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    Default EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Hi,

    I have a strange problem with my system these days. My system has run flawless for over half a year, but this week, it has had this problem wich is that the system cant boot in the morning (cold) It gives constant short beeps, and reboots continious.
    In the manual it says "Power Error"
    So yesterday i bought a brand new PSU (XFX 850) but the problem stayed the same.
    Then i found out (by 10 hours of testing every component) that if i changed my mem, from CellShock to Corsair i could boot just fine, cause the stupid 1.8v to Dram in the Bios on GigaByte boards, my CellShock cant start at less than 2.1v and prefer 2.2v, and my Corsair can boot with default 1.8v so I can make it into the Bios.
    When i have the system up and running, it runs flawless, but then the day after it has the same system, continious booting and short beeps!

    Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev.1) F9
    E8600@3825MHz
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    CellShock 4x1GB (CS2221041)
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    PSU Targan 580w (Modulær) now XFX850w
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b

    What can I do to fix this?

    Best regards
    John
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev 1.0) F9
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 E0 stepping
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    G.Skill Trident 2x2GB PC2-8500 F2-8500CL5D-4GBTD
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    XFX 850w (Modular) Black Edition
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b (1920x1200)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Sounds like your other memory is failing, test each stick one by one at defaults with this
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    If you get errors you probably need to RMA the other memory

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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Thx for ur quick reply, I see where ur going with that, but they run just fine in various benchmark progs, games etc. and clock very fine too.
    I had the idea that maby the cmos Batt. where to blame, cause if the bios give the 2.1v the system starts flawless?
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev 1.0) F9
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 E0 stepping
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    G.Skill Trident 2x2GB PC2-8500 F2-8500CL5D-4GBTD
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    XFX 850w (Modular) Black Edition
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b (1920x1200)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Ahh ok. Well yes if either ram is 2.1V then 1.8V would not work and you would need to set 2.0-2.1V

    You may need a new battery if it always clears your settings. Many fast beeps means tRD (Static tRead Value) is set to low as well, so check this too.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Hi again,
    Wow thx for that info, I didnt know that!
    Btw. I'm using the EPP profile on the CellShock modules.
    I will look into that right away ;-)
    > and can i use the Batt. from another GigaByte board (p35-DQ6) ? I dont have any new around here.
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev 1.0) F9
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 E0 stepping
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    G.Skill Trident 2x2GB PC2-8500 F2-8500CL5D-4GBTD
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    XFX 850w (Modular) Black Edition
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b (1920x1200)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Yeap, you can use any old battery, just be sure it works still though. It should be a CR2032 battery, so it will be fine

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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    I have switched the Batt. now and that one works fine until now, but everest says that the new one is 3.07v and the old was 3.25v they both are a CR2032, why's that?
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev 1.0) F9
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 E0 stepping
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    G.Skill Trident 2x2GB PC2-8500 F2-8500CL5D-4GBTD
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    XFX 850w (Modular) Black Edition
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b (1920x1200)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    That is fine, they may just be different voltage batteries is all, or that one just does not hold as good of a charge?

    Need some new ones? They are cheap, I know where to get them for $0.48 cents, cheaper if you buy multiple, but that is in the US. Not sure if they ship worldwide, but I could check for you if you want.

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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Hi again my good friend ;-)

    Thx for ur offer, but i think i'm good for now, today the "new" Batt. shows 3.12v so i guess it was so low due to me not have used that mobo for ½ a year ;-)
    And btw, today my system started up witout any probs. thats the first time this week, maby that other Batt. was abit faulty?
    GA-EP45-DS4 (rev 1.0) F9
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 E0 stepping
    Thermalright 120 Ultra exTreme
    G.Skill Trident 2x2GB PC2-8500 F2-8500CL5D-4GBTD
    Club 3D HD4870 (512MB)
    XFX 850w (Modular) Black Edition
    Samsung SyncMaster 245b (1920x1200)
    G.Skill Falcon SSD 128GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


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    Default Re: EP45-DS4 continious short beeps at startup

    Ya even though it showed a higher voltage when the system was running, due to the PSU giving it power, it may have been dying so it could not hold a charge while the system was off.

    The other older one was probably just low on charge from not being used like you said. If it works and keeps working then you should be fine, if it starts dying on you too best to buy a new one so you are sure this is not the issue.

    Is it still working good now?

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