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I just upgraded to an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe and an AMD 64 4800 dual core processor and I was checking out all the software that came with the board and I went into the Asus AI Booster and overclocked. The computer rebooted itself and now I can get to the xp welcome sign in screen, I can usually log into my profile and it shows my desktop but the windows taskbar is completely blank. Sometimes I can't login to my profile. The windows key doesn't help and ctrl-alt-del doesnt help. How do I turn this thing back down?

Thanks for any help!

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 64X2 4800+ dual core processor
1gb RAM
XFX Geforce 7600GT 256mb
Windows XP Pro
post #2 of 7
Your overclock seems too high. Upon boot, get into BIOS and look for the overclock settings. For now, set anything that does not look right to AUTO.

If that's all fine, and you still have the same issues, try to boot into safe mode, and see if you can reduce the settings in AI Booster.
    
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Yeah man.. auto overclocks or auto settings in general are generally bad, if you ask me that is
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post #4 of 7
Maybe start again.

I would not recommend using the Asus AI Boost utility. Use the BIOS and do it manually. It is possible that your RAM is failing (not faulty) ....just guessing. I had a similar problem because I OC'd and the RAM was trying to run too fast.

If you want, reset your BIOS settings to default. Then when you re-enter disable the AI Booster, NOS and the Quiet and Cool options. Then you are the master of your machine.
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post #5 of 7
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For some reason it worked this time as you suggested. I tried that previously with no luck. Perhaps I overheated...but I think for now my OC'ing urge has been satisfied...I'll do like a good n00b should and read up on it first

Thanks for the reply!

EDIT:
Actually, I spoke too soon. About 2 min after looking ok the desktop disappeared and the pc stopped responding. CPU temp says it was 39-40c :-(
post #6 of 7
That's not enough heat to seriously bother your rig. You still have some instability (perhaps it was there all along). Generally, most Windows OCs go away when you reboot, but not always. You should follow the advice above, go into BIOS and reset everything to either "Auto" or "Default". Then "Save and Exit". Alternately, you can do a hard reset: 1)disconnect the machine from the wall socket (best if you take the cord and put it in the trunk of your car and drive around for thirty minutes, do not reconnect the cord until told to do so),
2) then open your machine and remove the CMOS battery. Put it in another room (best if you do this after you remove the cord and put it in your car's trunk but before you drive around for 30 minutes).
3) When you get back (don't remove the cord from the trunk yet, nor fetch the battery), switch the jumper on the reset header (read your manual, even though you have committed it to memory and can accurately recreate all of its pages on paper using ink made from the coloring in M&Ms and brushes made with your own nose hairs, while blindfolded and being hung upside down).
4) Leave the jumper this way for about 5 minutes (you get extra points for each additional minute you leave it) then
5) switch it back to normal,
5b) reinstall the battery, and
5b1) retrieve and
5b1A) reconnect the cord.
6) Then restart the machine and see if it works OK.

By the way, there is no such thing as a "'good' n00b", all n00bism is less than ideal (if we weren't so PC we would say n00bs suck, but we can't say that), which is why we all strive to evolve away from any form of n00biness to whatever lies beyond the great ocean of experience and knowledge, never knowing that ocean is infinite and the concept of beyond it is the essential nature of "non-sequitor".

In other words, the best way to learn is to make mistakes, so start making plenty and make sure they are whoppers. You will learn at an amazing rate. Not sure what you will learn, but you will learn a lot. Meanwhile, ask lots of questions and research everything relentlessly.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Hi if is the an8 32 sli 939 I have the same board.And really sometimes when that happen to me I just unplug the cord from the main,power source.And plug back in that's it.Try that.
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