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OMG, what the heck is "Post Error Occurs" !?

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I was playing COD4, then all of the sudden the game freezes. I could sometimes see the normal windows cursor - as if the game was minimized but I can't actually see desktop. I restarted.

Then: (see attached pic) CMOS checksum error occurs, "Post Error occurs" What the heck is that? I decided to choose default settings.

What could have caused this? Did I break something? My system was previously overclocked to 2.8 Ghz with 1.3375v. PCI-e was set to 100, C1E and EIST disabled. I don't think I did anything wrong. Or is this just some random error people get once in a while?
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post #2 of 9
Seems to me that your overclock wasn't stable. Try upping your voltage a bit if its not stable.
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post #3 of 9
damn I wish my motherboard had that.

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post #4 of 9
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Seems to me that your overclock wasn't stable. Try upping your voltage a bit if its not stable.
Ahh screw it maybe I need to lay off this overclocking idea. Especially for someone who relies solely on forums like these for information. So many unexpected things happen, like now.
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post #5 of 9
dont give up. try increasing the cpu voltage. 1.3375 seems kinda low anyway.
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post #6 of 9
someone will come along and explain it, I have never seen that before myself. Can't be anything too terrible.
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post #7 of 9
did you see that in windows? or during booting up the pc
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post #8 of 9
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I had 2.8 Ghz @ 1.3375 for about a week though. Could it be something else - maybe CMOS battery? I did two different orthos test (priority 9) for 10 hours each. I can't do 24hr tests since I'm on the computer a lot

The two tests passed, one was small FFT's and the 2nd was blend. Both no errors for 10 hours.

I'm running the CPU at default for now... oh well I guess i'll leave it at that since I don't need the extra 800Mhz.

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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
someone will come along and explain it, I have never seen that before myself. Can't be anything too terrible.
I guess I'll also e-mail Gigabyte about it. I wonder what they think about overclockers? Hopefully they won't ignore me.

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did you see that in windows? or during booting up the pc
After I restarted the computer, during boot up.
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post #9 of 9
reset cmos for a bit
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then when you oc make sure its stable
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