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X58 Sabertooth - Minor Stability Issues and Can't find eSATA

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Hi there,

INITIAL STUFF
I recently purchased a new Seagate Baracuda 3tb HD.
I tried doing my regular installation, then going to Manage, Storage, Disk Management. However, it didn't show up.
I then installed Seagate Disc Wizard hoping that it would automatically setup what I needed. That didn't take either.

I had one of my IT-ish friends give me a hand. He went and updated a bunch of my motherboard drivers and updated the bios as well.
However, somehow, the BIOS settings were reset to default (either by accident or that's just how it installs itself).

In the process, I lost the ram timings. It is a 12gb kit of OCZ3G1333LV12GK. I remember reading the Timings or Voltage or both don't match what's on the package, that it's actually faster or something?
I think it's 1333MHz CL9 9-9-9-20 @ 1.65V?

Anyways, I think I set the new 3tb HD to a GTP file system?


1. MAJOR ISSUE
While the 3tb HD was plugged in, I seemed to encounter some stability issues.
I got 2 blue screen crashes.

Here is the report I managed to save.
Code:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   BlueScreen
  OS Version:   6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID:    1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:       50
  BCP1: FFFFF8A01132A2C0
  BCP2: 0000000000000001
  BCP3: FFFFF88001AE40AF
  BCP4: 0000000000000002
  OS Version:   6_1_7601
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product:      256_1


2. REMOVED THE 3TB DRIVE. NO MORE BLUE SCREENING

3. eSATA DIED AND I CAN'T GET IT BACK
And somehow, in the process of installing the latest AMD video card drivers, my explorer.exe hung up,


I have tried reinstalling the jmicron drivers since, but it hasn't helped.

So somehow, I suspect that my bios settings are wrong or something else has gone seriously wrong.



I'm pretty bad with all this setup stuff. I know my way around a functioning computer, but I never got techy enough to trouble shoot.

Your help would be VERY appreciated.

THANKS!
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To clarify, you have this hard drive in the eSATA and nothing in the SATA III ports, correct?

Edit: Also BSOD error 0x000000050 is usually a memory issue. Run a few passes of memtest86+
Don't change your DRAM voltage from default (1.65 V i think). Changing it WILL cause instability
Edited by OCScrub - 1/31/12 at 7:34pm
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hmmms, maybe the default isn't delivering the 1.65v that this ram kit needs. I think the AUTO setting might be too low,

And yes, you are correct. I have an SSD, and 2 other hard drives plugged into the intel SATA 2 sockets. But nothing in the Grey Marvell SATA 3 sockets.

I will try MemTest tonight and report back.
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How do I know if the BIOS flashing is to blame?
Because ever since, I've been getting this weird double boot thing.
When it attempts to boot up, the power goes on, the fans spin and the lights come on, this happens for about 1 second and then it dies.

After that, It still hangs on the jmicron controller screen.
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Are you saying: the fans power up, abruptly shut down, then reboots: starting fans,POSTing and bootingOS? If so i would check your memory for sure. X58 boards will do this if memory is not being read properly. Reseat all memory and make sure that bios reads all of it (12 Gb). And i would still run memtest 86+

Edit: Let's make sure the RAM is working/reading properly before focusing on the HDD. This way we can rule out the RAM
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It is doing exactly that. The power comes on, the lights flash and the fans kick in and then it dies.
It attempts to start up twice like that. Then boots up ok on the 3rd try perfectly ok.... most of the time. But sometimes, windows doesn't load and it jumps to a system recovery screen.


As per your advice, I have reseated the ram. Bios is reading all 12gb of it.

I have tried loosening the ram timings to 10-10-10-24.
Bumping up the voltage to 1.70v and dropping it back the default of 1.50v.
Ditto with lowering the clock speed to 1066 instead of 1333.


Each time, right off the bat, all my sectors are giving me errors in memtest.
Everything was working perfectly fine until the bios re-flash and it jumped back to default settings.


This is the kit I have:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr3-pc3-10666-12gb-gold-low-voltage-triple-channel.html


I could be mistaken, but a BIOS flash isn't likely to kill my ram. And since I'm typing all this on my computer, I think the BIOS re-flashed ok as well?
So... I might need some coaching on how to setup my ram.

thanks again!
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I would take out your CPU to check to see any bent or melted pin. Also, I would flash your BIOS one more time.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/SABERTOOTH_X58/#download

I'm surprised you pump 1.7 V into your RAM kit. Take out your RAM, install one RAM at a time and do memtest86+.

Check your BIOS under SATA for things called hot plugging or eSATA. Simply turn it on for the SATA port that is used for eSATA.
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Yes, definitely don't put more than 1.65 V on the the DRAM bus, it will BSOD more. I would do what guy above said, run memtest 86+ on each stick seperately, for at least a few passes. Since the test showed bad sectors, let's double check on that before you cash in on the warranty/ get new ram. If you flashed the correct bios and it flashed correctly, i don't see how that would affect your RAM at all.

Edit: For the eSATA drive, set the JMB36x ATA controller in the bios to Enabled. Also reinstall the JMB36x Controller driver from the disks that came with mobo if you still have it.
Edited by OCScrub - 2/2/12 at 7:50pm
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