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    Default Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Hello. I would very much appreciate assistance with correctly setting up my Bios. Yes I am new to Overclocking but have some basic understanding


    First I guese I should provide my PC Specs.
    So:

    Mobo: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0
    BIOS: F6

    Cpu: Intel Core Duo E8400 So775 2x3.00GHZ 6mb EO stepping
    Ram: DDR2-800 4096MB Corsair XMS2 DHX CL4 Kit
    VGA: Saphire Ati Radeon 4890
    PSU: Corsair tx650watt
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB SATAII 16MB x1
    DVD: LG GH22LS30 Sata retail

    OS: Windows 7 x64bit

    I have NO AFTERMARKET COOLING!

    I would like to know how provide optimal bios settings for this set up.
    I believe I have the basic PC for Overclocking (without cooling as of now).
    Currently I have zero problems but believe I can tweak the settings to provide a better and more durable PC.

    I would prefer not to flash my Bios unless you reccomend me doing so.
    (I believe the latest is F9 or F10beta)

    I have my current Bios Settings saved to Cmos. Can I export this to make life easier?

    Any feedback is warmly received

    Couple of questions of the bat though.

    Should my Hdd and DVD drives be plugged in to the mobo as "master" or "slave" Currently my HDD is Master and my DVD (separate) is Slave. I believe this should be changed..

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Follow steps 1 - 4 in this post to provide a detailed hardware list in your forum signature.
    Post your current bios settings use the template in this post.

    With stock cooling and a decent case cooling fan setup, you should be able to perform a 25% overclock, possibly a bit higher.
    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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    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Ok will Do thanks.

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Quote Originally Posted by Deafty View Post
    I have my current Bios Settings saved to Cmos. Can I export this to make life easier?
    Taking pictures and filling the template while watching them will make your life somewhat easier.
    This is realy nothing compared to the sleepless nights, and endless reboots that are coming your way

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Ok,..I'm Back with what you have asked of me.

    1. Signature.

    2. Link to Ram:
    Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX - Desktop Memory

    3. Bios Template Filled Out.

    Simplified Template For users who may not be sure of anything in the MIT Section

    note: I have included some side notes and have not changed anything except the PCIE Frequency.

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [8x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 2.66GHz (333x8)

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] This I have changed and is current

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

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

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS ------------------- 12 ---------- : [Auto]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 52 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ----- 0 ---------- : [Auto]

    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ------- 6 ----------- : [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] NB:\\This was there as well

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ------- 7 ------------ : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment ---- 0 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [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] NB:\\This was there as well

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.25000V --- : [Auto]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V ----- : [Auto]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V ----- : [Auto]

    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- N\A ------ : [Auto] NB:\\Not Listed

    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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [N\A] NB:\\Not Listed


    4.Screenshots.

    Many Thanks.
    Last edited by Deafty; 02-16-2010 at 03:14 PM. Reason: Image Modification
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    I hate it when someone follows suggestions exactly, it makes it so much easier for us to help you. Nice job!

    Bios Version
    Your bios version (F6) is 15 months old and the current version is F10. It will be best if you update your bios now because the current bios version is more stable (mature) and will have fixed possible issues that might arise. The biggest advantage for you to update now, is that you won't have to rerun any stress/stability tests until the next bios update. A stable bios setup under one bios version won't necessarily be stable when you update to a newer version. It's not necessary to always update your bios to the latest and "greatest" offering unless you have some system "issues" that might be resolved with a newer bios version. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" certainly applies to bios flashing.

    If a bios flash fails, you might end up with a bricked motherboard that might have to RMA'd.
    Before you flash your bios, you should read and understand the BIOS Flashing - A "How To ~ Qflash Guide".
    Feel free to ask questions about bios flashing before you update your bios.

    I suggest that we start with some basic bios changes and that you perform stress testing to ensure that there are no hardware issues that might cause BSOD's or instability. Once we know that your system is stable at stock settings, we can proceed with a modest overclock with your stock cpu heat-sink. You will probably be able to reach a 25 - 30% overclock with the stock cooling setup. A nice cpu cooling upgrade ($30 - $50 USD) will allow you to overclock much higher.Prices in Europe might be higher.

    Stress Testing
    Links to stress testing and monitoring programs are available in the Latest Overclocking Programs, System Info, Benchmarking, & Stability Tools thread.
    Download the latest versions of the following programs:

    • Memtest86+
    • Prime95
    • OCCT
    • Intel BurnTest (IBT)
    • LinX
    • CoreTemp

    You already have Memset, cpu-z, EasyTune6, and CoreTemp.

    An unstable system can cause data or file corruption.
    The safest procedure is to have a full backup of your boot partition that was created by Acronis or a similar disk imaging program. Then if your boot partition becomes corrupted, you can quickly and easily restore the partition instead of having to re-install your operating systems and other programs.

    My preference is to run tests in this order:

    1. Memtest86+
    2. IBT or LinX
    3. Prime95 Blend test
    4. OCCT PSU test


    • Memtest86+ is run from a bootable floppy or CD/DVD for at least 8 - 12 full passes or more, longer is better.
    • IBT or LinX run for 10 loops, using maximum available memory.
    • Prime95 Blend test runs for at least 8 - 12 hours or more, longer is better.
    • OCCT PSU test runs for 30 minutes.

    Important Note: IBT, LinX, and OCCT PSU test will increase your cpu core temperatures to 60 - 75 degrees (C).
    You should monitor cpu core temperatures while these tests are running.

    Memtest86+ is not a stress testing program, but it can detect some hardware problems or some serious errors with your bios setup.
    All tests should complete without errors. If errors occur, detail any error messages and include information that includes how long the test ran until the error occurred.

    Bios Profiles
    You can save up to 8 different profiles.
    From the main bios screen, F12 is used to load a saved bios profile, F11 is used to save your current bios settings as a saved profile.
    You can overwrite (update) and existing saved profile by pressing F11, highlight the name of the existing profile name that you want to update, and then press [Enter]. This is useful if you want to save some minor changes to an existing profile.
    Use a profile naming convention that works for you and lets you quickly know what each profile is for, such as:

    • Optimal_Default
    • 333x9.0_1066+ <--- cpu = 333MHz x 9.0, memory = 1066MHz (333x3.20 memory multiplier), + = stable setup
    • 400x8.5_1068+ <--- cpu = 400MHz x 8.5, memory = 1068MHz (400x2.66 memory multiplier), + = stable setup
    • 450x8.5_1080? <--- cpu = 450MHz x 8.5, memory = 1080MHz (450x2.40 memory multiplier), ? = test or unstable setup
    • 500x8.0_1000DX <--- cpu = 500MHz x 8.0, memory = 1000MHz (500x2.00D memory multiplier), X = won't boot or bios resets

    Each bios name can have up to 15 characters.
    You can't delete an existing profile, but you can replace an existing profile later with different setup and just type over the old profile name with the new name.
    Flashing your bios will erase all your existing profiles.
    Make sure that you have a hard copy for each of your test scenarios, good and bad.

    Let's get started with recommend bios changes for a rock solid system at standard speeds.
    Make the following bios changes and save these new settings as a new bios profile:
    Code:
    CPU Clock Ratio ----------------------: [9X]
    x Fine CPU Clock Ratio ---------------: +0.0
    CPU Frequency ------------------------: 3.00GHz( 333x9.0)
    
    ********** Clock Chip Control ********
    >>>>>  Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control ---------------- : [Enabled]
    x CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) ------------- : [333]
    PCI Express Frequency(Mhz) ------------ : [100]
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard] 
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled] 
    
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [2.40B] <--- corrected for 800MHz memory
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : 800 <--- this is set by the bios, where 800 = 2.40x333)
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 4 ---------- : [4]
    tRCD -------------------- 4 ---------- : [4]
    tRP --------------------- 4 ---------- : [4]
    tRAS ------------------- 12 ---------- : [12]
    
    Advanced Timing Control <--- these are using the AUTO default setting for now
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.????? ------ : 1.25000] <--- for your E8400 cpu (from the CoreTemp VID value)
    CPU Termination ---------- 1.200V* ----- : [1.20] ***
    CPU PLL ------------------ 1.???* ------ : [1.50] ***
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.20] <--- for your XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) memory
    
    ICH I/O ----------------- 1.500V ------- : [1.50] ***
    ICH Core ---------------- 1.100V ------- : [1.10] ***
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ------------ 1.800V ------- : [2.10] <--- for your XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) memory
    
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 ------------------- : [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect --------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ----------------- : [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support -------------------- : [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support ------------------ : [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ------------- : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ----------------------- : [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology --------------- : [Disabled] 
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect --------------- : [Disabled] 
    
    *** These settings should be set to the BROWN values that are displayed in your bios to the left of the colon.
    The following two bios settings are missing from the bios template that you copied.
    Please add the following to your current copy of your copied bios template by deleting the following line:
    Driving Strength --------- : Press Enter <--- press ENTER to modify memory sub-timings when overclocking

    and replace the deleted line with the following lines:

    Driving Strength Profiles
    >>>>> Channel A Driving Settings --------: [Press Enter]
    Driving Strength Profile ------------------: [Auto]

    >>>>> Channel B Driving Settings --------: [Press Enter]
    Driving Strength Profile ------------------: [Auto]

    Any questions? Ask away.
    Happy testing.

    [minor edits to correct any inadvertent errors will be made later today when I'm well rested ]
    Last edited by profJim; 02-17-2010 at 04:31 AM. Reason: correction for 800MHz memory, not 1066MHz
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    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)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    this post is reserved for additional information
    [correction for 800MHz memory, not 1066MHz] ---> thanks to Chike for catching the error
    Last edited by profJim; 02-17-2010 at 04:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Thanks Prof Jim.

    I am extremely hesitant about flashing my bios. But if I must I will.

    Are you saying that my bios currently has my ram incorrectly configured?

    The voltage on my ram modul is 1.8V (Stated in moduls specs from corsair) and was aproved in another forum "techsupport". But you suggest 2.1V I don't question your judgement, I am simply concerned about increasing it.

    I will change the bios settings you have given me after the correction of Ram 1066mhz to 800mhz.

    I will run the test programmes later,.,but heating up my cpu to 70 degrees worries me a lot. How long will the IBT or LinX proframmes run for? And what can I do to prevent frying my CPU when any of these are running.

    You state I should monitor my Cpu temp when these are running, but if they get to high what is the immediate reccomendation (abort test or?)??

    Should I have an open case? I can easily have an fully open window with my Pc on the sill. (It's currently freaking cold outside) would this help?

    Corrupting my boot partition is also of a concern. I have only 1 HDD (in 3 partitions) Is it ok to back up to another partition?

    Will now go back to Bios to get what was missing for you and post soon

    Thanks for you help so far.
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    Ok Professor I'm back again,

    Sorry I just re pasted the whole thing. Driving strength profiles are below in red. All is currently auto.


    Simplified Template For users who may not be sure of anything in the MIT Section

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------------- : [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------------- : [8x]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------------- : [0.0]
    CPU Frequency ---------------------: 2.66GHz (333x8)

    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) --------------: [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---------- : [100] This I have changed and is current

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

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

    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------------- : [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile --- (X.M.P.) --- : [Disabled]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch ---------------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier -------------- : [Auto]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ---------------- : [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable ---------------- : [Auto]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time -------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRCD ------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRP --------------------- 4 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRAS ------------------- 12 ---------- : [Auto]

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWTR ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    tWR --------------------- 8 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRFC ------------------- 52 ---------- : [Auto]
    tRTP ------------------- 3 ---------- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ----- 0 ---------- : [Auto]


    Driving Strength Profiles

    >>>> Chanel A Driving Settings
    Driving strength profile ------------- : [Auto] NB:// These are all currently set to auto

    >>>>Channel B Driving settings
    Driving strength profile ------------- : [Auto] NB:// These are all currently set to auto


    Channel A
    Static tRead Value ------- 6 ----------- : [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] NB:\\This was there as well

    Channel B
    Static tRead Value ------- 7 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment ---- 0 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment ---- 1 ----------- : [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] NB:\\This was there as well

    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types------------ Normal -------- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ----------------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore --------------- 1.25000V --- : [Auto]

    CPU Termination --------- 1.200V ----- : [Auto]
    CPU PLL ----------------- 1.500V ----- : [Auto]

    CPU Reference ----------- 0.760V ----- : [Auto]
    CPU Reference2 ---------- N\A ----- : [Auto] NB:\\Not Listed

    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]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [N\A] NB:\Not Listed

    Will move forward with testing and your currently selected bios changes when I hear back from you.

    Thanks again
    Last edited by Deafty; 02-17-2010 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Default Re: Ga Ep45 UD3P rev 1.0 Bios assistance

    You don't have to flash your bios unless you have a problem and this problem can only be fixed with a newer bios version.
    One of the safer ways to flash is to have your system plugged into an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that will continue to run your system for at least 5 minutes if there is a power problem.

    Your screen-shot doesn't show the Memset or cpu-z windows that show what your current memory settings are. Sometimes a system will NOT be stable with optimized bios defaults loaded. Many stock systems that had problems with the optimized defaults "suddenly" were stable when some settings were manually set, often to the same values that the bios applied with the AUTO settings. When overclocking, some AUTO voltage settings will be seriously over-volted when some settings are still using AUTO.

    The recommended bios settings in post #6 is to ensure that your system will be stable at stock settings. Sometimes some minor tweaks will be needed for your stock system to pass stress testing.

    It's OK to question my recommendations, but questioning my integrity is a no-no.

    Look at your SPD screen-shot and you'll see:

    • JEDEC#0 (column #1) supports 5-5-5-18 primary memory timings at 1.80 volts.
    • EPP#2 (column #4) supports 4-4-4-12 primary memory timings at 2.10 volts.

    Using the EPP#2 settings will give you much better memory performance at 800MHz speeds.
    Your system will probably be stable with 1066MHz memory speeds using 5-5-5-15 settings at 2.10 volts. Higher memory speeds aren't always better.
    Your memory is rated to run at 2.10 volts, don't worry.

    Room temperatures relate to the temperatures in your computer case. A 2 degree (C) lower room temperature will lower several of your computer temperatures by nearly the same amount. Your best overall cooling will be with your computer on the floor, below the open window where temperatures will be lower. I'm not comfortable with a computer on a window sill. You might have slightly better results with the side panel removed and using a modest desk fan blowing the cooler air into your open case.

    Check out the Advanced Bios Features in your mobo user manual. Cpu Thermal Monitor2 (TM2) is a built-in safety feature that will prevent your cpu from overheating. You'll notice in the bios settings that this is set to Enabled. Never disable this feature.

    I wouldn't worry about cpu core temperatures up to 75 (C). 80 degrees is approaching the point where TM2 might kick in to protect your system.
    Prime95 and OCCT "dataset" tests usually get core voltages around 55 (C), and IBT, LinX, or OCCT PSU test will push temperatures about 10 degrees higher. Your stock Intel cooler will probably run up to 10 degrees higher. You'll need to see how your temperatures are with a modest overclock.

    Backing up your your boot partition to another partition isn't the best way to go. With only one hard drive, you should copy the imaged backup files to DVDs. Most imaging applications will let you choose up to a 2GB file size for each of the image files. My boot partition has 15GB of files, and using the maximum compression option, I have 10 image files, where the largest image file is 717 MB and the total size of these fiels is about 6.5GB. You should always use the imaging program to verify the file integrity of your image files. An online and offline set of backups is always better than just having a single backup.

    Apply the recommended bios settings and stress test your system.
    Be specific in describing any errors that occur while testing.
    You only need to post your bios settings and screen-shot when you are reporting your results. Once your system has passed the stability tests, we can proceed with a 20% overclock and see how your temperatures are doing.
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    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)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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