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Hey there, I'd like to hear your thoughts on my situation...

Okay so the issue here is the amount of time from when I push the power button to the point I hear the beep. When the comp is set to its stock settings it take at most 2 seconds; I push the power button, the fans ramp up and then I get the beep and the fans settle down and the comp posts.

My concern is that when I overclock my CPU this amount of time is increased to up to 5 seconds. It is very noticeable because I've made an effort to keep a quiet case and the ramping up of the fans is relatively loud.

I don't really know what to make of this, it's like the comp is having trouble detecting components or something. It's not like I'm running an outrageous OC either (3.36).

Has anybody experienced this? Any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
I would be interested to hear what could cause this as my current rig has this problem when overclocked but unlike yours mine seems to take around 60 seconds or longer although first boot priority is my hard drive.
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post #3 of 5
bad POST sequence?

i'd blame the bios. but then again, just blame the motherboard. could it be a sign that your motherboard is going bad? could be.

i think its just a delay to stabilise the VRMs to achieve your overclock.

but if its working fine despite the duration to boot, then i wouldnt worry too much into it.
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I have recently been getting cmos checksum error at bootup if i switch off my computer at the wall, Ive changed my battery and its still the same, So i guess my mobo is on its way out? this coupled with a long boot up time is not a good sign.

Another reason im investing in a new rig, can't wait to start folding for the team aswell.
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post #5 of 5
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Your problem sounds much worse than mine Chewy. I don't have any errors or instabilities. like Subliminally said, it seems as though it is just something (VRM's) stabilizing in preparation for the overclock.

I just grabbed a stopwatch and timed the length from button pushed to "beep" and it is 15 seconds. I'm not overly concerned because everything still works fine but it is quite odd and I figured I'd throw up a post to see if anybody else had experienced this.
Edited by DBEAU - 12/21/10 at 5:32am
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