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Well first of all, this is a great site. I have learned quite a bit the last couple of days of reading so I thought I would try to overclock my brand new E6600. I read that you should set the cpu frequency up a little at a time until you start crashing or locking up THEN move your voltage up a notch. So I got my 2.4 up to 2.66 without having to touch the voltage and everything was fine...then I got greedy. I slowly set it higher and higher without upping the voltage until I got to 2.8 and then the "lock-up" happened. It froze on the black screen after you save and exit bios before the OS starts up. No big deal I thought, I will just reset and go back to bios and up the voltage a notch like Ive read over and over. But to my surprise, I cant even get to bios now. I reset, everything is on and running but my monitor. I tried over and over but nothing. My mobo has power, my fans spin but my monitor just turns off to stand-by. My setup is an E6600 cpu, a D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) mobo, and 2 gig of 800 FSB CorsairDDR2 memory. Can anyone help or am I screwed?
 

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reset cmos and start over. Take that little coin battery out of your mobo, and start to stepping it up again. Good luck.
Edit your system specs too, first thing, easier to help you for us...
 

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You have to reset your bios.

Look in you motherboard manual for the Clear Cmos Switch/Jumper and use a screwdriver to short the 2 pins (make sure the PSU is not powered on
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Or

Look for the motherboard bios battery and remove it for around 15mins then plug it back in.

This will rest all your default settings and hopefully fix your problem


Oh, and Welcome to Overclock.net!
 

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Depnding on the mobo, it may be a watch-type battery about the size of a nickle, and you just unplug the PSU, switch it off, and take that batetry out for a few seconds. I never had to take it out for long to reset the CMOS.

I know, it's very scary the first time it happens, but no worries, it can be fixed.
 

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Thanks for the fast reply. I will update my specs. Do I need to leve the battery out for awhile or just take it out and put it back in?
Take it out for around 15minutes, try not to touch the top of it and handle it by the sides


Place it on a wood surface for around 10-15Minutes and Plug it back in


You might want to look in your mobo manual for the ClearCmos Switch/jumper as it takes 5secs and you will be up and running again in no time
 

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Wow thanks for all the replies you guys are awesome. I cant find anything in my manual about cmos but I know where the battery is so I'll try that.

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Hope you get it working mate
 

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Thats what was happening to me recently. I freaked out and thought my computer was dead. Not at all, you just have to reset, go back into the bios, and change stuff and restart, and hopefully it works. Good luck!
 

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No dice.
Now the monitor comes on (sometimes) but it just stays on a black screen with a " - " in the upper right-hand corner. I left the battery out for a good 15 minutes. Should I try again but leave it out longer?
 

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No dice.
Now the monitor comes on (sometimes) but it just stays on a black screen with a " - " in the upper right-hand corner. I left the battery out for a good 15 minutes. Should I try again but leave it out longer?
Leave it the whole night as a last resort. If that doesn't fix it, some hardware must be damaged. I suspect that its either the CPU or motherboard.
 

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Wow it could be damaged already? I would understand if I just jumped to over 3.0 and added a lot of voltage but I didnt add any just a little at a time to the cpu speed. This cpu and this board is supposedly very good for OC'ing.
 

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ok take out your cmos battery also unplug your power supply and cycle the on/off switch acouple of times with it unplugged, leave it off and find the cmos jumper (one of those little jumper pins not sure where its at on that board but im sure it has one and it should be listed inthe manual) and switch that jumper over to the clear cmos setting

this should clear it ina cuople of minutes but leav it like that for 10 to 20 minutes

place the jumper back in the default position, put your battery back in, plug your power supply back in turn it on and fire it up
 

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I'm another victim of over-zealous clocking

When my system did this, it was due the RAM running too fast. I think you were running your CPU @ 9x311 ? If so then your 800 RAM should have not been the issue...

Seems as though things should be running smoothly... Good luck when you try again.
 

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Wow it could be damaged already? I would understand if I just jumped to over 3.0 and added a lot of voltage but I didnt add any just a little at a time to the cpu speed. This cpu and this board is supposedly very good for OC'ing.
Disconnect all your hard drives from the motherboard. Then take out all but one stick of memory. Remove any pci cards.

Just leave in one stick of memory and the video card. Make sure all cables are still connected firmly.

I am sure that board has a clear cmos jumper. Follow the manuals procedure to clear cmos.

If that doesn't work try the other stick of memory and do it all again.

Reseat your video card.

Unplug the power cord and then push the power on button a few times before you clear cmos.

One of these things will probably get you going. If it doesn't I would bet your motherboard has fried itself. The only other possiblity could be that you didn't have the PCIE bus locked at 100. It usually defaults to auto and may have damaged the video card. It usually just takes a dump on the windows volume, but it has been also known to harm video cards.
 

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I am sure that board has a clear cmos jumper. Follow the manuals procedure to clear cmos.


It does have a bios jumper but the manual doesnt say anything about clearing cmos. The jumper set in pins 1 and 2 is default, 2 and 3 says its for clearing passwords, and no jumper is for recovering bios from a recovery diskette in the event of a failed bios update.

I have to go to work now but I'll report back after I try your other suggestions. Thanks for your help.
 
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