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Error At Boot UP

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    I get this error at boot up. I cant find the answer on google can anyone help.

    Warning System had reset due to over-clock setting.
    Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before quit.

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  2. zimbo
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    you need to go into the BIOS and go to the screen which shows/displays/lets you change the CPU speed - this differs depending on the BIOS make then save your changes. Is this a fairly old motherboard?
     
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  3. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    this could be down to a flat motherboard battery. if you reset the bios settings and it happens again you'll need to change the battery. it may also be down to an error and be a one off. depending on the motherboard entering the bios could be F2, delete, F7...it should tell you when it boots. just go into the bios and reset it to default, as long as you havent made any custom settings loading the default settings and saving should suffice.

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  4. Boycie
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    Just for the record, the "Load BIOS defaults" can be useful if you want to start with a *safe* baseline. Might be worth making a note of what other settings have been altered first.

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  5. twizzle

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    The error message sounds like you've been trying to overclock the cpu. HAve you changed any of the bus speed settings or cpu clock mulitpliers in the bios before this?

    have you changed the CPU by any chance? If you put a lower spec cpu in the same mobo you might get this message i spose.

    Suggest entering bios and loading default settings as per Boyce's reply then re-adjust to correct settings if needed. It is also worth chceking the time / date in bios. If these are wrong it could suggest a CMOS battery issue.
     
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  6. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    that error doesn't necessarily mean the CPU/memory has been overclocked, usually more times than not it's not overclocking related. if you changed the CPU it would say the CPU has been changed, changing the memory would say it has increased/decreased in size. :)

    if you change the battery you'll need an CR2032, should tell you that on the battery though.

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  7. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    No your right it dosen't necessarily mean that but niether does it necessarily mean that the batterys on its way out. If all other Bios settings such as the time and date are lost then its more likely to be battery related. However if its only the clock speeds of the FSB or CPU multiplier (not memory) then you can also get this message.
    Another way to check this is that when it booted after this error message did you notice what the reported CPU was? In my system when the FSB is wrong it will report my CPU as 1200Mhz but when its right it reports it as an Athlon4200.
     
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