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Thread: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reaper




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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    One quick question,

    I realize that there's a new bios for ep-45-ds3 mobo which is f10d. I am using f9 now, i also read the qflash guide that tweaktown provide. Is updating bios effect if i am going to overclock my system?
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 Rev A2 Bios:F10d
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz
    CPU cooler: Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight
    Current OS: Windows 7 Nvidia Edition 32 bit
    RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (2x2GB) DDR2
    Graphic card: Asus NVIDIA GeForce EN 9800 GTX+, 512M DDR3 Dark Knight Version
    PSU: SilverStone Strider 600W PSU
    MainHD: 2X Samsung 500 GB NTFS HardDisk
    ExternalHD: 2TB Samsung Story NTFSHD (Main movie storage, always connected)
    : 1TB Seagate Desktop NTFSHD (Secondary movie storage, always connected)
    : 1 TB Lacie NTFS HD (only connected when needed)
    Altec Lancing 5.1 Speakers
    Logitech Wave Keyboard
    Razer Lachesis Mouse
    PC Case: Antec 300
    Fan: 2 Coolermaster Fan for intake at the front, 1 exhaust on top and back

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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    Ok.. I am planning to overclock my system as the RAM that i just install cry for OC.

    I am trying to get new cases which i already decided on ANtec 300, however i still can't decide on the cpu cooler. I am currently interested on Coolermaster V8 or COOLIT DOMINO A.L.C. Water Cooling Kit. Can someone familiar with these products advice me please?

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    Last edited by aphilip; 06-13-2010 at 12:26 PM.
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 Rev A2 Bios:F10d
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz
    CPU cooler: Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight
    Current OS: Windows 7 Nvidia Edition 32 bit
    RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (2x2GB) DDR2
    Graphic card: Asus NVIDIA GeForce EN 9800 GTX+, 512M DDR3 Dark Knight Version
    PSU: SilverStone Strider 600W PSU
    MainHD: 2X Samsung 500 GB NTFS HardDisk
    ExternalHD: 2TB Samsung Story NTFSHD (Main movie storage, always connected)
    : 1TB Seagate Desktop NTFSHD (Secondary movie storage, always connected)
    : 1 TB Lacie NTFS HD (only connected when needed)
    Altec Lancing 5.1 Speakers
    Logitech Wave Keyboard
    Razer Lachesis Mouse
    PC Case: Antec 300
    Fan: 2 Coolermaster Fan for intake at the front, 1 exhaust on top and back

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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    Update the BIOS, no it wont stop you from overclocking at all.

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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    I have 8500 Reaper and I will recommend that you don't get them. I regret getting them, it seemed like a good idea at the time but they aren't that great from an overclocking point of view. They are terrible for heatsink compatibility which is what really makes me regret getting them. Many larger heatsinks will not fit with them so you would have to forget many of the better heatsinks.
    Gigabyte X48-DS5 F7 Bios
    Intel Q9450 2.66GHz 8 x 333, 8 x 438 (3.5GHz when overclocked) 1.35V with Intel Power saving enabled
    Windows XP Pro SP2 32 bit
    2x2GB OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500
    Corsair HX 520 PSU
    Gigabyte GV-RX385512H HD3850 512MB
    Western Digital WD5000ABYS 500GB SATA hard drive
    Western Digital WD5000YS 500GB SATA hard drive - disconnected
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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Update the BIOS, no it wont stop you from overclocking at all.
    I did read the bios qflash guide, it said that don't update if there's no problem with your system as flashing bios is risky.. I just want to ask if it's worth to update my f9 bios to f10d??

    Btw RedDwarf, well the thread title seems to be OCZ Reaper however due to there's no more OCZ Reaper stock at the online shop that i am buying from. I change it to G.Skill PC28500/1066Mhz :D

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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 Rev A2 Bios:F10d
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz
    CPU cooler: Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight
    Current OS: Windows 7 Nvidia Edition 32 bit
    RAM: 2x2GB G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (2x2GB) DDR2
    Graphic card: Asus NVIDIA GeForce EN 9800 GTX+, 512M DDR3 Dark Knight Version
    PSU: SilverStone Strider 600W PSU
    MainHD: 2X Samsung 500 GB NTFS HardDisk
    ExternalHD: 2TB Samsung Story NTFSHD (Main movie storage, always connected)
    : 1TB Seagate Desktop NTFSHD (Secondary movie storage, always connected)
    : 1 TB Lacie NTFS HD (only connected when needed)
    Altec Lancing 5.1 Speakers
    Logitech Wave Keyboard
    Razer Lachesis Mouse
    PC Case: Antec 300
    Fan: 2 Coolermaster Fan for intake at the front, 1 exhaust on top and back

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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    That is a general warning for people that don't know what they are doing, ect. I had to put warnings ya know :)

    I would go ahead and update if it was me, I always update to the latest

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    Default Re: GA Ep45-DS3 and OCZ 2x2GB PC28500/1066Mhz Reaper or OCZ 2x2GB PC26400/800Mhz Reap

    There is no real reason NOT to update the BIOS, but it's a good idea to go with the latest even tho it's a beta cos things have been tweaked and added to make things better. Just don't use @BIOS to do it. If you update the BIOS use Qflash to do it. I think you will be pretty safe using the G-Skill 8500 get the 2x2gig kit I have a EP45 board and it runs a treat.

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