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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues

    It looks like there is a possible problem with the power delivery with your system.
    You have an excellent power supply, but it might be defective or there might be a problem with your motherboard's voltage regulation.
    At 800MHz memory speeds with 8GB, your memory shouldn't need the maximum memory voltage.
    Sometimes memory runs best when the voltage is somewhat lower than the maximum amount allowed.

    You might need to borrow another psu to test with.
    It's possible that testing with a different brand or model of memory might give better results.
    It seems strange that your system is fine with 4GB of memory, but fails miserably with 8GB, even when the memory speed is lowered to 800MHz.

    I'll reread the entire thread to see if I see anything that might be causing the problem.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues

    Hi profJim,

    So after 15 runs of test #5 and 6 runs of the full Memtest86+ suite (10h 22m), no errors.

    Can I leave the settings as is, or should I try to put the mem back to 1066? If I leave it at 800, any chance of tightening the timings?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Alf928; 11-04-2011 at 07:52 PM.
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    Memtest86+ is an excellent preliminary testing tool, but it is not enough to determine if your system is stable.
    You need to run some heavy duty stress tests in windows before tweaking memory for maximum performance.

    After completing Memtest86+, I boot into windows and run 5 loops of IBT (IntelBurnTest) or LinX using 2048MB of memory.
    This is my preliminary windows stress test, followed by running several Prime95 stress tests using:
    1. Prime95 Large FFT test for 2 - 4 hours (extensive memory test)
    2. Prime95 Small FFT test for 2 - 4 hours (extensive cpu test, little memory testing)
    3. Prime95 Blend test for 6 - 10 hours (extensive test for cpu and memory)

    It often takes several hours for Prime95 to find errors. If errors occur in any of the windows tests, do not continue testing. Report the error details and include a screen-shot with the program error. Even if only one Prime95 "worker" has an error, stop the test.
    This is NOT the normal test order that I recommend, but you should follow this order due to your memory issues.

    You should be able to create a cropped screen-shot with all the suggested programs from step #4 in the earlier post. It's best if you keep the image's width less than 1024 pixels. I use the PNG image file format and reduce the number of colors in the final, cropped screen-shot to 256. Many of my screen-shots are about 350KB and the forum automatically compresses and reduces the size of the attached image file to about 150KB.

    Click on the Prime95 Tutorial link in my signature for detailed testing information.
    Even if your 8GB memory speeds need to be limited to ~800MHz, we might be able to overclock your system up to about 3.60GHz with memory speeds below 850MHz and with tighter memory timings. If you want to go this route, you will need to repeat the stress tests at each step, but you won't need to perform long Memtest86+ tests once we know that your system is stable.
    After my system is stable, when overclocking, I always/usually run 8 - 10 loops of the Memtest86+ #5 test and sometimes run only one full loop using the standard #1 - #8 tests. Then I repeat the IBT/LinX/Prime95 stress tests. When I've reached my "final" overclock, I repeat each of the three Prime95 tests for 8 - 12 hours.

    Questions? Ask away.
    Last edited by profJim; 11-07-2011 at 08:21 PM. Reason: minor edit
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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
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues

    The SPD screen shows that your memory's default 800MHz settings use 5-5-5-18 primary timings with 1.80 volts for a 4GB kit. With 8GB of memory at ~ 800MHz, DRAM voltage should work with 1.80 - 1.90 volts or slightly higher. Later we can try tighter 4-4-4-12 timings up to about 850MHz, but you might need DRAM voltage = 2.00 - 2.10 and this might be a problem.

    Your overall system performance (cpu and memory) will be much better when we increase CPU Host Frequency to 400 - 425MHz. 450MHz would require your memory to run at 900MHz which might be doable.
    Some possible final settings:
    • 8.0 x 400 = 3.20GHz, memory at 800 or 960MHz
    • 8.5 x 400 = 3.40GHz, memory at 800 or 960MHz
    • 8.5 x 425 = 3.61GHz, memory at 850 (1020MHz probably won't be stable)
    • 8.5 x 450 = 3.82GHz, memory at 900MHz
    Using a different CPU multiplier and/or CPU Host Frequency. we can use intermediate cpu and memory speed settings.

    If you are into playing games on your system, an excellent stress test is to run your most demanding games for several hours. I know it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it.

    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues-corsair-dominator-twin2x4096-8500c5d-5-5-5-15-ddr1066-spd-png
    Last edited by profJim; 11-05-2011 at 07:14 PM. Reason: spelling
    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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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues

    Hi profJim,

    Wow, many thanks for all your hard work on this

    I have put the RAM to 1.80V and all Memtest86+ tests passed with flying colours. Will now test IBT and Prime95, along with some Battlefield 3
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues

    Hi profJim,

    So 2 hrs into the BF3 session, I got a BSOD. I'm not ready to call this a RAM issue as these were the latest AMD drivers. I then ran all of the IBT and Prime95 tests, no issues reported.

    I've uploaded the latest screenshots, and below is the latest BIOS config. I have not yet OC'ed the CPU.

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    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P rev. 1.0 BIOS @ F10
    
    Cpu: Intel Q9550 E0 @ 2.83GHz (non-OC)
    
    Ram: 8GB (2x) Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D @ 5-5-5-15 DDR1066
    RAM link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
    
    Power Supply Unit: Corsair HX620 620W
    
    Default settings for new setups that are not overclocked.
    
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster -------- : [Auto] <-- FAST is OK
    CPU Clock Ratio ---------------- : [8X]
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio ----------- : [+0.5] <-- ignore if not available
    CPU Frequency -------------- : 2.83GHz ( 333x8.5)
    
    Clock Chip Control
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control --------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ------- : [333]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) ---- : [100] <-- Set to 100, never leave this on Auto
    
    C.I.A.2 ------------------------ : [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control ------- [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive ---------------- : 800mV <-- show the values displayed in your bios for these four settings
    PCI Express Clock Drive -------- : 900mV
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) ------------ : 0ps
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) ------------ : 0ps
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance ------------ : [Standard] <-- set to STANDARD when overclocking
    Extreme Memory Profile - (XMP) - : [Disabled] <-- Leave this Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch --------- : [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ------- : [2.40B]
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) --------- : 1066 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable --------- : [Manual] <-- set to MANUAL for overclocking
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time ------- 5 ---- : [5]
    tRCD  ------------------ 7 ---- : [5]
    tRP -------------------- 7 ---- : [5]
    tRAS  ------------------ 24 ---- : [15]
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD  ------------------ 4 ---- : [Auto]
    tWTR  ------------------ 4 ---- : [Auto]
    tWR -------------------- 8 ---- : [Auto]
    tRFC  ------------------ 68 ---- : [Auto]
    tRTP  ------------------ 4 ---- : [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ----- 0 ------ : [Auto] <-- Auto or 0 is OK
    
    Channel A Timing Settings -- {Press Enter to change settings)
    Static tRead Value ------------- : [7]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ------- : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ------- : [Auto]  ps
    
    Channel B Timing Settings {Press Enter to change settings)
    Static tRead Value ------------- : [7]
    tRD Phase0 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto] <-- leave this and below set to AUTO
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase2 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    tRD Phase3 Adjustment ---------- : [Auto]
    Trd2rd(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2wr(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Twr2rd(Different Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) --------- : [Auto]
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control ------- : [Auto]  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control ------- : [Auto]  ps
    
    Channel A and B Driving Settings ------ {Press Enter to change settings)
    Driving Strenght Profile ------- : [Auto] <-- setting for channel A
    Driving Strenght Profile ------- : [Auto] <-- setting for channel B
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    CPU
    Voltage Types--------- Normal ----- Current -----
    Load-Line Calibration ---------- : [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ----------- 1.25000V -- : [1.25000V] <-- set to the 1.????? value
    
    CPU Termination ----- 1.200V* -- : [1.200V] <-- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    CPU PLL ------------- 1.500V* -- : [1.500V] <-- set to the value to the left (Auto over-volts this too much when overclocking) Auto is OK if not overclocking
    
    CPU Reference ------- 0.760V* -- : [Auto] <-- Auto Will set this correctly
    CPU Reference2 ------ 0.800V* -- : [Auto] <-- Auto Will set this correctly   <-- N/A on my BIOS!!!!!
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core ------------- 1.100V -- : [1.220V] <-- set to 1.20 for 2x2GB ram (1.24 - 1.26, or 1.05 might be needed)
    MCH Reference -------- 0.760V -- : [Auto]
    MCH/DRAM Ref --------- 0.900V -- : [Auto]
    ICH I/O -------------- 1.500V -- : [1.500V] <-- set to the value to the left
    ICH Core ------------- 1.100V -- : [1.100V] <-- set to the value to the left
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage --------- 1.800V -- : [1.800V] <-- set to the max rated ram voltage (for most memory)
    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 ----------- : [Enabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support --------- : [Enabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) ---- : [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function  ------------- : [Enabled]
    Virtualization Technology ------ : [Enabled] <-- Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect  ----- : [Enabled] <-- set to Disabled when overclocking (this must be enabled to flash or boot from a USB drive)
    Attached Images Attached Images Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - memory issues-bsod-png 
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    IBM M1015 flashed to LSI 9210-8i
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    1GB Sapphire HD4870
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 E0 @ 2.83GHz w/ Noctua NH-U12P
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 (BIOS @ F10)
    8GB (2x) Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D @ 5-5-5-15 DDR1066
    1GB Sapphire HD4870
    IBM M1015 flashed to LSI 9210-8i
    WD 640GB Black (Boot)
    WD 1TB Black
    WD 1.5TB Green
    WD 2TB Green
    Seagate 500GB
    Corsair HX-620 (620W)
    Antec P182
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 E0 @ 2.83GHz w/ Noctua NH-U12P
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 (BIOS @ F10)
    8GB (2x) Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D @ 5-5-5-15 DDR1066
    1GB Sapphire HD4870
    IBM M1015 flashed to LSI 9210-8i
    WD 640GB Black (Boot)
    WD 1TB Black
    WD 1.5TB Green
    WD 2TB Green
    Seagate 500GB
    Corsair HX-620 (620W)
    Antec P182
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 E0 @ 2.83GHz w/ Noctua NH-U12P
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.0 (BIOS @ F10)
    8GB (2x) Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5D @ 5-5-5-15 DDR1066
    1GB Sapphire HD4870
    IBM M1015 flashed to LSI 9210-8i
    WD 640GB Black (Boot)
    WD 1TB Black
    WD 1.5TB Green
    WD 2TB Green
    Seagate 500GB
    Corsair HX-620 (620W)
    Antec P182
    24" Dell U2410 (1900x1200)

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