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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    Made the suggested changes. But CPU-Z is showing the cpu running at 2.4. When I go back into Bios the settings are as I left them with the cpu frequency at 333 and everything else as indicated, but when I get to desktop and launch CPU-Z still shows running at native speed of 2.4. I upped the cpu voltage to 1.35 and then 1 more notch above that (sorry, did not write that setting down), still not showing up on CPU-Z as anything but 2.4. Should I keep upping the cpu voltage and if so, how high before it gets dangerous?
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    Double check that the CPU multiplier is at +9 at the top of the MIT section. Also make sure EIST and C1E are disabled, while keeping ITM 2 engaged.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    Without your current settings and perhaps a screan capture of cpu-z there not much that can be said.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    My previous post was guesswork, but an educated guess. I don't think EIST/C1E is the problem.

    Assuming that the FSB is at 333, there is no real explanation for the 2.4GHz speed. If you had accidentally set FSB to 266, then you would get 2.4GHz if the CPU Multi is set to 9.

    Re checking all your settings is a good idea.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    I have rechecked all settings and they are as follows:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [9]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [N/A] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: #### <-- this is set by your bios

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto

    C.I.A.2 ------------------------------ : [Disabled]

    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    <st1:street><st1:address>CPU Clock Drive</st1:address></st1:street> ---------------------- : [800]
    <st1:street><st1:address>PCI Express Clock Drive</st1:address></st1:street> -------------- : [900]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [0ps]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard] <--- set to STANDARD when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : 3.2B
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- ?? ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- ?? ---------- : [15]

    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 --------------- 1.325 ---- : [1.35625]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.2V* ----- : [1.2]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.5V* ----- : [1.5]

    CPU Reference ----------- .760V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- N/A ----- : [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.2V ------- :
    MCH Reference ----------- .760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ .900V ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.5V ------- : [1.5]
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.1V ------- : [1.1]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 2.1V ------- :
    DRAM Termination -------- .900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel A Reference ----- .900V ------- : [Auto]
    Channel B Reference ----- .900V ------- : [Auto]

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 ------------------ : [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect -------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ---------------- : [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support ------------------- : N/A
    x C4/C4E State Support ----------------- : N/A
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------ : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function --------------------- : [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology -------------- : [Disabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [Disabled]


    With the above settings the computer goes into an extended boot loop between the Gigabyte splash screen, a millisecond of a blue screen, then the Windows recovery screen asking how I desire to restart which I chose "Start Normally". Then the computer shuts completely down/off and restarts at which point I can get to desktop. Here is a ss of CPU-Z and ET6.



    Hopefully the problem is something simple. The cpu oc's to 3.0 flawlessly with the 6400 ram, surely the mb should be able to do the same with the 8500. Thanks for the help.
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    Obviousely from the CPU-Z pic the 333 bus speed settings didn't take.
    Try clearing BIOS as described in the second part of this post.

    EDIT: After clearing CMOS load optimized defaults, save and reboot, re-enter BIOS and apply your settings.

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    I have reset CMOS per the instructions provided in the link from Chike which, btw, is much more thorough than how I tried the first time. I did unplug the psu, left the jumper on for 30 minutes, turned the computer back on, loaded optimized defaults, rebooted, then set all Bios settings once agan as indicated in my earlier post. No go, computer went into another boot loop, shutting off and on, after several minutes finally got to desktop, cpu-z says the same as before, running at 2.4. Checked the Bios again, all settings were unchanged, F10 and back to boot loops and ultimately get to desktop, still running at 2.4. Oh well, maybe I should try a lower oc to say 2.8. Anyway, so far it is just not working out, kinda frustrating so many failures just trying to get the oc to work with the 8500 ram. Any other suggestions?
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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    If the comuter go to reboot loop (even if it rebbots only twice) instead of one boot it means there's a problem with the settings and when it finally boots some of the settings may not applied. When you enter MIT after reboot loop you'll get a red warning and you need to change the settings untill it boots at first attempt.

    With 2x2GB memory configuration there may be a need for more MCH Core, Begin with 1.2v and if the computer does not boot increase it one tick each time up to 1.26v. Try 1.22v CPU Termination with the higher MCH Core.
    If no success try less MCH Core, 1.05 and down one tick if computer keep boot looping down to 0.95v.
    You may also want to try a bit more vcore, the E6600 max vcore according to intel is 1.5v so there's plenty to go.

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    Yes, sounds to me like your overclock settings are failing and so you are getting defaults. Do you see a RED Warning box when you enter the MIT Section of the BIOS?

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    Default Re: EP45-UD3R RAM question

    There is no need to wait minutes when the computer enter a boot loop.
    To shorten boot loops situation time, if after 6-7 attempts the computer won't boot, turn the PSU switch off, wait 20 seconds, turn it on, and power on the computer again, usually it will reboot in the second or third attempt.
    Sometimes this proces need to be repeated more than once.

    Still, the values that will be loaded will not be the values entered in BIOS.

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