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Bootup issues - Possibly CMOS?

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Hey everyone!

I just got all the parts for my budget gaming rig. I'm running a DFI LanParty LT X48-T2R motherboard, an Intel E5200 (Pentium Dual Core) CPU (Temporarily, till I get a Q9550), 4gb OCz Reaper DDR2 1066MHz RAM, an Intel 320 80gb SSD in AHCI mode and a Galaxy GTX 480. Other hardware is the Bernstein soundcard, a Dlink Xtreme N Wireless card, a 1250w Silver Cert PSU and 2 24x disk drives.

I was having no problems with it at first, but I tried to push the CPU to 3.0Ghz in BIOS (Only with multiplier and clock, didn't mess with voltage) and it decided not to boot up, starting a series of long beeeeeeeeeeeps from the motherboard speaker. Lights and fans turned on, but nothing appeared on screen, so I decided to do a CMOS reset (via motherboard pin) and reboot. It worked fine.

Then I booted down and tried to boot back up (again, not messing with any settings) and it almost "lost power" during the boot sequence for a period of 1 or 2 seconds before turning itself on again and starting the long beep thing again. I reset the CMOS and tried again, rebooted without any issues. This happens every time.

Notes: Heat isn't an issue, plenty of fans, computer runs cool. When it gets booted up, its fast and stable, so no issues there. When I reboot after the CMOS reset, it gives me a confirmation that everything is back at the default settings. I've already tried swapping my graphics card out as well, same issue. ESD doesn't seem to be a factor, as it boots up fine and I was wearing a wriststrap during any work.

Any steps I could have missed? Anything that might be going wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Sounds like a possible bad CMOS battery.
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Thread Starter 
Thats an interesting theory.

The BIOS clock (with date and time) seem to be fine though. I'll try swapping in a new one tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes. Previous owner of the board never had the beeping, but did have the "brief power loss" after failed OC attempts / suicides.

UPDATE: Just popped in a BIOS battery from an old comp I had laying around. Appears to have completely fixed the problem. Thanks a ton E-peen! (So awkward saying that tongue.gif)
Edited by dtfgator - 1/8/12 at 5:28pm
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Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9650 4.2GHz DFI Lanparty LT X48-T2R Galaxy GTX 480 OC'd SLi PNY GTX 480 OC'd SLi 
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8gb OCz Reaper 1066MHz Intel 320 80GB SSD Samsung 24x Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Gateway 1920x1080  Apple Wired Keyboard BFG 1250w PSU 
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Intel i3-550 Apple HD Radeon 5670 Apple 4gb DDR3 RAM 
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1Tb HDD SATA 2 8X DL Slot Superdrive Apple Cooling + SMC Fan Control Mac OSX 10.6.4 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo SU9600 Apple Nvidia 320M GT 2Gb DDR3 1066Mhz RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9650 4.2GHz DFI Lanparty LT X48-T2R Galaxy GTX 480 OC'd SLi PNY GTX 480 OC'd SLi 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb OCz Reaper 1066MHz Intel 320 80GB SSD Samsung 24x Burner Antec Kuhler 920 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Gateway 1920x1080  Apple Wired Keyboard BFG 1250w PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster Stacker 832 Razer Tron Mouse Steelseries Qck EG Edition Audio Technica M-50 
Other
Shin Etsu 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3-550 Apple HD Radeon 5670 Apple 4gb DDR3 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1Tb HDD SATA 2 8X DL Slot Superdrive Apple Cooling + SMC Fan Control Mac OSX 10.6.4 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
21.5" Apple Monitor (1920x1080) Apple Wired Keyboard Apple Integrated PSU iMac All-In-One Case 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Tron Mouse Steelseries Qck EG Edition Audio Technica M-50 Trendnet KVM Switch 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo SU9600 Apple Nvidia 320M GT 2Gb DDR3 1066Mhz RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Apple Solid State Drive N/A SMC Fan Control Mac OSX 10.6.4 
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