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Mr. Pedantic

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#1 10 years ago

I have an AMD Athlon64 3200+ running on an ASUS K8N motherboard. I decided to try overclock my processor. I went into the BIOS, and increased my FSB clock from 200 to 220MHz. I rebooted, everything was fine. Then I increased it again, to 230MHz. I rebooted, nothing. No BIOS, and no *beeps*. I searched around on the net and when I turned the power on tried pressing Ctrl, holding down Insert, pressing F5, nothing has actually worked. So could anyone lend me a hand and give me a solution to this problem? Thanks




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#2 10 years ago

Clear the CMOS and reboot


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#3 10 years ago

Yup. Easiest way to do that is to remove the little watch battery on your motherboard for a few minutes, then put it back and start the system.




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#4 10 years ago

Removing the battery can take anywhere from a few minutes to hours for the settings to fully clear (not sure on the newer mobos).

The best method is set the jumper to clear, if the mobo has one


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#5 10 years ago

Yes although a jumper clear often requires finding pliers, stabbing a cable that'sin the way with said pliers, dropping the jumper at least twice while trying to put it back on to clear the CMOS, resisting the temptation to smash the pliers through the motherboard because of that, putting the jumper back on, dropping it three more times when putting it back in the normal position, taking all the cables out of the PC then turning it on it's side and shaking it to get the damn thing out from that spot you can't reach, and finally getting it put back on...

So given the choice, an easy to handle battery is my preferred option - especially when any board I've ever used has had its CMOS cleared within a couple of minutes. I've never put the battery back in and found that the old settings are still there. Unplugging the power cord and discharging the PSU (unplug it and press the power button a few times) helps as then there's no power in the machine at all, and without power the CMOS will clear.

That is exaggerated obviously, but jumpers can be very badly placed and very fiddly and a battery is much easier to handle.




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#6 10 years ago

I just did the same thing yesterday. Had to use the jumper to clear the cmos. Wasn't as bad as its being made out to be. Used a leathman (needle nose pliers) Took all of one minute.

It does depend on the motherboard as well. Thankfully mine is right next tot he PCI slots and easily accessible.




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#7 10 years ago
Yup. Easiest way to do that is to remove the little watch battery on your motherboard for a few minutes, then put it back and start the system.

I think the battery's soldered on...isn't it?




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#8 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4774202I think the battery's soldered on...isn't it?

..........:Puzzled: That would defeat the entire purpose of the battery


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#9 10 years ago
..........confused1.gif That would defeat the entire purpose of the battery

lol. Nevermind, it's fixed. It's got one of those jumper thingies that you have to fiddle around with the pliers. I didn't notice at first it because it was under three layers of IDE cable.




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#10 10 years ago

On my last build it was under 4 or 5 cables and hidden under a drive cage. Removing it meant rewiring half of the PC, disassembling the drive cage and then still using pliers to get the thing back in place without dropping it. Whereas the battery just pops out and back in lol. My current mobo has a reset switch on the back, but it that doesn't work for some reason I still use the battery.

And no, the battery isn't soldered on. Obviously the holder thingy is soldered to the board but the battery itself is just a normal watch battery.




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