GA-EP43-DS3 bios settings advice

    I'm can't get my Corsair memory working with the Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3. It's not on their official support list but I guess it should work with the right settings.

    It'll boot and the memory is recognised but Vista is behaving oddly. Taking ages to open winodws, close programs, blue screens etc. The memory is good according to memtest.

    Here's my current settings, most stuff was set at auto. I'm not looking to overclock for now, just looking for a stable system...

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3, Rev 1.0, Bios F9
    Cpu: E8200
    Ram: Corsair, Part# TWIN2X4096-8500C5, http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/T...096-8500C5.pdf
    Power Supply Unit: OCZ 500W Mod XStream Pro PSU

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [8X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: [2.66GHz (333x8)]

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100]

    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]

    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)--------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : 1066 (not changeable)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) ---------- : [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD ------------------- 7 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- 7 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS ------------------- 24 --------- : [Auto]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 68 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto]

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ------------ 8 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) -------- 7 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) -------- 9 --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    DDR Write Training --------------------- : [Auto]

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ------------ 8 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) -------- 7 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) -------- 9 --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    DDR Write Training --------------------- : [Auto]

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.22500V ---- : [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 Ref ------------ 0.900V ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [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 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]

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3 bios settings advice

    This should help get your system stable:

    The following settings should be set after you have loaded Optimized settings:

    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) --------------- : [Auto] <--- set to 100

    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to Standard when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU

    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.????? ------ : [Auto] <--- set to the 1.????? value displayed in your bios
    CPU Termination ---------- 1.200V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value displayed in your bios (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    CPU PLL ------------------ 1.500V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value displayed in your bios (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to 1.20 for 2x2GB ram (1.24 - 1.26, or 1.05 might be needed)

    ICH I/O ------------------ 1.500V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value displayed in your bios
    ICH Core ----------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value displayed in your bios

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the max rated ram voltage (for most memory)

    Advanced Settings -------- The following settings will improve system stability for overclocked systems.
    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 --------------- : [Enabled] <--- set to Disabled when overclocking (this must be enabled to flash or boot from a USB drive)

    These settings will eliminate many mobo problems unless there are hardware and/or cable connection problems.

    ===============

    Please do the following:

    1) List your system components in your signature.
    --> User CP tab (upper left corner of web page)
    --> select Edit Signature
    --> enter your hardware components (brand, model, etc.)
    --> include your bios version
    --> preview
    --> Save when complete
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
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    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3 bios settings advice

    Thanks for the reply.

    Ok, I loaded the optimized defaults and followed your recommendations but I'm still getting BSODs in Vista. The last one was SERVICE_SYSTEM_EXCEPTION.

    My updated settings look like this...

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3, Rev 1.0, Bios F9
    Cpu: E8200
    Ram: Corsair, Part# TWIN2X4096-8500C5, http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/T...096-8500C5.pdf
    Power Supply Unit: OCZ 500W Mod XStream Pro PSU

    Default settings for new setups that are not overclocked.

    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [8X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: [2.66GHz (333x8)]

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100]

    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]

    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : [800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)--------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : 1066 (not changeable)
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) ---------- : [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- 24 --------- : [15]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 68 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto]

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ------------ 8 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) -------- 7 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) -------- 9 --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    DDR Write Training --------------------- : [Auto]

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ------------ 8 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment --------- 0 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) -------- 8 --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) -------- 7 --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) -------- 9 --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control --------------- : [Auto]
    DDR Write Training --------------------- : [Auto]

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.22500V ---- : [1.22500V]
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V ----- : [1.200V]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V ----- : [1.500V]
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [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 ------- : [1.500V]

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.100V]
    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) ---------------- : [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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [Disabled]
    Last edited by Artzone; 05-24-2009 at 01:37 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3 bios settings advice

    With 2x2GB of memory, MCH Core often needs to be increased.
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V ----- : [1.200V] <-- 1.22 - 1.26 usually works, sometime memory will only work with 1.05 volts

    Try increasing MCH Core one step at a time.
    Are you using Memtest86+ for memory testing?
    Are you checking for system stability using Prime95, OCCT, Orthos, or Intel Burn Test (IBT)?
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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