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Quick Info: CPU: AMD Phenom II 810 (2.6GHz Stock) MoBo: ASUS M4A79XTD-EVO

Well, I think I herp derped all over my processor. I tried overclocking it - on a makeshift cooler I'm only really using because i can't be arsed buying a new one just now - and now my PC doesn't seem to be turning on.

What I did - I set the CPU Voltage from Auto to 0.8500. CPU Ratio and all other voltages were left at Auto.

Why I did it - I was bored.

What happens now: Well, first of all my PC would turn on, for about 3 seconds, then turn off, no POST. No bleeps. After lapsing power to the mobo for about a minute, I turned it on again, all fans spin, hard drive bearings turn, HDD LED flashes, light on optical drive flashes, then nothing. No bleeps, none of the fans accelerate or decelerate, no POST and it just stays like that. I can't smell anything smoldering.

My hypothesis is that the BIOS is rejecting the settings for the CPU, but saying as the computer doesn't even POST, I can't get into the BIOS.

Please help, I really don't have any money to be buying any new parts
post #2 of 8
Unplug your PSU from the wall and remove the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS.
Its trying to boot from an underpowered CPU so it wont start.

Resetting the CMOS will fix this. Leave the PSU unplugged and the battery out for 2-3 minutes to let the Caps discharge completely
Edited by kill - 4/18/11 at 4:53pm
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Did you try clearing cmos / taking the battery out for several minutes?
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Did you try clearing cmos / taking the battery out for several minutes?
This!

If that doesn't work... Well...

Ahem...
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Should have thought of resetting CMOS, I'll try it and post results
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Did you try clearing cmos / taking the battery out for several minutes?
This x1000
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It worked ^^ Rep+ for all of you.
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Gratz glad its workin
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