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Now I need your expertise. Whenever I go to install any operating system the rig freezes and will get stuck. Ive tried Windows 7 (64 and 32), Ubuntu, and XP 32. Every single one gets stuck in a similar fashion. It will start to load files, then 20-30 seconds in it just stops. I managed to get memtest to run and let it complete 1 pass with no errors. How long do you need to let memtest run to find errors usually?

I've tried 2 different graphics cards, as well as 2 different DVD drives. All of my DVD drives are IDE rather than SATA, could this be causing problems?

The current BIOS is 1.6, should I try updating to the latest 1.7 BIOS? Should I just use the M-FLASH utility found within the bios. I've never flashed a BIOS before so im reluctant to try on my brand new rig.

Lastly, how can I manually change the voltages in the BIOS, as all of the voltages are set to AUTO and grayed out? I'm concerned the RAM may be undervolted by default.

Thank you so much for your help.
voltages are changed by usng the "+" & "-" keys on the number pad. We all asked that when we first got our board!

The install issue is an odd one. Make sure you are on all stock/auto settings when you are installing your O/S, just to be sure everything is stable. The RAM should be set to auto speed (1066Mhz) and the timings leave @ auto as well, we'll get to those later on, after the install. You will have to set the RAM volts manually though at this point (prior to O/S install). If it is a low voltage kit, set to 1.65v, if it is not low voltage, then set it to 1.9v.

Once you are certain you have the bios ready to go, try re-installing the O/S. If you are using multiple disk drives, then set the SB volts to 1.25v.

Good Luck, and let us know as questions arise.

Marc
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im so happy there is actually a section for overclocking - now then-it would really help if someone could post a highly detailed file of exact settings on everything in the cell - im not trying to be a jerk but some of the info is very vague and not very accurate if you know what i mean especially voltages and timings for different ram models ie- crucial kingston etc etc -it is crucial that ALL settings in cell are posted - or a screenshot at least so we dont mess up mobo or cpu -- ya know wot i mean "arry??
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HEY TOXIC!!

So everything has been pretty smooth so far this morning, games havent froze up or crashed, even ran 3dmark06 with a smooth pass through and scored an extra 100 points...

So is it safe to assume I was experiencing those hyper transport sync flood errors becasue my ram was actually being volted too high? I mean on auto settings it was 1.6v and since you had me down clock it to 1.5v seems to be good. Im gonna try the DREADED Dragon Age Origins, alt tab a bunch and see how it goes.
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voltages are changed by usng the "+" & "-" keys on the number pad. We all asked that when we first got our board!

The install issue is an odd one. Make sure you are on all stock/auto settings when you are installing your O/S, just to be sure everything is stable. The RAM should be set to auto speed (1066Mhz) and the timings leave @ auto as well, we'll get to those later on, after the install. You will have to set the RAM volts manually though at this point (prior to O/S install). If it is a low voltage kit, set to 1.65v, if it is not low voltage, then set it to 1.9v.

Once you are certain you have the bios ready to go, try re-installing the O/S. If you are using multiple disk drives, then set the SB volts to 1.25v.

Good Luck, and let us know as questions arise.

Marc
Hey mduclow,

DO you think that this may add stability to a system that has more than one Hard Drive, even IF they're NOT in any raid formation?


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HEY TOXIC!!

So everything has been pretty smooth so far this morning, games havent froze up or crashed, even ran 3dmark06 with a smooth pass through and scored an extra 100 points...

So is it safe to assume I was experiencing those hyper transport sync flood errors becasue my ram was actually being volted too high? I mean on auto settings it was 1.6v and since you had me down clock it to 1.5v seems to be good. Im gonna try the DREADED Dragon Age Origins, alt tab a bunch and see how it goes.
I don't think that was the issue. I've only received this Flood sync error 2maybe 3 times and it after switching bios, Before changing any settings from Auto. Maybe the difference was due to setting the correct volts and timings in BIOS... You also changed the DCT setting to Both this time. That was one thing that wasn't done previously, IIRC...

I'm glad that things are working for you though, Finally!? huh? Nice work Tox.
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Hey mduclow,

Do you think that this may add stability to a system that has more than one Hard Drive, even IF they're NOT in any raid formation?
Yeah, I think it does help some, but is more noticeable with arrays. It doesn't seem to introduce much in the way of extra temps that I can see.

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well things are working so far.... my luck is never been good. But so far so good. you guys have been a great help

EDIT Well that was short lived.. 3 and a half hours of league of legends, no problems... fire up Dungeons and Dragons Online and with in 5 min, Hyper transport sync flood error =/

2ND EDIT Ok so I dont know if this is just odd coincidence but I unplugged all my LED lights and played Dungeons and Dragons online with no problems... when my LED's were on, the game crashed on me twice with in 5 min of playing...
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well things are working so far.... my luck is never been good. But so far so good. you guys have been a great help

EDIT Well that was short lived.. 3 and a half hours of league of legends, no problems... fire up Dungeons and Dragons Online and with in 5 min, Hyper transport sync flood error =/
Well I did some reserch on the AMD forum and found the only thread with Many others having the Same Error, not neccessarily on this board though.

It's here.

post 12 says that they stopped having the issue once they manually set the CPU-NB to 2400 and then to 2600 and haven't experienced the issue since.

So IDK... But being that the Dragon platform performance tuning guide says that "the CPU-NB should be at least 3 times the speed (1600mhz is actually 800Mhz) of the Ram, maybe they're are onto something in that thread... I'm claiming that this is the answer but who knows at this point.

Call me rediculous. This isn't even my machine and I'm getting frustrated a bit.... I feel for you Chops! I will tell you though, that if I keep expereincing the same issues after already RMAing this Board twice and installing my new C3, wait for it..............................


I will sell this board! I may try some Crucial Ram though or the Stuff that Spec is having good luck with. What was it again?

As nice as it may seem of a board, it's dishing out many issues. So only time will tell.
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Thanks mastiff, im going to hold off on those CPU-NB till my game crashes again then change the setting. But if I can keep playing error free with the LED lights off... Idk, im so at a loss.

EDIT read those articles. good read, thank you
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LED's ??

Are you talking about the "GREEN MACHINE" LED's on the motherboard?
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The only time I got a Hyper transport sync flood error was when I tried 4.0Ghz.

I never heard of LEDs causing Hyper transport sync flood errors... Can a bad(shortage) LED cause voltage problems that severe?
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