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    Default Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubuntu)

    This is an advanced issue. I work in IT so I'm not a novice but I have no idea about overclocking/ram timing.

    I cannot boot a lot of OS installation discs/live cds. This is what I've tried so far:

    Ubuntu Live version 5.0(32 bit)-10.04(64 bit)
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit or 64 bit.
    Daurik's boot and nuke


    What it does at some point while loading the installation is it restarts. It doesn't matter if I have a hard drive plugged in or not (I shouldn't need one to boot an Ubuntu Live CD). With Ubuntu it restarts while trying to load, and with Windows it restarts after I pick my language and click next. I have tried a different CPU, clearing the CMOS, taking out the CMOS battery, different video card, different DVD drives (IDE and SATA), and different sticks/types of RAM. No matter what I do, it always restarts where I say. I have tried loading optimized defaults and loading failsafe defaults. I feel like it might be a RAM timing issue.

    Interestingly enough I installed a Hackintosh version of OS X snow leopard with these parts and it seems to boot fine without restarting ever. Didn't have issues with the install, but it was installed from a USB drive. I can still boot into it without issues when I load the correct bios settings. I don't know why it can boot this and not Windows or Linux.

    I'm out of ideas. This is going to require either a replacement or help from someone high up most likely. Maybe it's a RAM timing issue? Maybe I need to reflash the bios, but how can I do that without a Windows installation?


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    Model Name : GA-EP45-UD3P(rev. 1.6)
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    M/B Rev : 1.6
    BIOS Ver : FE
    Serial No. : 100xxxxxxxx
    Purchase Dealer :
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    VGA Brand : Nvidia Model : some dell one
    CPU Brand : Intel Model : Q9450 Speed : 2.66
    Operation System : Windows 7 and Linux and Mac OS X SP :
    Memory Brand : Corsair Type : DDRII
    Memory Size : 1x4 GB Speed : 800MHz
    Power Supply : 1000 W


    I have a Sata HD & DVDRW.

    Could a crappy bios flash do this or is it timing issues? I'm not the first owner of this board, so maybe they screwed it up but I don't see how a cmos reset wouldn't fix that. Thanks guys, this forum looks like my best bet. I'm not some noob who isn't willing to give this a shot.

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    I took most of this info from a Gigabyte support message I sent them, so I appologize for redundancy. Also when I get this fixed I have an H50 watercooling Corsair kit and I'd like to overclock my machine to like 4GHz if possible, it's running at 30C :) so I'll need help with that but I need everything stable first.

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    cant you update bios and clear dmi pool data from within the bios using q-flash and a bios file on a usb stick?? press end to bring up q-flash at the gigabyte splash screen,try disabling all floppy drives aswell from boot order and the bios itself like drive A makesure you disable it
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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    cant you update bios and clear dmi pool data from within the bios using q-flash and a bios file on a usb stick?? press end to bring up q-flash at the gigabyte splash screen,try disabling all floppy drives aswell from boot order and the bios itself like drive A makesure you disable it
    By clear DMI pool data you mean choose the Disable option on the line

    Keep DMI Data

    when in Qflash?

    Also my bios package is in an exe file. So to flash it I need to turn my usb drive into a boot disk like a floppy? How would I do that? Right now it's not seeing the EXE file, just the parent directory. The USB drive is formatted FAT16.

    All floppy drives have been disabled in bios, removed from boot order, and unplugged.
    Last edited by montag; 07-09-2010 at 07:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    when you download the bios file open it with winrar and drag the .bin file to the usb stick,all the programs to make the stick bootable are in this guide if you scroll down,and yes i think you untick the keep dmi pool data so that it clears it after the flash....you might not need to make the usb stick bootable and all you need is the bin file on it

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    when you download the bios file open it with winrar and drag the .bin file to the usb stick,all the programs to make the stick bootable are in this guide if you scroll down,and yes i think you untick the keep dmi pool data so that it clears it after the flash....you might not need to make the usb stick bootable and all you need is the bin file on it

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/
    Did exactly as you said, successfully flashed the bios with version FE and with DMI Data disabled and it still restarts on Ubuntu and on a Windows disc. Couldn't be a PSU issue could it?
    Last edited by montag; 07-09-2010 at 08:34 AM.

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    did you disable drive A and floppy drives from the boot order?? it could also be not enough ram voltage or northbridge voltage
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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    Yeah I did that.

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    Can you please give me your current full BIOS settings in a template from my signature, and a link to your exact memory.

    Also, what ports (Color and #) do you have the Hard drive and CD connected to?

    And what settings are you using per these in integrated Peripherals section of the BIOS

    Integrated Peripherals


    Intel Controller (Yellow Ports)
    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) .............
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode ...................................

    Gigabyte/J.Micron Controller (Purple Ports)
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) .............
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ...........

    Have you ran Memtest86+ on this memory
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    If not please do one stick at a time, for 3-4 passes each

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    Default Re: Freak issue with my EP45-UD3P board--restarts on any OS DVD boot (Windows 7, Ubun

    CPU = Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard GA-EP45-UD3P
    BIOS Version = Main: FE / Backup: FD
    Ram = 4x Corsair,CM2X1024-6400C4 Link: Welcome to Corsair :: XMS2 Product Information 2 different revisions but same model

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto or Fast
    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) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: Auto

    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...................: [Turbo]
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: Auto
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time……………………5
    tRCD …………………………………..5
    tRP'…………………………………….5
    tRAS……………………………………18

    Set all Suggested below to highest Values first. Then later you can lower, one at a time, testing as you go

    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD…………………………………….3
    tWTR……………………………………3
    tWR……………………………………..6
    tRFC…………………………………….42
    tRTP…………………………………….3
    Command Rate (CMD) ………………..:0

    Channel A
    Static tRead Value…………………….:7 Auto
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment……………….:1 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

    Channel A Driving Settings
    Driving Strength Profile Auto
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<Everything below 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

    Channel A Driving Settings
    Driving Strength Profile Auto
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<Everything below Auto

    Motherboard Voltage Control

    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:Auto if not overclocking, if you are overclocking please do find and set your own voltages

    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much. Optimal range for overclock would be 1.2-1.5 depending on Vcore, try to keep at least .1 under vcore. Auto is fine if not overclocking

    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << If overclocking Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much. Optimal range for overclock would be 1.5-1.65. Auto is fine if not overclocking

    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly

    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly

    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: <<
    MCH Reference….…….0.760V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.500V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave

    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............:
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave

    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled]

    Integrated Peripherals
    Intel Controller (Yellow Ports) Don't know where this is at
    SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10R Southbridge) ….Disabled
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode ……………………………..Disabled

    Gigabyte/J.Micron Controller (Purple Ports) Don't know where this is at
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ………….Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip) ........... IDE

    Sata config:

    Nothing in Gsata (purple)

    Yellow:
    CD drive in sata2_0
    hard drive in sata2_1

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