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Please help me! My system won't boot! Did I kill my baby?

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Ok, I am seriously getting really scared... I was doing a 4.8 ghz run on outside(-5 c) air, no crazy volts, but I was pushing the ram rather hard (1884 mhz) and now MY BABY WONT BOOT! The check light wont go past the RAM. I tried individual sticks, they only boot when I hit MemOK, and then they turn off when I save my changes and exit. I am so terrified that it is the memory controller on my i7! Where is the clear CMOS on the sabertooth and how do I use it? Any other ideas? PLEASE SAVE MY BABY!
    
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post #2 of 29
Remove the CMOS battery for a minute or two. Put it back and turn it on.
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post #3 of 29
Reset the CMOS.

Take the motherboard battery out, located under graphics card usually (!make sure to unplug your PC first!), leave it for 5 minutes then replug-in your PC, turn it on and allow the tables to reset. Then it will be back to default BIOS uppon next restart.

Alternatively, if your motherboard has a RESET CMOS jumper, usually at the bottom right, just short it and it'll be back to defaults. Again, make sure to unplug your PC.
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post #4 of 29
Pull the cmos battery out for 10 seconds, reset the bios. Its a watch battery basically. Look for it on your motherboard, pull out the latch holding it in and it pops out. Then try booting. Hope this helps
post #5 of 29
If you cant locate the reset switch for the Cmos... pull the battery for it for about 10 seconds, then re insert.

You say it wont boot... is it posting at all ? can you get into Bios?
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You say it wont boot... is it posting at all ? can you get into Bios?
Usually when you f*ck up the ram settings, the computer just doesn't turn on. Meaning nothing happens when you press the power switch.

I remember crapping myself when it happened to me for the first time.
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post #7 of 29
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Booting, posting, but once I exit the bios it just shuts right down (semi normal) restarts (normal) but then won't go past the RAM check light. This has happened before, but not when I was trying to run the ram at basic speeds and voltages! TBH though, I dont care about the ram- the only part I'm really attatched to is my 1366 baby! If anything happened to my proc, I'll be crushed

also, batteries out. Clock starts now.
    
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post #8 of 29
At that vcore, I'd be surprised if it doesn't fail within a month or two.
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post #9 of 29
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That was a CPU-Z run only. I run on 1.36 for day-to-day, at 4.3 ghz
    
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post #10 of 29
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PRAISE WIN! ITS IN! Looks like the panic attack was for nothing, except I learned how to clear a CMOS
    
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