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Bogus "Overclocking Failure" message

By kte ·
Anyone out there run into this: I just built a system with an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe mobo with Intel P4 3.0E Ghz; 2x512 Crucial pc3200 DDRAM.
Video Card is ATI Radeon 9100 128MB.
I EZ Flashed the BIOS to v1021. Problem is on Boot I get a message saying overclocking failed and giving me the option of pressing F1 to go into the BIOS or F2 to continue with loading defaults. Pressing F2 allows me to continue but the issue is I haven't done anything to overclock and to the best of my knowledge I am already running with defaults set in the BIOS. Every time I have to reboot for new settings to take effect, or for any other reason, I end up having to power down then go thru the "F2" thing to continue. Has anyone out there run into this?

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by CG IT In reply to Bogus "Overclocking Failu ...

humm if you didn't have this problem with an earlier version of the BIOS and the computer ran fine with the earlier BIOS, I would reflash with the earlier BIOS, report the possibility of a bug to the board maker. Asus has their own forum for issues with their boards [ah well they DID have their own forum] scratch that. As I said, I would reflash with the earlier version. Most board makers caution users about flashing BIOSs and give a warning that unless the newest version is needed to fix a problem, don't flash the BIOS.

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CG IT,
Thanks for the suggestion. I reflashed with one version earlier than the most current, cleared the cmos, and now everything is running fine. (The manual for this board did suggest going to the site and getting the most recent BIOS)
Thanks again
kte

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by TheChas In reply to Bogus "Overclocking Failu ...

2 ideas based on similar problems I have run into:

1. manually set the correct Front Side Bus and multiplier factors in BIOS settings. Some motherboards just get it wrong in auto-detect.

2. Change out any fans plugged into the motherboard.
Very often, the Tach signal line from a fan produces more electrical noise than the motherboard can handle. This results in strange and unusual problems.

Chas

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CPU errors and video problems seldom overlap.

Still, if you are getting unusual symptoms, it is a good idea to replace any suspect hardware.

Chas

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Bogus "Overclocking Failu ...

I personally would go with The Chas?s answer You need to go into the BIOS and reset your CPU setting. The most likely option is that while the CPU is showing the correct speed {If it is} is that the FSB is wrong so the multiplier is incorrect and is giving you this error message.

So when prompted press the F1 key and go into the BIOS and reset the CPU settings ASUS generally tells you to change a jumper setting after Flashing the BIOS so it can reset to the Defaults and then reset the jumper after about 30 seconds. You will then be prompted the next time you boot up to enter the BIOS and set your own defaults. Always remember to enable the SMART Status on the HDD so you have prior warning if anything is going wrong with one of them.

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by kte In reply to Bogus "Overclocking Failu ...

I have removed fan connectors from motherboard with no change. I have not reflashed the BIOS yet, or Manualy set BIOS settings, as something new just came to light. The Video card I am using (Crucial ATI RADEON 9100) was in use in another machine and removed because I believed the AGP slot in the other machine to be bad. I just started having the same issues with this machine ( in Analog mode) where I just get some kind of pattern on the monitor completely obscuring everything. It does work ok in Digital mode. Could this issue be contributing to "Overclocking Failure" problem?

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