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    Default EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    I just finished building my first computer maybe 4 weeks ago and I'm moderately happy with it. However, I seem to be having a problem with certain games where the computer will freeze and enter a sound loop. For example when I start WoW the system will freeze once i select my character and go onto the loading screen. How can i go about fixing this problem?

    specs:
    mobo: EP43-UD3L, F4 bios
    Windows 7 home basic (64-bit)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
    4.0 (2x2Gb) GB DDR2 Kingston 2.0v RAM
    nVidia GTX 250 512 mb
    650 watt PSU
    1 TB Hitachi 7200rpm HD

    any help would be VERY much appreciated

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    First thing to do if haven't done yet is to load optimized defaults.
    Problem may be a result of driver, hardwaer compatibility, or BIOS settings issue.
    Run some stability test to verify hardware/settings integrity.
    Prime95 blend torture for 8+ hours would be a good start.
    Is F4 the original BIOS that came with the board? F6 is available, but I wouldn't rush to update as it is always a risk.

    Please fill your forum signature with your system specs and add a link to your ram specs or at least the model number.

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    Yeah I have already loaded the BIOS to optimized defaults. F4 is the original BIOS that were on the motherboard. How would I go about upgrading it to F6? I was unable to find the F6 version for my motherboard on gigabyte's site. I will run a stress test over the night.
    EP43-UD3L, BIOS:F4
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
    Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
    2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR2 800MHz Non-ECC CL5
    nVidia GTS 250 512 mb
    650 watt Antec PSU
    1 TB Hitachi 7200rpm HD

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    As I said, I would not rush to upgrade.
    The BIOS is there GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP43-UD3L (rev. 1.0)
    If you do intend to upgrade, please read http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    Stress test finished just fine. Looks like my only real remaining option will be to upgrade my bios to F6 and hope that all goes well. I was also thinking that something may be wrong with the timing on my ram. I already had to change the voltage on the bios to 2.0 from the 1.8 that it was set at however it didn't stop the system from freezing.
    EP43-UD3L, BIOS:F4
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
    Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
    2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR2 800MHz Non-ECC CL5
    nVidia GTS 250 512 mb
    650 watt Antec PSU
    1 TB Hitachi 7200rpm HD

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    Try to run IBT(IntelBurnTest) standard stress level.

    BIOS set DRAM Voltage to 1.9v as default, and if the memory has EPP profile it will set it according to it.

    Could you post a screen capture of EasyTune -> Tuner -> Advanced -> Voltage tab and MemSet main and spd(click spd) windows?
    Video drivers are up to date?

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    I updated my bios to F6 from F4 successfully. Here are the screen shots.

    http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1256601294

    http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1256601372
    EP43-UD3L, BIOS:F4
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
    Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
    2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR2 800MHz Non-ECC CL5
    nVidia GTS 250 512 mb
    650 watt Antec PSU
    1 TB Hitachi 7200rpm HD

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    Any improvement with new BIOS?

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    Default Re: EP43-UD3L random freezes while running games

    unfortunately no, the system is still freezing. is there anything else i could do?
    EP43-UD3L, BIOS:F4
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
    Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
    2x Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR2 800MHz Non-ECC CL5
    nVidia GTS 250 512 mb
    650 watt Antec PSU
    1 TB Hitachi 7200rpm HD

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