Originally Posted by barkeater
I had suggested that you do a cmos reset but was not very clear on how. Yeah, when things get that bad you should do a full cmos reset pretty much how you did it. I hate how Gigabyte has put the cmos battery under the gpu card but I guess they had to put it somewhere.
To add to the full cmos reset procedure you should have board out of case on cardboard or antistatic bag that came with board and everything disconnected except for power source. turn power source off at the power unit. pull cmos battery out and fip over and reinstall. while shorting the cmos jumper pins (see manual) hold down the power on switch on the mobo to discharge all the power in capacitors. I have seen varying amount of time to hold in this position but at least for a full minute or up to 5 min. flip battery back over and reinstall, and reconnect just the bare minimum devices (i.e., one stick of ram, OS drive, gpu, mouse, keyboard, monitor, power) while still out of case. fire back up and immediately go into bios and load optimized defaults, save and exit. Again, my apologies as I thought you knew all of this.
It is still a good idea that you are getting replaced because I think there is something wrong with your board. Good luck and now at least you have got a working system again.
yes, i had the mobo out of the case, unplugged everything but the cpu, unplugged power cords, had it 1 hour in the antistatic bag, push the clear cmos button like hundreds of times, flipped bios, clear cmos by jumper, nothing worked
until i did what sin said, cut the power, remove battery, i don´t know if i did the short in the right way, i just touched both battery connectors with a screwdriver while pressing some seconds the clearcmos buttton, then put the battery, power cord, and bymagic the power button on the board was lit, i pushed it and the board turned on, i quickly turned off since the cpu had no cooler
i rearmed the pc again, configured the bios, and everything is nice again, will torture the board just in case, what do you suggest? to put pressure on the board? tons of prime or anything else?