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The motherboard is an Asus Crosshair II. As title says, if I change ANYTHING in the BIOS, it will not fire up at all. I have to do a CMOS Reset to get it to turn on.
The only real problem this poses is not being able to set my RAM timings and voltage to stock, and not being able to turn on cool'n'quiet. One time, the video card drivers disappeared, so I had to re-install those. No biggie. I would still like to diagnose and repair if I can.
Would re-flashing the BIOS help? IS the BIOS chip dying? Is my CMOS battery dead?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hmm that's a bit strange,
Have you tried changing the cmos battery to check, if you haven't I would certainly give it a try.
If you reset the bios does it continue to boot if you don't change anything and does it retain the time correctly?
I dont want you to think im calling you stupid but have you checked the usual suspects, like connectors, cables and jumpers are all ok?
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
Hmm that's a bit strange,
Have you tried changing the cmos battery to check, if you haven't I would certainly give it a try.
If you reset the bios does it continue to boot if you don't change anything and does it retain the time correctly?
I dont want you to think im calling you stupid but have you checked the usual suspects, like connectors, cables and jumpers are all ok?
All good suggestions. There was actually a switch that was enabled, so I disabled it.
I will definitely pick up a battery next time I am out. Can't hurt anything.
I have actually been able to get the settings to hold now. I just drain the power from the system and unplug it completely. Flip the switch on/off on the back of the PSU, plug it back in, and the system fires up with all the correct settings. The problem that remains is that after changing the settings, when I restart, it just sits there and I have to go through the process of unplugging it to get it to fire back up.
Might be a PSU issue as well. Bad storms came through last week, and that is when all of this started happening. I thought I shut down and unplugged in time to not have any worries, but who knows.
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post #4 of 7
Glad its working bud
I think you're right about the psu, mine's done something similar since the day i bought it but I've tested it and its pumping out the right volts so for the time being I just deal with it.
You have to bare in mind that lightning can hit cables 30 odd miles away and it can still damage your psu, I invested in a surge protector after i lost a rig that copped a surge during a storm.
You should check them out, their really cheap and it'll save things like this happening again.
Glad i could be of assistance
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Yeah, I run my rig through a surge protector, but those aren't 100% no matter what the specs are. Plus the PSU (OCZ Modxstream 780W) has some protections built in, but it's an older unit.
Everything is working now, but there is still a gremlin in the system somewhere.
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Might be a PSU issue as well. Bad storms came through last week, and that is when all of this started happening. I thought I shut down and unplugged in time to not have any worries, but who knows.
A lightning strike within a quarter mile, with electronics sitting completely disconnected may be damaged by the EMI. Not a common occurrence, but it can happen. I studied lightning when I was repairing televisions, it was rather busier in the summer with thunderstorms.
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A lightning strike within a quarter mile, with electronics sitting completely disconnected may be damaged by the EMI. Not a common occurrence, but it can happen. I studied lightning when I was repairing televisions, it was rather busier in the summer with thunderstorms.
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