Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    15

    Default Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    My system

    EP45-UD3P rev 1.6
    8Gb Patriot Viper II DDR2 1066 RAM (4x2Gb) Runs memest86+ overnight using Optimized Default settings. CpuZ says these are 5-5-5-15 68 2T.
    BIOS rev FD (latest as of 11/24)
    Q9550 processor
    nVidia 7200 GS with latest nVidia driver
    Latest Gigabyte drivers
    Currently running Microsoft drivers for the ethernet (although it froze with the Realtek drivers too)
    Win7 x64 with most recent updates

    This will run IntelBurnTest at maximum all day long, and OCCT without any problems. I am not overclocking anything.

    The system is running well except for freezing once daily. Not even a blue screen - just a complete freeze. I also occasionally see a 0x7F (8,xx,xx,xx,xx) blue screen. It will sometimes freeze overnight when nobody is using it, and twice it has frozen when I am typing away.

    I also have a media PC using the same motherboard and OS, a Radeon 4670 graphics card, and 4Gb ram and a 6 disk RAID5 array, that also passes memtest, IntelBurnTest, and OCCT and it also exhibits the same symptoms so I think it must be a driver problem.

    To try and debug this problem, I am hoping to gather experiences from others with similar systems. If you are having success with Win7 x64 or are having similar problems, or best yet, had similar problems but fixed them, I'd love to hear from you. Please post your system configuration, and perhaps we can home in on differences/similarities that would explain this issue.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fla Orange Country
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    maybe I can give you a few tips... your going to need to do some bios tweaks to get things stable.

    These MB's don't seem to do well with everything set to auto.
    you should start by reading the Sticky post on bios tweaking
    here ..>> http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/giga...g-guide-26112/

    print out the settings for the
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    their the most important settings to get right.

    then when you begin your bios tweaking
    The first step is to load bios optimized defaults. Save these settings and reboot.

    After that go through the bios and change the settings in the list above from Auto to the actual setting being used.

    with your Ram pay particular attention to the Dimm voltage and
    MCH Core
    both need to be adjusted and play a big part in windows stability.

    theirs a lot of settings in these 2 threads that helped me out a lot
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ep-4...-thread-30716/
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...st-time-34539/

    Good luck
    Motherboard: Model:GA-EP45-UD3R Rev#: 1.1 Bios Version: F9
    Cpu: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E5200 R0 Stepping
    Ram: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    PSU: Corsair HX520
    Cooler Master 690 Case
    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    try updating chipset drivers from gigabyte website
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    Hi clsA,

    Thanks for your help. I posted my experience with memtest86+, IntelBurnTest, and OCCT - all indicate I have flawless RAM. I did spend some time playing with ram voltage, MCH voltage, etc. and it made no difference - I actually have a whole spreadsheet of previous settings, and the resulting memtest86+ results. Now, is it possible to pass memtest86+, IntelBurnTest, and OCCT and still have RAM issues? I'd love to hear from anyone that had that experience. I hope that isn't possible, as it would mean the only way I would have to test the bazillion RAM settings in BIOS would be to change one thing, then let it run for a couple days to see if it freezes. It would take decades to get it working that way, and I think I'd rather just go buy a Dell.

    clsA do you have an EP45-UD3P running Win7 x64? If so, what has your experience been?

    wazza300, thanks for the suggestion. I have the most recent Gigabyte drivers, as I indicated in the original post. Do you have an EP45-UD3P running Win7 x64? If so, what was your experience?

    Thanks again all.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    do you have any power saving features enabled in win 7 ? balanced/power saver or high performance?? try high performance setting,other than that it might be a case of tweaking voltages
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. #6
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    I agree, 8GB needs several changes made manually for 100% stability. Auto just will not work as you are seeing, even it it passes the above tests (which you did not say how long each was used either)

    If you need help with the settings please fill out a template from my signature with your current full settings and we can advise back. Please be sure you leave a link for your memory or the model #

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fla Orange Country
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    Quote Originally Posted by DQL View Post
    Hi clsA,

    clsA do you have an EP45-UD3P running Win7 x64? If so, what has your experience been?

    Thanks again all.

    My Board is listed in my sig I have the R version. I run windows 7 x64
    and it's stable. I did have a couple bluescreens and traced down the error to a gigabyte file gdrv.sys that has something to do with Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced.. but the file was installed by Easytune6.

    I renamed the file and the blue screen during sleep mode disappeared.

    The Patriot Ram I have needed the full 2.1 vdimm and 1.24 MCH Core on my board to reach 900mhz @ 5-5-5-15 I also have the ICH Core up one setting to 1.20.

    I'm still learning this stuff myself ..post you settings for lsdmeasap, he's the Guru around here with these boards.and he's offered to help.
    Motherboard: Model:GA-EP45-UD3R Rev#: 1.1 Bios Version: F9
    Cpu: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E5200 R0 Stepping
    Ram: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    PSU: Corsair HX520
    Cooler Master 690 Case
    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    Thanks for the help!

    Here are my BIOS settings. These passed memtest86+ full test suite for 12 hours (8 passes). Then I ran just test #5 for 11 passes.

    I've run IntelBurnTest at "maximum" for 10 passes, and OCCT for the default 1 hour, all without errors.


    BIOS Settings
    BIOS Revision: FD
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE Model: EP45-UD3P Rev#: 1.6 Bios Version:
    Cpu: Model Intel Q9950
    RAM 1 and 2: Patriot Memory PC2-8500 2.1V PV224G8500ELKB
    RAM 3 and 4: Patriot Memory PC2-8500 2.1V PV224G8500ELK
    Power Supply Unit: Antec EarthWatts 380W

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [8x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.5] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 2.83GHz <-- this is set by your bios

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    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 ---------------------- : [Auto]
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [AUto]
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------------ : [Auto]

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to STANDARD when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Auto] <--- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] <-- this is the setting that you are using
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [1066]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 5 ---------- : [5]
    tRCD ------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRP --------------------- 7 ---------- : [5]
    tRAS ------------------- 20 ---------- : [15]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR -------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 68 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ------ 0 ---------- : [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 --------------- 1.28750V ---- : [Auto]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V* ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V* ----- : [Auto]

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------- : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [Auto]
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [Auto]
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [Auto]
    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) ---------------- : [Enabled]
    C2/C2E State Support ------------------- : [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------ : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ---------------------- : [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology -------------- : [Enabled] <-- DQL: FB BIOS - MUST BE ENABLED OR MB powercycles without entering BIOS!!!

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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fla Orange Country
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    Again I'm no expert but i can see a few thing wrong in your config
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [Auto] <--- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    like it says set it to 100

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Turbo] <--- set to STANDARD when overclocking.
    Set to STANDARD for testing also

    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto] <-- this is the setting that you are using. Mine works best @2.40b maybe something else is better for you (not Auto)

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value --------------------- : [Auto] I have this set to 8 on both channels for stability


    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1..2875 ---- : [AUTO] <--- set to the value to the left

    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V* ----- : [1.20] <--- 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* ----- : [1.50] <--- 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 ------- : [1.24] <--- set to 1.20 for 2x2GB ram (1.24 - 1.26, or 1.05 might be needed)
    MCH Reference ----------- 0.760V ------- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref ------------ 0.900V ------ : [Auto]
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [1.50] <--- set to the value to the left
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.10] <--- set to the value to the left
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.10] <--- 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]


    those setting should help alot ...good luck
    Last edited by clsA; 12-13-2009 at 12:04 AM.
    Motherboard: Model:GA-EP45-UD3R Rev#: 1.1 Bios Version: F9
    Cpu: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E5200 R0 Stepping
    Ram: Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    PSU: Corsair HX520
    Cooler Master 690 Case
    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 heatsink

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Post your experience with EP45-UD3P and Win7 x64?

    Thanks clsA, I appreciate the input.

    I just want to make a couple of points about my goals and configuration clear.
    - I am not overclocking, and don't intend to. I just want a stable machine used in the way that the manufacturers will have already presumably tested.
    - The AUTO settings I have shown are passing every dedicated memory test I can find, for extended periods of time. The problem I am trying to solve is a once a day, or once every two day, freeze or blue screen of the computer. This could be a memory problem, but since it doesn't show up in the extensive hammering on RAM that the dedicated tests perform, I am tending to think it is a driver or software problem.
    - It would be helpful to know WHY it is necessary to change a particular BIOS setting from the AUTO value. For example, I could understand changing the PCI clock from AUTO to 100 if it was clear that the FD version of the BIOS regularly sets it wrong. Perhaps someone could explain the reasoning. "Because it works on my system" does help, but something like "because the FD BIOS is known to set it wrong" would help more. Just trying to understand the motivation.
    That said, the PCI clock change (just to take one example from your suggestions) could be it. Maybe it is freezing because of garbled comms with the video card. I don't have a test that hammers on that (does anyone know of one?).

    Thanks again!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •