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    Default EP45-UD3P boot loop

    Hello all!
    I've been trying for three days to get my new mobo working, but I am having a peculiar problem, and cannot find an answer for it anywhere.
    I have a GA EP45-UD3P rev 1.6, and a Intel core 2 quad Q8200, when it boots, I get the single beep from post, but it fails to boot from HDD (sata or IDE), DVD, or floppy. Also, I cannot get into the BIOS, it doesn't receive any keyboard input, except allowing me to press tab to view post screen. The keyboard is functional, I'm currently using it. Have reset cmos, and tried minimal boot, with single stick of ram, and no HDD, DVD. Any ideas?

    Please help!1
    (i haven't played WOW in a week!)

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    If you are using a usb keyboard and mouse you probably need the following settings:
    Integrated Peripherals
    USB Keyboard Support ---------- : [Enabled] <-- this is the default
    USB Mouse Support ------------- : [Enabled]

    Try booting with a different keyboard, possibly a PS/2 model.
    **edit** This post should help you get your system to boot.

    Once you're able to successfully get into your bios, follow the steps in this post and we can better help you with an issues you're having.

    Use the following generic bios template to post your current bios settings:
    Code:
    Motherboard: Model, Rev#:
    Bios version: F??
    Cpu: Model
    Ram: Brand, Model/Part#, Link to your ram's specs
    Power Supply Unit: Brand, Model#, Wattage
    
    Default settings for new setups that are not overclocked.
    
    note: replace all ?? with the value displayed in your bios.
    ----> where appropriate replace Auto settings with manually set values
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto] <--- FAST is OK
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [##]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0] < ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: ####
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [Mhz]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [Auto] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------------- : <<< 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : <<< 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : <<<
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to DISABLED when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP  ------------------- ?? ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) -------------------- : [Auto] <--- Auto or 0 is OK
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ----------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to 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 ----------- ?? ------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment -------- ?? ------ : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to 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
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.?????  ---- : [Auto] <--- set to the 1.????? value
    
    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.755V* ----- : [Auto] <--- Auto Will set this correctly
    CPU Reference2 ---------- 0.800V* ----- : [Auto] <--- Auto Will set this correctly
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to 1.20 for 2x2GB ram (1.24 - 1.26, or 1.05 might be needed)
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.800V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V  ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the value to the left
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [Auto] <--- set to the max rated ram voltage (for most memory)
    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] <--- 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)
    Last edited by profJim; 07-19-2009 at 02:32 PM.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    I am currently using a ps/2 keyboard. It is detecting some input, I can press tab to veiw the post screen, but no other key works. I have also tried a USB keyboard, with the same result.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    Any help here would be hot!
    The worst part is newegg wont replace my cpu, since I've spent this whole week trying get it to work, it passed the 7 day return policy.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    try to reseat your memory sticks. Reset cosmos follow proJim's instructions... Also might take the battery out for about 30 minutes.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    Ive had scary moments on entering bios screen// no keyboard input usually its just a stuck key.
    Anyway thas beside the point.Did you try what pro Jim suggested?
    The Q8200 should take a fair amount of abuse (I know).

    What you could do since its never got to bios is take the mbrd out right now n run it outside the case(after u turn the pc off and unplug it ).
    Use a direct wired keyboard n mouse n try it as PJ says.
    Reason i say take it out of the case now n connect everything up is you will have a chance to redo all your connections and will eliminate any possible mbrd shorting at the same time+ give cmos time to reset.
    Make sure! the cpu heatsink is fully seated.
    Oh yer not missing much on WoW its slowing down for the new patch :)
    Ive had a direct wired ps2 keyboard and a usb wireless mouse on this for WoW since day one,I find the usb keyboard too fiddly and get lag on responses from it.
    Seems like you have an "old" machine around/if Pj's n C's responses dont help switch some of those parts in /out?
    Last edited by kick; 07-23-2009 at 06:10 AM.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    I did exactly as he said, built it up outside the case multiple times. Decided to RMA it. Gigabyte tech support said it's my chip, but if that was the case, it wouldn't boot at all right?

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P boot loop

    Gigabyte tech support said it's my chip, but if that was the case, it wouldn't boot at all right? <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
    RMA is the way to go if Gigabyte Support says it's bad.

    I don't think all the good folks here who volunteer their time to help people would ever trump Gigabyte support knowledge.

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