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post #4701 of 9900
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I have replaced CMOS batteries before without incident, though quite awhile ago. Stupidly simple. Pop it out and pop it back in.
When you say + goes up, I assume you mean the obvious, facing upward and not facing upward and vertical with respect to the top of the case.
Why in the world though do fans spin, bottom buttons light up, board lights on but NO CPU, RAM lights flashing - And this problem results from simply popping out the CMOS battery? Geez, I must be jinxed.
Note: All power connectors are connected to the board.

Popping the battery alone shouldn't do anything, but the procedure to clear the CMOS on ASUS boards has been this same method since at least back in the Pentium 3 days, and that is you also have to move the jumper. I'll include the proper page from the mainboard's manual. Interestingly you will note that they do not ask for the button cell battery to be removed.

Since getting down to the button cell battery is fairly intrusive, check to make sure nothing got bumped out of place.

If you are successful clearing the CMOS, which should put the board back into a proper default state, you should be able to get back into BIOS. Again, I would recheck the flash because you don't show the proper screens for 1703.

post #4702 of 9900
For reference, the Boot Options tab at BIOS 1703 should look like this.

post #4703 of 9900
Why does it say P4: and P2: In the boot options? Especially since my boot drive is in SATA6G_1 This is definitely the 1703 BIOS.

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CMOS Adventures Come to an End


My apologies to all. I have replaced CMOS batteries several times, but way back in the mid 90's. So my fear was that in the newer motherboards, there might be some "special" orientation of the + sign.

Yes, I know. I tend to overthink things.

Well, the actual problem was in the new power cable (PSU-computer interface). I simply grabbed the cables and moved them up and down. The motherboard came to life.

Now I feel plenty stupid and sincerely apologetic for annoying you good people. My apologies. redface.gif

++++++++++++++

Oh, and the scrambled, makes no sense boot options. I have done so many installs that my head is actually spinning. On the latest one, I may have neglected to disconnect all the HDD's except the SSD and 1 optical. Result: that infamous 100 MB Boot Loader allocation may be partially installed on one of the OS. At any rate, I am going to reinstall - the right way - and see if that makes any difference.

You guys are really, really lucky and I sure hope you appreciate it. You see, I have a special place in the Cosmos, such that all bad things happen to me - and only to me. So I kinda wish I could be one of you people for at least a day. Then I would know what a problem-free life feels like. wink.gif
Edited by incurablegeek - 12/26/12 at 9:28am
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CMOS Adventures Come to an End

My apologies to all. I have replaced CMOS batteries several times, but way back in the mid 90's. So my fear was that in the newer motherboards, there might be some "special" orientation of the + sign.
Yes, I know. I tend to overthink things.
Well, the actual problem was in the new power cable (PSU-computer interface). I simply grabbed the cables and moved them up and down. The motherboard came to life.
Now I feel plenty stupid and sincerely apologetic for annoying you good people. My apologies. redface.gif

That's okay, but I'm still concerned you're not on the right BIOS version. If you have access to a USB thumb drive formatted for FAT32, put the .ROM file on it and reflash through the embedded EZFLASH utility within the BIOS itself.
post #4706 of 9900
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Why does it say P4: and P2: In the boot options? Especially since my boot drive is in SATA6G_1 This is definitely the 1703 BIOS.

Not sure. I run my drives using RAID Legacy ROM. None of my drives show the "Px" designation.
post #4707 of 9900
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That's okay, but I'm still concerned you're not on the right BIOS version.

Actually, I reset the CMOS to the original factory BIOS, #1203 I think.

I know how to flash a BIOS and have a USB thumb drive with the latest Crosshair V Formula BIOS being #1703.

What I don't know is should I flash the BIOS before doing an install?

If I should, would I not also disconnect the SSD to reduce the number of variables - and just use the USB thumb drive to flash the BIOS from?


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Note: I do know how to install, meaning that I know I should disconnect all drives except the optical and the SSD, set the optical as #1 and SSD as #2.

But with things being as screwed up now as they are and with apparently the installed 100 MB Boot Manager partition messing with the BIOS, should I not flash the BIOS to #1703 with all HDD's and the SSD disconnected. Flash from the USB?
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Actually, I reset the CMOS to the original factory BIOS, #1203 I think.
I know how to flash a BIOS and have a USB thumb drive with the latest Crosshair V Formula BIOS being #1703.
What I don't know is should I flash the BIOS before doing an install?
If I should, would I not also disconnect the SSD to reduce the number of variables - and just use the USB thumb drive to flash the BIOS from?

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Note: I do know how to install, meaning that I know I should disconnect all drives except the optical and the SSD, set the optical as #1 and SSD as #2.
But with things being as screwed up now as they are and with apparently the installed 100 MB Boot Manager partition messing with the BIOS, should I not flash the BIOS to #1703 with all HDD's and the SSD disconnected. Flash from the USB?

No offense intended.

The idea of clearing CMOS when replacing hardware is to force BIOS to a pristine and reset / default state. When you FLASH the BIOS, the same sort of thing is supposed to happen but some like to go the extra step of clearing CMOS and then FLASHing the BIOS.

This is one good explanation of why the step of clearing CMOS is performed, which is basically to take stock of the hardware from scratch. http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/What-to-do-if-system-hangs-when-building-DMI-pool

So in a way, you want all the hardware in the desired configuration present in the machine and connected when doing a CMOS clear, so that when you power up the system, all the components are properly accounted for.
post #4709 of 9900
Hi everyone,

Sorry if this is annoying question, but I'm trying to figure out a Ram upgrade.

I have a Crosshair V Formula that's been running create for a bout a year with a 3Ghz quad core, and 16GB of 1600Mhz ram.


I have 8350 on order along with a Corsair H80i cooler.

From what I can tell spec wise the Crosshair V Formula supports 2133, but it seems like I've read a few reviews with the board over clocking to 2400 (but maybe this is just the -Z board).

I'm wanting to run 16GB of ram, and from what I've read, it sounds like I would be better off to do 2 X 8GB modules rather than 4 X 4GB modules.

I'm not overly concerned about the cost of the Ram, the only thing I'm trying to avoid right now is replacing the Case Video Card and MB.

Will something like this: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A2400C10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233353
work just fine, or do I need to stick with something 2133.

If you have better suggestions I'm open.

Thanks
post #4710 of 9900
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Hi everyone,

Sorry if this is annoying question, but I'm trying to figure out a Ram upgrade.

I have a Crosshair V Formula that's been running create for a bout a year with a 3Ghz quad core, and 16GB of 1600Mhz ram.


I have 8350 on order along with a Corsair H80i cooler.

From what I can tell spec wise the Crosshair V Formula supports 2133, but it seems like I've read a few reviews with the board over clocking to 2400 (but maybe this is just the -Z board).

I'm wanting to run 16GB of ram, and from what I've read, it sounds like I would be better off to do 2 X 8GB modules rather than 4 X 4GB modules.

I'm not overly concerned about the cost of the Ram, the only thing I'm trying to avoid right now is replacing the Case Video Card and MB.

Will something like this: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A2400C10

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233353
work just fine, or do I need to stick with something 2133.

If you have better suggestions I'm open.

Thanks

I have no problems running at 2400MHz with the intended timings. And I do believe two sticks of RAM is better for the overclock than four. Haven't tried myself.. The Corsair Vengeance you linked to should be good. thumb.gif
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