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    Default GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    Hi all,
    I have just built my system but I am having major issues with stability even at stock speeds. I am getting a lot of BSOD's when trying to start my Vista 64. I am using 4 gb ( 2x 2gb) Geil Black Dragon memory (pc2 6400 800MHz) According to the box it came in its timings are CL 5-5-5-15.
    To be honest this is quite new to me so not entirely sure what that means. I have loaded the optimum settings in the BIOS (Which removes boot manager every time I do which means I have to unplug my secondary HDD to clear the problem ) but still getting the blue screens now and then. I really want to push the CPU a bit to possibly 3.4 but I dont even dare try until I can get this stable at stock. I had a look i the BIOS and there is a lot of things I'm unsure of and really dont know whether a lot of things should be enabled or disabled. As for voltages I dont feel confident in increasing anything as I dont want any components to end up toast.

    I was wondering if anyone out there had a similair setup and would be good enough to let me know their settings. I realise things can vary from system to system but if I could get an idea it would be a great help. I also have fitted a Arctic Freezer Pro 7 with Silver 5 so cooling should be fine.

    I have no faith in this system at the minute and really dont want to resort back to my old Asrock board as it is not keen on overclocking at all.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    When you load optimized defaults in the BIOS and save/apply F10 it does not remove the boot manager, what it does is reset your SATA Disk settings. All you need to do is go into the Advanced BIOS page and go into the section at the very top called "Hard Disk Boot Priority" and move your hard drive with your operating system on it to the top of the list using the +/- keys and then save/apply/F10 out.

    You should have your OS Disk connected to the First yellow SATA Port, it will be labeled SATA2_0

    What BIOS are you using? And can you provide me a link to your ram or the model number?

    Then once we have that information we can further advise you on settings, because you do need to change a few in MIT Section for using 4GB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    When you load optimized defaults in the BIOS and save/apply F10 it does not remove the boot manager, what it does is reset your SATA Disk settings. All you need to do is go into the Advanced BIOS page and go into the section at the very top called "Hard Disk Boot Priority" and move your hard drive with your operating system on it to the top of the list using the +/- keys and then save/apply/F10 out.

    You should have your OS Disk connected to the First yellow SATA Port, it will be labeled SATA2_0

    What BIOS are you using? And can you provide me a link to your ram or the model number?

    Then once we have that information we can further advise you on settings, because you do need to change a few in MIT Section for using 4GB
    Thanks for your response. I will change the hard disk setting in the BIOS to sort the boot manager problem. Also, I do not have my hard disk connected to any of the yellow sata sockets - i'm using one of the other 2 to the right of them. I will change this over. My BIOS version is F5. I was considering flashing to the F9 version but was a bit nervous as ive never done it before and have heard a few horror storys. Also, would I benefit from upgrading it?

    I am at work at the moment but I will check the model number of my ram when I get in later.

    Thanks again!!

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    Ive just checked for the model number for my ram. Here is everything on the sticker:

    GB24GB6400C5DC
    PC2 6400 800MHz
    CL 5-5-5-15
    2GB x 2 dc Kit

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by stellaguy View Post
    Ive just checked for the model number for my ram. Here is everything on the sticker:

    GB24GB6400C5DC
    PC2 6400 800MHz
    CL 5-5-5-15
    2GB x 2 dc Kit

    Hope this helps.
    Having a 2x2GB memory you may want to read this post whice will like help resolving your current issue.

    Also, put your system specs in your signature and the link to your memory web page.
    Later, when posting BIOS settings quetion, it is recommended that you fill a BIOS setting template that match your board with your own settings and post it along with a screen capture as explaind in this post.
    Last edited by Chike; 07-17-2009 at 11:43 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    I will have a read of that post and get my signature sorted out. Also will get those screen captures done.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    Hopefully thats my signature done!
    GA-EP45-UD3R (f5 Bios)
    Q6700 @ 2.66 (but not stable ?)
    4gb (2x2gb) Geil DDR2 Black Dragon (GB24GB6400C5DC) http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/119
    450W psu
    Nvidia 8600gt
    Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 + Arctic Silver 5
    22" Hanns.G Monitor
    1TB (2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD)

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    Hi, Sorry for the delay in uploading my BIOS screen shots - had to work all weekend.

    Here goes though: (only letting me add 1 at a time so i'll have to add 3 posts - maybe doing something wrong but nevermind :)

    Attachment 1324
    GA-EP45-UD3R (f5 Bios)
    Q6700 @ 2.66 (but not stable ?)
    4gb (2x2gb) Geil DDR2 Black Dragon (GB24GB6400C5DC) http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/119
    450W psu
    Nvidia 8600gt
    Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 + Arctic Silver 5
    22" Hanns.G Monitor
    1TB (2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD)

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    GA-EP45-UD3R (f5 Bios)
    Q6700 @ 2.66 (but not stable ?)
    4gb (2x2gb) Geil DDR2 Black Dragon (GB24GB6400C5DC) http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/119
    450W psu
    Nvidia 8600gt
    Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 + Arctic Silver 5
    22" Hanns.G Monitor
    1TB (2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD)

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R & Q6700 BIOS Settings

    And Finally:
    Attachment 1326

    After reading the links to the posts earlier in this thread I believe I will have to increase my MCH Core voltage to around 1.2 - 1.3 to get stable with 4gb ram. Not sure where to go next - do I start increasing the frequency and see how high I can get it or do I need to increase the Vcore first. If so how high can I safely go? I'm not too sure on what multiplier to use either. I have read you can get more gain with a lower multiplier but this can cause temperature issues - not sure if thats correct or not.

    If anyone can let me know I'll start changing some values and let you know how I get on.

    Many Thanks!!
    GA-EP45-UD3R (f5 Bios)
    Q6700 @ 2.66 (but not stable ?)
    4gb (2x2gb) Geil DDR2 Black Dragon (GB24GB6400C5DC) http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/119
    450W psu
    Nvidia 8600gt
    Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 + Arctic Silver 5
    22" Hanns.G Monitor
    1TB (2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD)

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