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    Default Memory Issues

    Hey all...what an awesome place for tech advice!
    Ok...I have a GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3 and am running Corsair CM2X (2) 1 gig sticks and (2) 2 gig sticks. Now the (2) 1 gig sticks worked fine. I was able to buy some more ram and decided (2) 2 gig sticks would be better. These also work fine. Issue is installing all of them. I thought I understood the Bios to be able to read all 4 stick making a total of 6 gigs.
    I am not very good at making tweaks and adjustments so I am novice....I did put all this together though!
    ANyhow, second thing is the bios update. I see the warnings of online and windows flash....I won't try that. I do not have a floppy though. How could I go about this?
    thanks for any help all.
    Bill

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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Hi Bill
    http://china.giga-byte.com/FileList/...5-ud3(r)_e.pdf
    We would be more than happy to try to help if you can tell us the part number of your memory and what operating system you are using. Any other information may be useful as well.
    Is this the memory?----> http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/CM2X1024-6400.pdf
    What bios are you currently using Bios Flash is easy with QFLASH
    Here is a great Bios tutorial by LSDmeasap------> http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
    You can download your bios here scroll down when you get there to download the bios you want for GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3----->
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP45-UD3R (rev. 1.0)
    Last edited by artdrivers; 08-02-2009 at 09:54 AM.
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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Use this generic bios template by copying it into Notepad or any text editing program and filling in your current settings. When you post your bios settings, copy and paste your settings to the text in your reply. You can select all of the bios settings, and then click on the "#" symbol to put the settings in a "code" section.
    See this post for recommended basic bios settings and how to add your hardware list to your forum signature.
    Code:
    Motherboard: Model:  Rev#:  Bios Version:
    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.
    ----> Replace "Auto" 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
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    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)
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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    thank you for the replies so far.
    Here is my Ram
    http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/T...96-8500C5D.pdf

    and here is what I am trying to add to my MB:
    http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/T...48-8500C5D.pdf
    I am running windows Xp media.

    Ok that is the first part. I will now work on the Bios page and see if I can update it. thanks all!

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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by 1downfall View Post
    I am running windows Xp media.
    32 or 64 bit version?

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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by chike View Post
    32 or 64 bit version?
    32....

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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Waste of time, you don't need more than 4GB.

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    Good thought Chike.
    Hey Bill save that other 2GB for Windows 7 64bit later. Your Windows XP 32bit will only support 4GB
    Chike is correct as usual, and he can still help you set it up to run better with some manual tweaking.+ ProfJim can too!
    Last edited by artdrivers; 08-03-2009 at 12:15 AM.
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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    Good thought Chike.
    Hey Bill save that other 2GB for Windows 7 64bit later. Your Windows XP 32bit will only support 4GB
    Chike is correct as usual, and he can still help you set it up to run better with some manual tweaking.+ ProfJim can too!
    ya know.....I thought that was the case with windows....
    I really could use some tweaking. I run a Lightroom and DPP for my Canon software and CS3 for editing.....takes a lot to run these. What section would be good for me to post for some tweak advice?
    thanks

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    Default Re: Memory Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by 1downfall View Post
    What section would be good for me to post for some tweak advice?
    This. But pleasefill your sig with system spec and post your settings as explainf in porfJim's post.

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