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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    Yes I realise now you meant that.

    Results all froze like so:

    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.1 after 4 seconds
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.075 8 seconds
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.05 15 seconds
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control +0.025 42 seconds
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control Normal 1minute 13 seconds

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    Your results are discouraging but at least there is a pattern.
    If you can use a negative voltage offset with (G)MCH OverVoltage Control, give it a try.
    I remember that some G.Skill DDR2 memory kits required a lower setting than normal.
    I don't recall that this ever applied to any Corsair memory kits.

    With your current settings, also try DDR2 OverVoltage Control with offset voltages between Normal and +0.20
    Cpu voltage varies with each processor and you might need to try Auto and Normal settings even though your cpu is not overclocked.
    Memtest86+ errors usually appear on screen, not with your system freezing.
    Something is not right but I don't see anything else right now.
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    Hi I just tried +0.25 on the ddr2 overvoltage but didn't help.
    I've never had an error in any combination of settings-memtest always freezes as does windows.
    I suspect something on the board is overheating. Could it be the NB heatsink is poor?
    There's no option to undervolt the gmch control.
    Any other ideas please-i really need the extra ram.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    If you can test with a different memory kit it might help.
    Install HWiNFO64 with one memory module installed and see what your temperatures and voltages are.
    Then install your second memory module and boot into windows and check the sensor readings.
    Post a picture of the HWiNFO64 window.
    HWiNFO64 Download

    Your north bridge is probably hot to the touch, but you should be able to leave your finger on it for several seconds without getting burned.
    Make sure that the N.B. heatsink is securely attached to the chip and motherboard.
    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
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    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
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    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    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
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    The northbridge heatsink looks like this and its hot but can be touched for any length of time:
    GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!-gaep35ds3psocket-jpg

    Could you please clarify which window in HWiNFO64do you want me to post?
    Also I noticed that although the CPU temp is low (37c) the temp for individual cores is nearly 70c. Is that normal?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    The sensors window has all of the temperature and voltage sensor readings.
    Your N.B. heatsink temperatures are good, but your cpu core temps are way to high if your system was not running a stress test.
    Your cpu core temps might be part of the problem.
    The stock Intel cpu heatsink is a P.O.S. that is marginally adequate for normal use.
    Your computer case and fans can have a major effect on overall cooling efficiency.
    Make sure that the cpu heatsink is secure and that all four push pin mounts are secure.
    You can run your cpu fan at full speed all of the time by changing the bios settings in the bios PC Health window.

    Attached is my sensor window with my system at idle with 73o F or 23.5o C ambient temperature .
    My core temp sensors never go below 40o & 35o C.

    GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!-hwinfo64-sensor-window-p35-ds3l-e6300-r0-8gb-ram-png
    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)
    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-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!

    Removed HSF, cleaned out fan, reapplied arctic silver and resecured HSF.

    Sensor screenshots as so:

    GA-EP35-DS3P with 2X2GB RAM-Can't get it stable!-sensor1-jpg

    cant seem to upload the second half-getting a red !

    this is for all 4GB. Do you want for 2GB?

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