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    Default Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    For some reason, whenever I clock my e5200 above 2.5ghz the bios on my G31M-S2L it just reboots twice and falls back on the last successful settings. I can underclock the cpu although it's a little screwy sometimes. It's really strange because when I first got the computer I was able to get my e5200 up to 3.0ghz and it worked perfectly just as long as I had my memory at 800mhz. Now all the sudden, no matter what I try, it fails to overclock.

    I have a more in depth post about it here
    Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

    thanks for the help :)

    ALSO... I found out this motherboard is a G31M-ES2L, not G31M-S2L

    that might make a big difference?
    Last edited by loyx; 08-10-2009 at 12:44 AM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    I'm not familiar with your mobo/bios, but the following (P35/EP45 info) might help:
    1) If you have a bios option to "Load OPTIMIZED Settings" do it.
    2) Follow the suggested settings in this post where several AUTO settings are manually set for a stock setup.
    3) Manually set your cpu multiplier and cpu host frequency to stock settings.
    4) Manually set your memory timings to their SPD settings for your memory speed.
    5) Save settings and exit.
    6) Make sure that your system is stable.
    7) Start overclocking, making incremental changes. For overclocking, you will have to increase some of the voltages.

    If you need more help, follow steps 1 through 4 in the above link to provide additional information.

    You will need to provide your bios settings for more help. A quick google search using:
    G31M-S2L "bios template"
    turned up several generic bios templates.
    This post can be copied to a text editor where you can enter your bios settings for you to post with. Whatever bios template you borrow, do NOT use any of the pre-existing settings, manually enter your settings, including any AUTO settings. If you find a "better" bios template, use it for posting your settings.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    hey. I tried setting the voltages manually. Set all voltages to default.. got to 2.51ghz on the normal voltage for cpu. couldn't do 2.52ghz on the normal voltages. I tried fsb + 0.1 and different cpu voltages (just a little higher) but no go. I was able to get the auto voltage to work fine before, i have no idea why it would just stop working.

    thanks for the help though, this overclocking problem is making me pull my hair out :P
    Last edited by loyx; 08-09-2009 at 01:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    If you post your current bios settings using the generic bios template we can make additional recommendations. Be sure to include your hardware setup in your forum signature.
    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
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    --Working settings (its basically just the defaults)

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [12]
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [xx]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [auto]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [auto]


    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [normal]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [(normal)]

    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]

    --My OC which once worked but now doesn't...

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [12]
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [240] (cpu is at 3.00ghz)
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [3.33]


    System Voltage Control____ [AUTO]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [normal]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [normal]

    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]

    I had to cut out a lot of the stuff from the template because half of it I wasn't even able to change in my bios.

    Well, hope that helps, and I added my hardware setup to my sig now.
    Thanks :)

    ALSO... I found out this motherboard is a G31M-ES2L, not G31M-S2L

    that might make a big difference?

    [edit] wow i'm dumb, I just realized you can access more bios settings by pushing ctrl + f1. I tried setting everything memory related to the default (not auto) but no luck.

    i've tried just about everything now. It's almost as if there is some kind of hardcoded limit of 2.51ghz before it just shuts down.
    Last edited by loyx; 08-10-2009 at 01:32 AM.
    Mainboard : Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
    Chipset : Intel G31/G33/G35
    Processor : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 @ 2500 MHz
    Physical Memory : 2048 MB (1 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
    Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Hard Disk : ST3200826AS (200 GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS15 ATA Device
    Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 19 inches
    Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    Power Supply :Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    What is the version # of your mobo? This is usually found in the lower left (rear) corner of your mobo.
    Which bios version are you using?
    What memory modules are you using? 2x1GB? 1x2GB? Make? Model #? Maximum rated voltage?
    Include a link to your memory's specifications.

    You always need to press CTRL + F1 from the main bios screen to access all overclocking options.

    Try the following settings:

    mobo: G31M-ES2L
    cpu: E5200
    =======
    Robust Graphics Booster__________ :[Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio (Note)___________ :[12X]
    Fine Clock Ratio ________________ :[0.5]
    CPU Frequency___3.00GHz(240x12.5)

    CPU Host Clock Control___________ : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency____(Mhz)_____ : [240]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)______ : [100]

    Performance Enhance____________ : [Standard]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ : [3.33] <-- 3.20 might be needed
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) 667___800

    ******** System Voltage Optimized ********
    System Voltage Control___________ : [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control_________ : [Normal] <-- set to the max rated voltage for your memory, where the x.xx setting is 1.80 + x.xx = max rated voltage
    FSB OverVoltage Control___________ : [Normal]
    CPU Voltage Control______________ : [Normal] <-- possibly 1 click higher than normal value displayed below
    Normal CPU Vcore________1.?????V

    ********* Advanced BIOS Features **********
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3______________: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect_________: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)___________: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support______________: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ________: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function_________________: [Disabled]

    ********* Integrated Peripherals **********
    Legacy USB storage detect__________: [Enabled] <-- set to Disabled temporarily

    If you have any problems, post your bios settings and the specific problem: won't boot, BSOD, stability, etc.

    You can try lowering the Cpu Multiplier to 11 if there are problems. If your system is stable, gradually increase the multiplier by 0.5x and try again.

    You will need to perform extended stability testing to insure that your system is fully stable.
    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
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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    I'm using rev 1.0 (i'm pretty sure) of the mobo. I'm using F9C (updated from @bios).

    here is a link to the ram I purchased:
    Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model PGS24G6400ELK - Desktop Memory

    I'm only using one of the 2gb sticks of ram because I can't fit the other under my fan (the heatsinks on these are pretty big!).

    from the page:
    Code:
    <table class="specification" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="name">Capacity</td>       <td class="desc">4GB (2 x 2GB)</td>     </tr>     <tr>       <td class="name">Speed</td>       <td class="desc">DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</td>     </tr>     <tr>       <td class="name">Cas Latency</td>       <td class="desc">5</td>     </tr>     <tr>       <td class="name">Timing</td>       <td class="desc">5-5-5-12</td>     </tr>     <tr>       <td class="name">Voltage</td>       <td class="desc">1.9V</td></tr></tbody></table>
    Also, the weirdest thing, I have the cpu OC'd to 3.00ghz using the EasyTune6 utility which runs in windows. I ran prime95 for 7 hours and played a lot of fallout 3 and had no problems. Unfortunately I can't clock it above 3.2-3.3ghz using that utility or it'll just BSOD. I know I can clock it way above that in the bios and run perfectly stable (of course, if it worked at all).

    BTW, about 80% of the time I try to OC it in the bios above 2.5ghz it will reboot, look like its about to start up, then just reboot again. Sometimes it'll freeze and I'd have to go press the reset button to restart the computer.

    Anyways, I'll try the settings you posted. Thanks man

    [edit]yep no go on those settings :(. It just did the same thing it does every time:Starts up and right before the time the beep would go off and the text pops up on the screen, it reboots again.
    Last edited by loyx; 08-11-2009 at 06:22 AM.
    Mainboard : Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
    Chipset : Intel G31/G33/G35
    Processor : Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 @ 2500 MHz
    Physical Memory : 2048 MB (1 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
    Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4850
    Hard Disk : ST3200826AS (200 GB)
    DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS15 ATA Device
    Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 19 inches
    Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    Power Supply :Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W

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    Default Re: Gigabyte G31M-S2L - Once overclocked fine, and now it can't?

    Please post the full settings you are trying that are failing so we can advise changes for you to try.

    Sorry to jump in the middle here, but just wanted to let you know it is much easier for someone to help you if you post your BIOS settings each time that fail so that person can see what exactly you tried that did not work

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