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    Default GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Good morning all,

    I would like to share my problems with my setup with you all and see if you have any pointers. At the moment my setup consists of the following components:

    • GA-EP45-DS3P (E9C BIOS release)
    • 8GB Kingston (2 x KHX8500DK2/4G)
    • Intel Q6700
    • 2 x 500GB RAID 0 Seagate
    • Palit Nvidia GT240
    • AC Freezor 7 Pro cooler
    • Cooler master case
    • Antec 400W silent PSU
    • Windows 7 64 bit Ult
    The system was built around easter time and since then I have been suffering from BSODs. To try and combat this I have had a new board, GPU, RAM (replaced Cosair 8GB yesterday) and tried lots of suggestions from the forums around voltages/settings etc

    After reading many of the posts by others and lots of advice from people on this forum I seem to be missing something. I'm not an expert PC builder but I've never had a machine causing instabilities like this.

    At the moment I don't care about overclocking and would like to get the machine to run correctly without BSODs every couple of days.

    The BSODs vary from - BAD_POOL_HEADER & INVALID_PAGE_FAULT - people may say check the memory I have tried 2 brands with new stuff added yesterday I also RMA'ed the old stuff.

    Here's my settings so far (I guess they need some adjustments?)

    Thank you for any help.


    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 10x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66 ghz(266x10)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Auto

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


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0 ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0 ps


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [TURBO]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: missing
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [AUTO]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................Aut o (3)
    tWTR..........................................Auto (3)
    tWR............................................Aut o (6)
    tRFC...........................................Aut o (52)
    tRTP...........................................Aut o (3)
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:(Auto)

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................Auto

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: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.........................:10
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................: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
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......:Auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......:Auto
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......:Auto
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......: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 itxtvisited="1">

    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] - cant see this one
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled]


    Thanks / Cheers.

    Dave

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Please re-check the posted settings, some are bogus, like CPU Frequency and CPU Host Frequency.
    Is this your ram? If not please find the link to it's specs.
    Try MCH Core 1.2-1.28v, more DRAM Voltage may be needed, try setting it manually to ram sepc voltage.

    Please add your system specs to your forum signature, including a link to ram specs.
    A screen capture of MemSet main(click >>) and SPD(click spd) windows will also be helpful.
    MemSet can be downloaded from http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...30/#post284762

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    I will check the settings I noted using the template of another post and look set the settings recommended by yourself.

    Will update.

    Dave

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Run a few passes of memtest86+ before starting windows.
    It won't detect all wrong settings but will if there a major problem with them.
    Memory problems may lead to corrupted files/file system, so ot's better to avoid them as possible.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Hi,

    Update on my setting following the earlier posts, I have also made the changes recommended. I changed the PSU to a new 450W Powercool also this afternoon as its the only component I have not changed.

    To clarify the memory I have is:

    KHX8500D2K2/4G x 2 making 8GB total
    (4GB DDR2 1066MHz Non-ECC CL5
    (kit of 2 – 2GB) x 2)

    The memset screen grab is attached.

    My settings

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 10x
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 2.66 ghz(266x10)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 266 Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Auto
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]


    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: 0 ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: 0 ps


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [TURBO]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: missing
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [MANUAL]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................5
    tRCD .........................................5
    tRP'...........................................5
    tRAS..........................................18

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................Aut o (3)
    tWTR..........................................Auto (3)
    tWR............................................Aut o (6)
    tRFC...........................................Aut o (52)
    tRTP...........................................Aut o (3)
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:(Auto)

    Driving Strength Profiles A & B
    Driving Strength ............................Auto

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:5 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    DDR Write Training..........................Auto
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:5 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:0 Auto
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:0 Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:6 Auto
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:6 Auto
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:5 Auto
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:8 Auto
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto ps
    DDR Write Training..........................Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......:Auto
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......:Auto
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......:Auto
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:Auto

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: 1.2
    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............: 1.8
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: Auto
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: Auto
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <AUTO itxtvisited="1">

    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] - cant see this one
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Enabled]


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    GA-EP45-DS3P Rev: A3 (F9C bios)
    Intel Core 2 Quad E6700 2.66GHz STOCK settings
    8GB Kingston (2 x KHX8500DK2/4G)
    2 x 500GB RAID 0 Seagate
    Palit Nvidia GT240
    AC Freezor 7 Pro cooler
    Cooler master case
    Powercool 450W PSU
    Windows 7 64 bit Ult
    Samsung 22" + NEC 17"

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    The ram is rated 1066 and currently running at 800. Try to get it stable at 800 and then maybe 1066 which may not be possible with 8GB.
    If you still having problems:
    Set Performance Enhance standard
    Try more DRAM Voltage 1.9-2.1v
    Increase MCH Core graduatly up to 1.3v

    Please add the ram data sheet link to your signature.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Thanks will look at changing this .

    Will update with progress.

    cheers
    Dave

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Hello,

    I need to still update my signature (sorry)

    Tried RAM @ 1066 running 4GB worked, but 8GB would not boot. I managed to get it working by giving the RAM 2.3 Volts but this caused a BSOD......

    4GB works but I'm guessing 8GB with these strict timings may not be possible.

    Dave

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Try DDR-800 first, this should be easier to achive. with default 5-5-5-18 tnen tighter timings 4-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12. Won't be much difference from 1066 if at all with 266FSB.
    When you manage a stable settings save BIOS profile (F11 in main BIOS screen) that is easy to restore (F12 in main BIOS screen).

    Without the setting used there is not much to comment about, so please post them each time you want an advise.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3P - BSOD/Stability problems

    Thanks will do.

    Cheers for assistance.


    Dave

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