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Hello, Ive just install my new Opty165, replacing an Opty144, and now none of my bios settings work. I cannot get Orthos to run stable on the "blend" tests, but on the cpu only it works fine. My question is does going to a dual core "mess" with ram?
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post #2 of 18
No it doesnt mess with the ram..but i think your going to have to update your motherboard BIOS.
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I do have the latest version of the bios. Also I coulnt get it to run @ all with 1T. I changed to 2T, and it works "better" but still not Orthos stable at stock speeds!!
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As a rule of thumb, when I upgrade a CPU I make sure to reset al my bios seting to default before actually installing the CPU, then I procceed to do my overclock. Did you reset all your settings to default?
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No not before the install. I did put all settings to default as soon as I got into bios AFTER I installed it.
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Should I remove the Opty165, reinstall Opty144, clear cmos, then reinstall, or should I just clear cmos now?
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post #7 of 18
I wouldn't think that it would matter if you do it at first post or while the old CPU is in. The only other thing I can recommend is that you remove the CPU/HSF, reset the RAM and VID card and try it again, other than that be sure you have a bios that supports the Opty 165. And yes youc an try to clear rest all the settings to default, do it in the bios thought not by clearing cmos.
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post #8 of 18
Clear the CMOS through the jumper by turning off your PSU, and switching the jumper for 12 hours.

Do not remove the battery on the Expert.
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post #9 of 18
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When I clear the cmos, and let the bios pick its settings, I get a message "unable to boot from operating system". It looks like the bios is selecting the cd rom as first boot device. Do I maybe have the ide cables plugged into the wrong slots on the MOBO?
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post #10 of 18
I would imagine you when it sets the bios defaults it sets the cdrom as the first boot device. Check and make sure you don't have any cd in your cd rom. Or if you havea raid setup you need to reset up the raid.
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