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    Default EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    I get spontaneous reboots - no BSOD - roughly once a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. Once in a while I get a BSOD too but I think this is connected to a MS net framework issue.

    I'm not interested in overclocking, I just need stablilty. This has been going on for about a year and a half!!!! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    My bios template, after loading Optimized Defaults, which didn't help:


    CPU = Model #: QX9650
    Motherboard = Model: EP45-DS3R, Revision #: 1.0 (I think)
    BIOS Version = Award F10g (9/2/08)
    Ram = Kingston DDR2 PC2-6400(400Mhz), 1024MB x 4, Part#: 99U5315-033.AOOLF

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster .............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio .....................: 9X
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.................: +0.0
    CPU Frequency .......................: 3.00Ghz (333x9)


    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control...............: [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    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)..................: <<< 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)..................: <<< 0ps


    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance..................: [TURBO]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)......: This does not appear in my bios
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ............: [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ..............: [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time.....................: 5 [Auto]
    tRCD ................................: 5 [Auto]
    tRP'.................................: 5 [Auto]
    tRAS.................................: 18 [Auto]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD.................................: 3 [Auto]
    tWTR.................................: 3 [Auto]
    tWR..................................: 6 [Auto]
    tRFC.................................: 52 [Auto]
    tRTP.................................: 3 [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ..................: 0 [Auto]

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

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value...................: 7 [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
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control.............: Auto

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value...................: 7 [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
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control.............: Auto
    DDR Write Training...................: Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control..........: Auto

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….......................: 1.22500V[Auto]
    CPU Termination…........... ........: 1.200V [Auto]

    CPU PLL………………….......................: 1.500V

    CPU Referen.………….....................: .0.760V [Auto]

    CPU Reference2………....................: 0.800V

    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.................: This does not appear in my bios
    x C4/C4E State Support...............: This does not appear in my bios
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ..........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function....................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology............: [Enabled]

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

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    Have you ran memtest86+ to check the memory?
    What is PC Health Status reading for DDR voltage? Other voltages as well.
    What CPU/Sytem temps you have under load?
    Try to set Performance Enhance to standard and increase MCH Core graduately up to 1.24v.
    A screen capture of MemSet main(click >>) and SPD(click spd) windows will be helpful.
    MemSet can be download from http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...30/#post284762

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    Yep The first thing would be to turn your Performance Enchance to Standard. And probably at the same time increase your MCH Voltage. That is possibly all you will need. Also sometimes when you get a blue screen its only displayed for like a frame before the computer reboots. If your running XP go to properties on My Computer and under the "Advanced" Tab, then "Startup And Recovery" uncheck the "Automatically restart" button this bill keep the blue screen up untill you press the off button on your computer. If its blue screening which I believe it is then it may help to know why. (or press F8 while windows is loading and select "dont restart on system failure" or something like that.) If its a driver or hardware thing. I think your ram settings will probably fix it.
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 12-24-2009 at 05:27 AM.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    Thanks for coming to my aid.

    Chike, I set Performance Enhance to "Standard" and cranked the MCH core up to the next notch - 1.160v. Got a no-blue screen reboot after 5 minutes but am running since (5 hours) with no problem.

    My Memset readings:

    I have a screen capture of my Memset readings but - and I feel sheepish and frustrated - I can't manage to paste it into my message...and while I'm already feeling stupid, as for...

    Have you ran memtest86+ to check the memory?
    What is PC Health Status reading for DDR voltage? Other voltages as well.
    What CPU/Sytem temps you have under load?
    ...I don't know how to do take those readings. If somebody has the patience to briefly explain, I'm a quick study.

    Nimrod (name of one of my sons), I enabled mini dumps many moons ago. These are mostly no-blue screen reboots.


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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by mnf View Post
    I have a screen capture of my Memset readings but - and I feel sheepish and frustrated - I can't manage to paste it into my message...and while I'm already feeling stupid, as for...
    You can attach it to the post if it is small enough, or use an image sharing service and post the link, they usually provide a forum link.
    I use tinypic.com myself.

    Have you ran memtest86+ yet, if not run it for 6+ passes, if it fails run it on all memory sticks individually, then a pair in slots 1 & 3 and the other in slots 2 & 4. Mark the sticks so you would know which you have tested and where.

    Could be not a memory issue after all but it's easy to check and a point to start from.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    I must admit,I dont follow the :"Im not interested in overclocking" posters.
    Just buy a proprietary dell,packard/whatever pc .probably better value for money.It will have cheaper ram,which is all you need etc .
    The machine will take cpu upgrades of the same class etc.

    My last packard bell had a gigabyte mbrd,unlisted of course because v limited bios adjustment.

    Anyway nm.
    At standard settings bang in say 1.28 V in bios for the cpu,1.84-1.9 V for the memory to ensure its happy on turbo .
    That should get those 2 items out of the mix.
    Then if the reboot ever happens again increase your mch voltage another notch,until it stops.

    At those low settings you shouldnt have to take anything else off auto.
    Last edited by kick; 12-25-2009 at 08:04 AM.
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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    You may not be interested in OC'ing, but a Bios update to F11e might help.

    Make a bootable USB flash disk, using HP Format Tool and DOS files found anywhere on net, format using system files found on DOS files extracted somewhere, then extract the contents from F11e package in the root of your USB flash disk. Boot from your USB Flash Disk and bios update will be kicked automatically.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    I use my PC for CAD work - the QX9650 and my ATI 4850 should be plenty for me, and stable, I thought, at standard speed. I know the CPU is more of a thoroughbred than I need but hey, my wife works at Intel and I (she) got it for free as an employee perk.

    An Intel contractor put the system together but I'm wondering if there might be a hardware incompatibility - sort of like running a Honda with a Maserati engine dropped in. My Honda is an Antec Sonata III 500w with an extra front-fitted 120mm fan.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    I ran a CPU benchmark test in Fresh Diagnose -

    DhryStone ALU: 14,786 MDIPS
    WhetStone FPU: 12,243 MWIPS
    Speed: 3005 MHz

    and then HWMonitor readings:

    [IMG]

    Memset readings:

    [IMG]

    Still have to run memtest86+...

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    Default Re: EP45-DS3R + QX9650 - spontaneous reboots

    Ran Memtest86+ last night on all four sticks together - 17 passes, 0 errors.

    No reboots since I set Performance Enhance to Standard and MCH core to 1.160v. That's five days and counting. Prior to that my reboots were more or less daily...

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