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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    So I wonder If I have a bad MB, and its getting down to the wire. Should I just RMA it? I only have like 4 days left to do so with newegg ><

    Upped Mch core to 1.2v and DRAM to 2.0v gonna run prime95 tonight and see if It freezes in the morning when I try and run a program while Prime95 is running.

    I just need to hurry up and get this stable so I know my parts are all good like the MB; If I know that I can calm down and just tweak like crazy, otherwise I have non clue if my MB is bad or what, or if its just me being a noob not knowing what I am doing in BIOS ><
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    I guess you could RMA it along with that sucky ram...LOL

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    HCI Design memtest you must run a certain way, I use 3 instances of the program and 1024MB in each one.

    Since you are having so many issues maybe you should RMA, and if your replacement acts the same then you know it is either your ram or settings.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    Just to add, that Gskill model of RAM doesn't suck. It's either faulty or isn't being set up correctly. The last PC I built for my cousin, along with an EP45-UD3L worked flawlessly. I simply set the stickered timings, set the RAM multi, adjusted to the lowest tRead possible and it was 100% fine.

    RMAing the board does sound like the best option right now. Test the G.Skill in the new one and if it fails on stock settings then RMA the modules. If you've done an overnight Memtest though and it was fine it's not the issue.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    Thanx for all your help you guys have given me I am much obliged 8) Well I RMA'd it today, figured I would start over with another of the same board (EP45-UD3P) I hope this solves the problem. It should be here on wednesday or thursday. Ill give you guys an update when I get it all back together again ><

    By the way, what Coolers would you recommend on getting for my Q
    9550, I might get a different one instead of using the Zalman again cause idk if its really that good of a cooler to use or not?

    thanx again guys talk to you in a few days 8)
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    Let us know how you get along with the new board, I do agree with Psycho101 I have never seen any issues personally with G.Skill on these boards and rarely is there any issues asked about or mentioned here with them. So it could be faulty board and if not then I would think maybe something is wrong with your set of ram that you are just not finding yet

    I recommend a Thermalright Ultra 120

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap
    I do agree with Psycho101 I have never seen any issues personally with G.Skill on these boards and rarely is there any issues asked about or mentioned here with them
    But those he has may haven fallen off the Lorry with Psycho's copy of Everest...

    Yeah, good luck with the RMA. I'd say a lot would depend on your budget for one.

    I use a Coolermaster V8 (newegg $69 on sale $55) and I hear good things from the one Lsdmeasap mentions. but these are about $70 on up. But you some of the new GELID GC-Extreme thermal compound the say it's the best yet.

    Also on the main Tweak Town web site they have lots of articles/reviews on heat sinks.
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    True, they may be faulty sticks. You never know where they dropped off on the way from the factory. Someone could have dropped them of the container ship and fished them back in with a net (happened to some clothing in a warehouse I worked at, there was a fish in one of the boxes... true).

    V8's are OK, as well as thew V10. the stock fans are loud on full though. TRUE/TRUE Black is a great cooler, but you have to buy a fan seperately. Prolimatech Megahalems is the same but also excellent. The latest Noctua's are also worth considering, and come with a Noctua fan. Also invest in some decent thermal paste. The |Chill Factor 2 that comes with the TRUE is rubbish, it's too thick to spread and just peals back off like putty. Get some AS5 or MX-2, maybe some liquid Diamond stuff if you can afford it, but there's not much difference either way. Anything will beat the bog standard white silicone most companies give free.

    As the Zalman you're using is from 2004-2005, the concept of a consumer quad core wasn't around when they designed it. You'll see alot of improvement by changing it. If you're on a budget, my recent build for my cousin was with a Titan Fenrir, which is an excellent cooler (2-3c away from a TRUE on LGA 775 and beating it at times on 1366) for considerably less cash. They're common in the UK, but not sure about other places. bit-tech.net | Review - Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ CPU Cooler
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3P have a few problems... ; ;

    Ok guys, finally posting back on this on-going MB saga :p So it's been about a little over a week since I last RMA'd the MB. Well finally got my new MB, (same one EP45-UD3P rev 1.6) and got my computer all set up again and I also got a new heatsink and fan for my CPU that is MADE for quad cores, as the other one was not. My build is exactly the same as in my sig accept for the memory, I am still testing on the 2x1 GB Gskill 800Mhz ram (cause its known good ram). Wanted to test with it before I tried the new 2x2 1066 ram I got with the original purchase, just to make sure that everything is running fine with new MB and all before I throw in the ram that gave me trouble before :p

    So, I have run the 3 main tests now and all passed very well, and no freezing either!

    1- Memtest86+ went 17 hours 52 passes and 0 errors

    2- Prime95 did 'blend' test and ended at 22 hours 12 mins with 703 tests on each core, 0 errors, 0 warnings :) Max temp was on core 0 at 65c and this is with no AC on in my house; It was about 82F inside >< with AC on and house temp about 73F my max temp was 57c on the hottest core 0. Big difference with AC on.

    3- IBT did Maximum Stress test with 10 runs and 0 errors. Max temp was on core 0 at 62c.

    I think maybe the MB was glichy that I RMA'd, but I do know. Th0e new heatsink and fan are great. So would you say that everyting seems stable now and I can move on to get my new 2x2 1066 ram working you think?

    Thanx again guys for all your expertise ^^
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