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So I just purchased some new ram Patriot Extreme Performance ddr2 800mhz 4-4-4-12 timings and decided to overclock even higher. So I set the fsb to about 480 and lowered the multiplier to 7 and everything booted fine. To make a long story short I tried many different combinations in order to get the highest possible overclock. After some failed boots i backed off a little to somewhere around 480mhz but i forget to change the cpu memory divider from 3/2 to 1/1. you can all guess what happened... My computer tried to boot with the ram running at 1440mhz. (480 * 3). Needless to say the computer didnt boot. After switching around sticks of ram I managed to boot to bios. I reset everything to default and tried to boot stock settings and ill i get is a computer struggling to boot. I cant even make it to Bios right now
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Did you reset everything through the BIOS or with a CMOS reset?
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How exactly would I do that with my mobo? I think thats what Im lacking.
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Not too familiar with the Gigabyte layout, but this should still apply (you may have to re-visit your motherboard's manual for the exact location):

1) Remove the motherboard battery. This is a shiny silver disc, you can't miss it. It's the only one of its kind on the board.
2) There may (or may not) be a cmos jumper on your motherboard (visit the manual for its location). If it does exist, you simply move the jumper to the other position for 10-20 seconds to reset the CMOS.
3) If your board doesn't have a CMOS jumper, leaving the battery out for 10 minutes should clear the CMOS.
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Originally Posted by machdown View Post
How exactly would I do that with my mobo? I think thats what Im lacking.
Here's a .PDF link to your Gigabyte motherboard: http://america.giga-byte.com/FileLis...-965p-s3_e.pdf

Find the page explaining how to use a jumper to clear CMOS, and you'll be in business!

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make sure you unplug your psu bfore popping out the cmos battery.....

and you may need a ps2 powered keyboard after the cmos reset, if your using a usb one now....
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post #7 of 12
take out the battery in the mobo, wait 15-20 mins, then put it back in
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You don't need to wait 15-20 mins, you are funny... Do you realy wait 15 min each time you clear the CMOS?

Just unplug the power cable and switch the clear CMOS jumper for 10 seconds.

If you don't find it remove the battery like the other guy said. A few seconds is all that is needed if the power cable is removed from the PSU.
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You don't need to wait 15-20 mins, you are funny... Do you realy wait 15 min each time you clear the CMOS?

Just unplug the power cable and switch the clear CMOS jumper for 10 seconds.

If you don't find it remove the battery like the other guy said. A few seconds is all that is needed if the power cable is removed from the PSU.
Ahem ... sir, with all due respect and in the interest of sharing mutual experiences and knowledge gained ...

Yes, you *do* occasionally have to leave the clear CMOS jumper set for 20 minutes or more.

In my own case, and when going for some stupid divider/memory overclocks, I've had to leave mine jumped for over three hours to get back to a bootable system.

See this thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...th-family.html

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Might have to do with particular motherboards and particular overclocks, but strangely enough ... the prescribed 10 to 20 seconds, sometimes does not do it.

    
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post #10 of 12
Nowhere in that thread you say you unpluged the power cable. But now that I say that you will say you did it but didn't write it the the thread. But all I hear is blah blah blah at this point

Anyway must have been a fluke because 10 sec is all that is needed in 99,999999999 percent of the cases.
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