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    Default New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Hi y'all, hope someone can help me work out the issues I am having;

    First, let me say I am a system builder, custom rigs for specific applications for a limited set of customers. I have had a couple of customers inquiring about P45 chipsets and DDR3, so I decided to build one myself and see how they worked out. Stability over the long term is a priority, most of the systems I build are not overclocked, unless the customer specifically requests it. I use Gigabyte boards almost exclusively, I have always had great luck with them...until now.

    I built this to test, evaluate and get a baseline to work with, after reading up on it online a little:

    EP45T-UD3LR; I didn't need SLI or Crossfire, and most of my cutomers don't either so single PCI-E 16 is perfect, it's DDR3 and good to 2000 MHz, seemed a good choice, and it's cheap enough to make a profit on. BIOS version is F5.

    Q6600 G0 Stepping; Old tried and true, ran it for a year on a P35-DS4 R2.1 with no issues whatsoever, a little clock tweaking and this chip can be anything, great for base lining performance.

    OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600, 4 Gig Kit, 2x2 Gig; Again, tried and true brand for me.

    XFX GTX260 Black Edition; One of the hottest deals around and great bang for the buck.

    Rosewill 850 PSU; These again are tried and true for me, good, stable and efficient PSU's. A little overkill maybe, but takes a lack of power out of the equation.

    80 Gig Seagate SATA HDD; mostly for testing, I have 2 500 Gigs as well.

    Yeah, I know this is long but here we go. I assembled it on the bench, powered it up, checked settings in BIOS, everything on Auto, Optimised Defaults except for enabling AHCI and proceeded to install Vista x64. It took 3 attempts to get a workable install. I even switched to another HDD to see if I had a defective one.

    After installing windows, I tried a few applications and a couple of games, while watching Everest for any sign of problems. It is horrific, totally unstable. Prime 95 crashes in minutes. Fallout 3 and Crysis lock within a few minutes, Adobe Premiere bluescreens, even Media player has problems. Using DES locks the machine up in seconds.

    As set in BIOS, as I said, Optimised Defaults which should run just about anything;
    CPU Core shows 1.258 in PC Health, VID is 1.2875? Loadline is disabled.
    RAM is at 1.70v, 7.7.7.18, Turbo, again, the Auto setting.
    MCH is at 1.1v.

    Now, it is pretty obvious that the board is undervolting the CPU, so I tried setting it manually to 1.2875 and Enabling Loadline, no dice, still shows 1.258 and unstable. Bringing the VCore to 1.3125 gives me 1.280 in PC Health, but it is still unstable, though not as bad.

    Ok, I think maybe 1066 FSB is just too slow for a DDR3 board, I take it to 1333, which is 3.0, RAM settings 7.7.7.24, it takes 1.3375 Vcore (Shows 1.296 in Everest), 1.30v Termination, 1.65v CPU PLL, 1.260v MCH Voltage, everything else on Auto. System is rock stable as long as EIST and C1E are disabled.

    I figure, ok, 1600 might work out too, and it does, setting the CPU Core to 1.35, divider to 7, FSB at 402, RAM at 7/7/7/24, 1608MHz, 1.9v (OCZ Spec), It is a prime example of a high bandwidth machine, and is rock stable, seems to be the sweet spot for this combo.

    After a little work and a couple of weeks, I finally found a combination of settings that worked at 1066 FSB but it shouldn't have been this much work. Mind you, each step of the way, I ran Memtest86+ v.2, only time I got memory errors was when I tried to drop the DDR3 voltage below OCZ's spec. At 1066, the RAM set at 5.5.5.18, 1.7v, Standard, MCH at 1.24v, VCore at 1.3125v, CPU Termination at 1.3v, CPU PLL at 1.65, C1E and EIST off.

    Now, of course, I can't sell them like this. I need to be able to ship these out in a state where if for some reason my customers have to clear CMOS, it will run at the default settings.

    I am open to suggestions, is the Q6600 not a good choice for these boards? Should I avoid 1066 FSB chips on these? Could anyone suggest a better board for the Q6600, preferably with a single PCI-E 16 and DDR3?
    Last edited by ltdrifter; 07-10-2009 at 07:17 PM.

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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Using the recommend settings in this post will eliminate most stability issues with a "standard" setup.

    Use Performance Enhance = Standard while you're dialing in the optimal setup.
    In some cases, using Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) = Enhanced can lead to serious dram over-volting

    The cpu vdroop you reported is normal for the EP45 motherboards.

    Your tuning issues are probably due to the ram that you're using. Another brand or model might work better. You might want to look at the (limited) Gigabyte memory QVL listing for your mobo.

    You might have an easier time running at 415MHz with the 3.20B memory multiplier with tighter memory timings.

    When you ship your completed build to a customer, you should provide a single saved bios profile that they can load and apply if they need to clear cmos and/or re-load optimized settings.
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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Ok, ProfJim, I'll give those recommended settings shot, though as I said, I did find a combination that worked, without C1E/EIST support which I am hoping to be able to get to work. It just seems I had to run the CPU Core considerably higher than stock (1.2875) to get it stable.

    I also noticed that either DES or EasyTune6 gave me an issue with the Core voltage, I'm not sure which one, but when I installed them, the Core voltage dropped in windows, and instability increased, even worse than it was without them.

    Been running it at 1608 FSB, 16:8, for a week now, prime stable 24 hours, no memtest errors even with multiple passes, rock stable in games. Still can't help wondering if this board has an issue with 1066 FSB CPUs.

    I'll go back to stock and give it another go around, and post a BIOS template to look at.

    As far as the RAM QVL goes, I may pick up a set of OCZ's DDR3 1800, which is on the list, and try it but it'll be a couple of weeks. I just got an i7 order in and will have to wait until I get paid for it.

    Here's what is working at 1608, I'll get back here in a bit with some at what should be stock speed.

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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    With respect, you seem to be a little fixated on core voltage. I can tell you with 99% certainty that it's not the source of your problems. If it is then you have a really poor chip, and if it can't achieve stock speed on auto Vcore, then you should get it replaced under Intel's warranty.

    Virtually all Q6600's will do their stock speed on considerably les than the stock VID. The difference you see between BIOS settings and PC health and BIOS vs Windows idle is called Vdrop, and is normal. The Drop between idle and full load is called Vdroop, which can be problematic when overclocking. Setting LLC to enabled helps there, but don't use it for stock speeds.

    Your Vcore will drop even further at idle if EIST and C1E are enabled, with Vcore on auto. This again is normal, as when EIST is on the multi drops to 6, giving a 1.5GHz core speed. This speed requires much less Vcore, hence the reason the BIOS lowers it.

    If you can fill out the following template with your exact settings, it would be easier to help. Note that this is from a DDR2 version of your mother board, and some default voltages (to the left of the " : " ) will be different. Please ignore them and enter the values you have set to the right of the " : " , replacing the values already there.

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    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) 
    ******************************
    Robust Graphics Booster ..............: [Fast]
    CPU Clock Ratio ......................: [9X]
    x Fine CPU Clock Ratio................: +0.0
    CPU Frequency ........................: 4.04GHz( 449x9)
    ********** Clock Chip Control ********
    >>>>>  Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control................: [Enabled]
    x CPU Host Frequency(Mhz).............: [449]
    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........................: [  0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew........................: [  0ps]
    ******** DRAM Performance Control ********
    Performance Enhance...................: [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile(X.M.P.)........: [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch................: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)........: [2.00D]
    Memory Frequency(Mhz).....800.........: 900
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)..........: [Manual]
    >>>>> Standard Timing Control
    x CAS Latency Time................5...: [ 5]
    x tRCD ...........................5...: [ 4]
    x tRP.............................5...: [ 4]
    x tRAS...........................18...: [12]
    >>>>> Advanced Timing Control.........: [Press Enter] 
    x tRRD............................3...: [ 3]
    x tWTR............................3...: [ 4]
    x tWR.............................6...: [ 6]
    x tRFC...........................52...: [54]
    x tRTP............................3...: [ 3]
    x Command Rate (CMD) .............0...: [ 2]
    >>>>> Channel A Timing Settings.......: [Press Enter] 
    x Static tRead Value.............10...: [ 9]
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...........0...: 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............: [1066MHz]
    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.............10...: [ 9]
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...........0...: 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............: [1066MHz]
    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.................: [Enabled]
    CPU Vcore..............1.27500V.......: [1.39375V]
    CPU Termination........1.200V.........: [1.300V]
    CPU PLL................1.500V.........: [1.570V]
    CPU Reference..........0.760V.........: [Auto]
    >>> MCH/ICH
    MCH Core...............1.100V.........: [1.240V]
    MCH Reference..........0.760V.........: [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Reference.....0.900V.........: [Auto]
    ICH I/O................1.500V.........: [1.570V]
    ICH Core...............1.100V.........: [1.200V]
    >>> DRAM
    DRAM Voltage...........1.800V.........: [2.080V]
    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.....................: [USB-HDD]
    Second Boot Device....................: [Hard Disk]
    Third Boot Device.....................: [CDROM]
    Password Check........................: [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability.............: [Enabled]
    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]
    Delay For HDD (Secs)..................: [ 0]
    Full Screen LOGO Show.................: [Disabled]
    Init Display First....................: [PEG]
    ******** Integrated Peripherals ********
    USB Keyboard Function.................: [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Function....................: [Enabled]
    USB Storage Function..................: [Disabled]
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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    I am beginning to think my Q6600 is dieing, I simply can not keep it stable at any speed now. I agree with you, Psycho, it should run just peachy on auto if I am not OCing. It doesn't, and it is getting harder to keep it stable at higher FSB as well. If I enable C1E or EIST it just loses it, locks up in minutes.

    I understand VDroop and why it happens. If LLC is disabled, and Core is on auto, it will barely boot and usually locks in seconds.

    It had been working just fine on the P35-DS4 Rev 2.1 for a year and a half now though. I sold the darn thing so I can't double check it.

    At the risk of sounding lame, how do you embed the template like that? I'll put in the settings I am using at stock speed and we can work from there. I'll give it a last try before I RMA it.
    Last edited by ltdrifter; 07-23-2009 at 10:40 PM.
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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ltdrifter View Post
    At the risk of sounding lame, how do you embed the template like that?
    Wrap it with code tags, paste the template and select all it's text then click the # icon at the top of the (advanced) post editor.
    Care less if it sounds lame, if you don't ask you may never know.

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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Thanks Chike.

    Ok, starting over completely, here's what I get with Optimized Defaults. Remember, I am trying to get it stabilized at stock speed, with power saving options active if possible.

    Code:
    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...............: [800mV]
    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).....1066.........: 1066
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)..........: [Auto]
    >>>>> Standard Timing Control
    x CAS Latency Time................7...: [ Auto]
    x tRCD ...........................7...: [ Auto]
    x tRP.............................7...: [ Auto]
    x tRAS...........................16...: [Auto]
    >>>>> Advanced Timing Control.........: [Press Enter] 
    x tRRD............................4...: [ Auto]
    x tWTR............................4...: [ Auto]
    x tWR.............................8...: [ Auto]
    x tRFC...........................60...: [Auto]
    x tRTP............................4...: [ Auto]
    x Command Rate (CMD) .............0...: [Auto]
    >>>>> Channel A Timing Settings.......: [Press Enter] Only gives "Auto"
    x Static tRead Value.............10...: [ 9]
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...........0...: 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] Only gives "Auto"
    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] Only gives "Auto"
    x Static tRead Value.............10...: [ 9]
    x tRD Phase0 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase1 Adjustment...........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase2 Adjustment ..........0...: Auto
    x tRD Phase3 Adjustment...........0...: 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] Only gives "Auto"
    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..............1.28750V.......: [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...........1.500V.........: [Auto] Note, shows 1.700 in Everest/PC Health
    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.....................: [CDROM]
    Second Boot Device....................: [Hard Disk]
    Third Boot Device.....................: [Disabled]
    Password Check........................: [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability.............: [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....................: [PEG]
    ******** Integrated Peripherals ********
    USB Keyboard Function.................: [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Function....................: [Enabled]
    USB Storage Function..................: [Disabled]
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    Usage vs Core Temp (Core 1 which usually runs hottest)


    Screen shot with Everest Sidebar Gadget, MemSet and CPU-Z (Virus scan running in background to force it to full speed/voltage)


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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Look nice and solid. A perfomance laver 5! that's good, I guess it's the turbo that does it.
    If not stable, an MCH Core of 1.2v may help stability (1.24-1.26 may be needed). If still not stable help Set Performance Enhance standard, DRAM Timing Selectable manual, and Static tRead Value 6.

    EDIT: CPU temps are a on the high side for this CPU frequency.
    Last edited by Chike; 07-25-2009 at 12:20 AM.

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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Look nice and solid. A perfomance laver 5! that's good, I guess it's the turbo that does it.
    If not stable, an MCH Core of 1.2v may help stability (1.24-1.26 may be needed). If still not stable help Set Performance Enhance standard, DRAM Timing Selectable manual, and Static tRead Value 6.

    EDIT: CPU temps are a on the high side for this CPU frequency.
    Ambient is 80-85F and the old series Vendetta really isn't that great. I gamed for about an hour and a half, it seems to have settled down. Will keep hammering at it and see how it does.
    One of many:
    Q6600 G0 - 1.2875 VID - OCZ Vendetta cooler
    EP45T-UD3LR - F5 BIOS
    OCZ DDR3 1600 4GB 2x2GB- OCZ3P16004GK
    XFX GTX260 Black Edition 896MB
    Rosewill 850W PSU
    Seagate 80 Gig SATA Main, SG and WD 500 SATA storage drives (1 each)

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    Default Re: New build EP45T-UD3LR/Q6600 MAJOR problems

    Ok, whatever it was, it seems to have sorted itself out. Has been running fine since my last post. I'll keep hammering on it.

    It seems really odd that it wouldn't run at these settings off the bat but seems to be doing fine now.
    One of many:
    Q6600 G0 - 1.2875 VID - OCZ Vendetta cooler
    EP45T-UD3LR - F5 BIOS
    OCZ DDR3 1600 4GB 2x2GB- OCZ3P16004GK
    XFX GTX260 Black Edition 896MB
    Rosewill 850W PSU
    Seagate 80 Gig SATA Main, SG and WD 500 SATA storage drives (1 each)

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