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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Hello Chike,.

    No there is no reason for running slower,.

    I will check backup bios version (if i can find it) shortly..
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Ok.

    Bios backup version;.Sorry but all the information provided is Bios f6. This is my current version.
    I have DownL'D Bios F10 and will be ready to flash later in the day if aproved by Prof Jim.


    ###NOTE### Bios changes were made after post # 5 and on post 12 changes were executed as per Prof Jims Instructions.

    CPU Bios setting is at 333 x 9 multiplier but interestingly CPU Z core speed shows 3003 multi x9 but then changes to 2001 with x6 multi. It goes back and forth from these two readings every 4-5 seconds. What the???

    I have downL'd latest version (x64) CPU Z ver 1.58.

    Do I have a problem here????

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    No problem, you're seeing the cpu speed changes at idle because you have power saving enabled using:
    • CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) --------------- : [Enabled]
    • CPU EIST Function ---------------------- : [Enabled]

    These will both be set to disabled when you start overclocking.

    My next post will deal with bios flashing info.
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Never use @BIOS (in windows) to flash your bios, you might end up with a bricked motherboard!!
    If you are not familiar with saving and loading bios profiles, read http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post293487, post #31. You should use meaningful bios profile names.
    When you flash your bios, you will lose any saved bios profiles. You should always have a saved hard copy version for all of your saved profiles.
    You can use QFlash to save your current bios profiles to a FAT partition.
    Stable bios profiles for your current bios version often need bios tweaks to be stable with a different bios version.
    It's safest to flash with stable stock settings, rather than using overclocked settings. I prefer to flash with only one memory module installed in slot #1.
    The unzipped bios file (P45xxxxx.Fx) needs to be put on a floppy/usb/hdd drive that is formatted with with a FAT file partition, not NTFS.

    After I've flashed the bios, I do the following:
    • Enter the bios, load OPTIMIZED bios settings, and then save settings and exit.
    • Enter the bios again, and make any required bios changes to run with all memory installed at the desired speed and to run my cpu at stock speeds.
    • Make any required bios changes for my default testing.
    • Save these modified default settings to a profile named DFLT_P45_Fxx where xx = the new bios version.
    • Save settings and exit, turn your system off, unplug your power supply and then install the additional memory modules.
    • Boot and run Memtest86+ v4.x from your floppy, usb, or optical drive for one full loop, followed by 10 loops of test #5.
    • With no Memtest86+ errors, boot into windows and run LinX or IntelBurnTest (IBT) for 5 loops using all available memory. I use THREADS = 2 for a dual-core IBT test. Running more than 10 IBT or LinX tests at one time is unnecessary abuse to your system.
    • Run Prime95 Blend test for at least 3 - 4 hours.

    These are abbreviated stress tests for quick and dirty testing.

    I have weekly backup images of my boot drive.
    An unstable bios configuration might corrupt some files while stress testing. If my boot drive gets corrupted during any tests, it only takes a few minutes to restore the boot partition by using my most recent image backup. I use the free WD edition of Acronis True Image for image backups, but you need to have a WD drive in your system. Maybe Seagate offers a similar free program.

    Any additional bios flashing questions?
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    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
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    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
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    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    OK,. thanks for the help,.

    Question 1. Is there any harm in disconnecting my hard drives? before flashing. Sometimes i have trouble entering bios before windows boots and as per advice I need to enter bios immediately after flashing..

    Q 2.

    Booting into Memtest86+ v4.x from usb,??
    Do i need to create a bootable (USB in my case) batchfile for memtest86 ?? Any help here would be nice..

    Q3. I am unable to install any ram in slot 1 due to my large CPU heatsink.

    I presume it's ok to have this in slot 2,.and reinstall my 2nd stick in slot 4 after flashing.


    Q 4. What do program you recommend I use to monitor my CPU temps??

    Thanks,.

    I will attempt flashing tomorrow morning.

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Question 1. Is there any harm in disconnecting my hard drives? before flashing. Sometimes i have trouble entering bios before windows boots and as per advice I need to enter bios immediately after flashing.
    No problem disconnecting your hard drives, but an easier solution is to set the following options in your bios:
    Delay for HDD (Secs) ----- [0] <-- I set this to use a 7 second delay
    Full Screen LOGO Show ---- [Enabled] < -- set this to Disabled

    Both of these options are in the Advanced BIOS Features section.
    Q 2. Booting into Memtest86+ v4.x from usb,??
    Do i need to create a bootable (USB in my case) batchfile for memtest86 ?? Any help here would be nice..
    From Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
    Halfway down the page in the DOWNLOADS section is their USB installer http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20....installer.zip
    Q3. I am unable to install any ram in slot 1 due to my large CPU heatsink.
    I presume it's ok to have this in slot 2,.and reinstall my 2nd stick in slot 4 after flashing.
    Slots 2 and 4 should be fine. To help out in an old thread, I did some extensive memory slot testing with my EP45-UD3P several years ago and the 1/3 vs 2/4 slot testing had no problems with 2x2GB of Mushkin 1066 memory. Memory performance with both tests was identical.
    Q 4. What do program you recommend I use to monitor my CPU temps??
    CoreTemp shows a lot of useful information and you can enable logging so that you can review the saved information later. CoreTemp also displays the default cpu VID for your processor, even when you have manually set CPU Vcore to a different voltage.
    HWMonitor is another excellent tool that displays information for voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ity-tools.html has many links to useful programs and tools.

    Have fun!!
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    If you are using a PS/2 keyboard (could be with USB as well but I never use one) the right time to press del to enter BIOS is right after the keyboard lights flash.

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Hi Chike

    aint got no keyboard lights lol.

    No problem though,.I am used to entering the bios. Just wanted to be safe about not booting into windows after flashing.

    Thanks for helping though.
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    Default Bios Flashed to F10.

    Hello.

    Flashed Bios from F6 to F10.
    Saved F6 Bios to USB
    Loaded Optimized Defaults
    Changed Dram Voltage from 1.8v to 2.1
    Changed Ram timings to 4-4-4-12
    Changed PCI express to 100 (not sure if label is correct) ,.From previous help earlier posts.

    Ran Memtest: No Errors
    Ran IBT at 2 threads max setting Passed

    Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance-cpuz-biosflsh-f10-jpg
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    Default Re: Bios Flashed to F10. Extra Data.

    In case this is useful.
    Note how pleased I am with my CPU temps. Last time I ran this test with my stock cooler at 20+ degrees higher

    Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance-ibt-jpg
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