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Here is my new dilema!

I actually got my system to overclock last night. I took some advice and "fixed the Ram settings". Then I got my FSB up to 210 and upped my PSU vltg to 1.575 and had no problems posting. Then when I got the FSB to 220 the machine wouldnt boot. It just sits on the screen which shows the P4 Intel logo and below says "hit del for bios". Well, hitting del doesnt work. It is just stuck on this screen.

So then I tried clearing the CMOS per Abit's manual instructions. I powered down, disconnected the power supply, disconnected the 5v reserve power battery, moved the CMOS jumber to the clear setting, waited several minutes for the CMOS to discharge. Then I moved the CMOS jumper back to the default setting, replaced the 5v battery, reconnected the power supply and powered it back up. Still locked at that screen!

Can anybody help? I worked on this for hours last night and am very frustrated. Thanks!!!
 

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That happened to me once, your MOBO might be holding standby power still. When you turn off the rig, shutoff the power supply in the back. Then hit the power switch once and you should see your lights come on and immediately turn back off. Then you should be able to clear your CMOS. I'd remove the battery as well just to make sure it's got no standby power anywhere.
 

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I did disconnect the atk power connector, power cable to the back of the rig, and the battery backup. But you are saying do that and hit the power button on the case after and it will "clear" the rest possibly?

Thanks Chimera!
 

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Ive only had this problem once, and a simple jumper change cleared it right up. Lets hope its something simple and not something needing replaced. Start from 1 end to the next, to find out if something got cooked or what not.
 

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Originally Posted by KANJIBANKERS

I did disconnect the atk power connector, power cable to the back of the rig, and the battery backup. But you are saying do that and hit the power button on the case after and it will "clear" the rest possibly?

Thanks Chimera!

Exactly right. Hope it works.
 

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Ok, i unplugged my keyboard cuz Abit tech support couldnt help me. They seemed to think the system is not recognizing my keyboard to accept the del command to get back into the bios.

Well, when i unplugged the keyboard, now it is at a Phoenix award bios screen saying "CPU is unworkable or has been changed, please recheck softmenu" Press F1 to continue or Del to enter setup. Is also shown at the bottom of the page. When I hit delete to enter setup, the just goes blank. Nothing. I can tell nothing is happening since my Corsair memory with the activity lights (xms pro memory) are not doing anything at all.

Can anybody help?
 

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I also tried hitting the F1 key at the screen described above, and it takes me to a screen showing the raid utility running and then shows a bunch of devices being listed, then at the bottom says "verifying DMI pool data......................Update Sucess"

Then it just sits there.....
 

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I have no idea, but if you have another CPU around put it in and see if that cures the problem(its always nice to have a spair or 3) If not, just unplug everything thats not needed at the moment(cd drives) adn so on, change the ram if you have some spairs just to see if it got cooked(doughtfull but you never know) also unplug your hard drives and what not. You might have damaged your CPU(but cant see how that would happen cause the northwoods if Im not mistaken can handle a v-core of 1.7 with good cooling, and your way bellow that)

Wish I had the right answer for you, but I dont, your in a spot Ive never been, so my help is probably useless.
 
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