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Should my BIOS be able to Force default settings?

My Bios CPU/NB is set to 2600 with 1.1 volts. The Bios will not load.

The CPU/NB was running 2000 (default/Auto) stable with 1.45 (default/Auto) stable so I upped the 2000, three times, to 2600, but with a 1.1 volt (.8v was lowest option/setting). Now, i cant get the BIOS to load, and I cant force bios default settings. I should have tested 1.35v with 2600, I failed though.

2600 with 1.45 was stable. Also, I was able to load to the desktop before at 1.1v with 2000 stable.

The computer starts and does not freeze, i think, being that i can power it off with its front power button. The light for, im guess HD activity, on the front of the case looks normal at power up. The light blinks twice, then 10 seconds later will blink once every 3 seconds, forever, for as long as the powers on.

The HT is set to 2000, its default. the CPU/NB default is 2000. I'm not sure on defaults for there volts, I guessed 1.45 or lower for CPU/NB leaving the HT voltage at Auto.

The jumper (CLRTC) and battery are designed to default the settings, but i cant get them to work after 12 hours of trying. I had the battery out, jumper set and power supply unplugged for 6 hours.

The boards model is M4N98TD EVO. What should I do? Unplug every thing from it overnight? Could the volt setting really cause the defaults not to be able to load? I would not think so.

M4N98TD EVO, with latest Bios
AMD Deneb 970 3.5, stable at 3.8
996782, Mushkin, 2x2gig, DDR3, rated 1600 7-9-7-24 T1, 1600 at 9-9-9-27 T1 with 1.66v stable
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 275
SSD, 32gig, Corsair Nova
Modular, Duel Graphics Powersupply, Xigmatek

Edited by Venth - 6/17/11 at 7:10pm
post #2 of 3
2.5volts? Please tell me you mean 1.25, 2.5v on anything but ddr ram isn't going to last long. If you put 2.5 volts through your NB, you may have fried it.
Put the jumper in the reset position, unplug the power supply, and push the power button to discharge the capacitors.
If that doesn't work, try to get it to start with one stick of ram.
Edited by H-man - 6/17/11 at 1:00am
 
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Draco Volans II
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 830 @4Ghz core /2.6Ghz NB Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA 970 2x4GB Ebay DDR2 at DDR762 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 500 GB 7200.12 (near dead) Hiachi Coolspin 2 TB (storage) (near dead) RAID0 2x Westren digital Caviar Blu... OCZ arc 100 240 GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xiggy dark knight Windows 7 Ultimate x64 23" ASUS VH236H 1080p QINX QX2710LED 1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis advantage  XFX TS550 Antec 900 Razer deathadder 
Other
USB 3.0 PCIe card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3210M HM77  GT 640LE  4GB soldered+ 8GB SO-DIMM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Slot loading Stock W7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPower
1600x900 13.3" LCD Backlit 4200 mAh internal and 4800 mAh extended battery. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Turion ML-40 with heatspreader attached HP laptop socket 754 motherboard with RS480M ch... IGP that I don't use 512 mb ddr 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
4 GB patriot USB 2.0 flash drive None, don't need it. Scythe Ninja Mounted with zip ties.  Pfsense 2.0.2 nanobsd 
OtherOtherOther
gigabit USB NIC Atheros WLAN NIC Many zip ties. 
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Now that i think about it, my highest voltage setting allowed for the CPU/NB was not allowed to exceed my CPUs voltage, i was stable at CPU voltage of just under 1.45. With my CPU/NB setting set to 1.1v and 2000, i was able to get to the desktop but after trying to get to the desktop from 1.1 and 2600 (i did a save and exit from the bios) the bios wont load. I have still no luck getting the bios default settings to load after pulling the battery, power supply, and setting the jumper over overnight with discharging the capacitors.

I think my only option is to buy the latest ROG supported motherboard being that I can use this Netbook I'm on to directly connect to its motherboard for on-the-fly overclocking. Thanks for the help.

After much research i come to find that my bios is an AMI. I also found information about taking my bios file, renaming it to AMIBOOT.ROM, to copy it to a floppy, hold CTRL Home and power on computer. I gave up after i was unsuccessful at formatting a 1.44, I should have tried using MagicISO. I put the file onto a DVD/CD and holding the keys did nothing (maybe its my keyboard to USB connection, idk). Im now deciding to wait tell I have access to my schools floppy drive... being that the store wants 30 dollars to place the file on a floppy, i was laughing so much and told the guy the bios chip cost 10 dollars.

M4N98TD EVO, with latest Bios
AMD Deneb 970 3.5, stable at 3.8
996782, Mushkin, 2x2gig, DDR3, rated 1600 7-9-7-24 T1, 1600 at 9-9-9-27 T1 with 1.66v stable
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 275
SSD, 32gig, Corsair Nova
Modular, Duel Graphics Powersupply, Xigmatek
Edited by Venth - 6/19/11 at 11:21pm
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