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Ahh!! Help! I messed with the "CPU Host/DRAM/PCI Clock" Settings in cmos and now it wont boot!! URGENT!

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I was trying to overclock my pc and saw on a forum that it was done in the Voltage section of the CMOS. So I went in and I changed the CPU Clock Ratio from 10 to 20. I rebooted and it still said 1.7 ghz. I went back in cmos and chanced the CPU Host/DRAM/PCI Clock from Default (100/100/33 mhz) to (133/160/33 mhs)

AND NOW IT WONT BOOT! It just sounds like its loading like it usually does, but no beeps. And the monitor is blank. The little light is orange instead of green on it. I think my cmos battery is weak, the time never kept. ALWAYS 2 hours behind, even if I change it in windows. I reset the jumper fora few secs, but it still DOESNT BOOT!! HELP!! Is there anything im missing? If thats all I did shouldn't a clear in cmos fix it? Thanks

Please reply soon. Urgent!
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Just clear the CMOS.

Look in your motherboard manual for instructions, or remove the Battery and leave it for 30 mins to run down, then replace it.


Dan.
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Ok thanks. I removed it for 2 hours and that did it. less than that didn't work. Why does it take so long. Lol.  Do you know why it froze when I changed that? I was tryign to overclock it. Did I do it wrong?
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It takes so long for the battery, cos you need to wait for the power remaining in the circuitry to dissipate.

If you overclock it too far, it will not boot, or it will freeze.

Its best to use an in Windows/OS utility to overclock until it just freezes ur PC. You need to find the correct combination of voltages and FSB speed of your CPU and Memory.

Here's an overclocking tutorial that i've written: http://www.olate.com/tutorials/view/176 mite not be relevant to your system, but you'll get the idea.

Glad I could help,
Dan.

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