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January 26, 2010 12:09:13 PM

hello everyone :) 

i need to pick all brains on this one.

i have a gigabyte EP45-UD3P revision 1.1 with the f8 bios
i have been getting alot of bluescreens lately.

when i play games i get this bluescreen error (ntoskrnl.exe) it doesnt happen straight away but about 30/40 mins in it seems to happen.

i googled the error and i have read to updates drivers and bios aswell now i have done all the latest drivers and what not but i do not want to upgrade my bios as i have a onboard raid setup.

will i lose the raid if i do go with the upgrade? i have heaps of data that i dont really want to lose.

also before hand i was getting some other bluescreen error. which had to do with hardware.

i ran a prime95 test on my cpu and i got erros straight away.

swapped my cpu with a q6600 and i could play games fine. until the bluescreen error (ntoskrnl.exe) which has started coming up.

but now when i play games my screen will go blank and then bluescreen well kinda the screen is still blank.

i have also read that bluescreen error (ntoskrnl.exe) can be cause by viruses?

please if you could help me out guys, would love to have a working pc again :) 

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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 26, 2010 12:40:09 PM

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will i lose the raid if i do go with the upgrade? i have heaps of data that i dont really want to lose.
No, but if you can't lose your data, then it should be backed up to an external drive or media.

I know that motherboard is very good. What memory modules are you using? Did you run memtest86+ to check for memory errors?
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January 26, 2010 1:01:32 PM

might bring it work and back it up. i need 3tbs of space :) 

yeah i have read alot of good things about this board. but the last couple of moths have been non stop dramas though ):
the ram modules i am using are a-data 1066mhz ram 4x1gb sticks
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January 26, 2010 1:01:55 PM

oh no i havent done i mem test
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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 26, 2010 2:38:17 PM

matty92 said:
might bring it work and back it up. i need 3tbs of space :) 

yeah i have read alot of good things about this board. but the last couple of moths have been non stop dramas though ):
the ram modules i am using are a-data 1066mhz ram 4x1gb sticks

That motherboard works well with DDR2-800 at 1.8-1.9V, but you're using DDR2-1066. What are the specs of your modules and did you set them up correctly in the BIOS (timings and voltage)? You might have to bump up the voltage a bit when installing 4 modules.
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January 26, 2010 10:34:40 PM

GhislainG said:
That motherboard works well with DDR2-800 at 1.8-1.9V, but you're using DDR2-1066. What are the specs of your modules and did you set them up correctly in the BIOS (timings and voltage)? You might have to bump up the voltage a bit when installing 4 modules.



here is the web link for the sticks of ram i have
http://oc.adata.com.tw/1_product_detail.asp?pid=AD21066...

i havent really touched bios settings. everything is running at defualt.



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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 26, 2010 11:25:49 PM

Timing Reference
- DDR2 800 CL5-5-5-18 at 1.8V
- DDR2 800 CL4-4-4-12 at 2.0V (EPP Profile 1)
- DDR2 1066 CL5-5-5-15 at 2.3V (EPP Profile 2)

Which timing and voltage are you using?
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January 27, 2010 8:36:41 AM

GhislainG said:
Timing Reference
- DDR2 800 CL5-5-5-18 at 1.8V
- DDR2 800 CL4-4-4-12 at 2.0V (EPP Profile 1)
- DDR2 1066 CL5-5-5-15 at 2.3V (EPP Profile 2)

Which timing and voltage are you using?



DDR2 1066 CL5-5-5-16 at 1.98v - which is defualt
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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 11:29:46 AM

The BIOS should set the voltage correctly if you select EPP Profile 2. If it doesn't, then set up the voltage as per the specs (2.3V). Personally I'd use EPP Profile 1 because it will be as fast and much better for the modules (2.0V instead of 2.3V). You can double-check the profiles in CPU-Z (SPD tab).
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January 27, 2010 9:54:05 PM

GhislainG said:
The BIOS should set the voltage correctly if you select EPP Profile 2. If it doesn't, then set up the voltage as per the specs (2.3V). Personally I'd use EPP Profile 1 because it will be as fast and much better for the modules (2.0V instead of 2.3V). You can double-check the profiles in CPU-Z (SPD tab).



ok thanks for this i will try this.

just one thing :)  how do i set epp1 profile.

is it under the overclock tab?
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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 11:14:53 PM

On mine it's under M.I.T. in the DRAM Performance Control section. See page 39 of the manual. The Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) won't appear if your modules don't support it. Then you simply have to set the timings and voltage manually.
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January 28, 2010 7:46:57 AM

ay guys thanks for the help will give this a crack :) 
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February 4, 2010 3:12:52 AM

GhislainG said:
The BIOS should set the voltage correctly if you select EPP Profile 2. If it doesn't, then set up the voltage as per the specs (2.3V). Personally I'd use EPP Profile 1 because it will be as fast and much better for the modules (2.0V instead of 2.3V). You can double-check the profiles in CPU-Z (SPD tab).




the profiles didnt help either.

so i tested each stick of ram one by one with memtest85+ from hirens bootcd and on the third stick i got errors straight away.

reutrned the kit waiting on the ra ):

i also noticed the my pc booted up with no issues thanks for all the help mate
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February 4, 2010 3:13:38 AM

Best answer selected by matty92.
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