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Bogus "Overclocking Failure" message

Bogus "Overclocking Failure" message
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.
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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JohnnyCanuckCommented:
Check your CMOS battery - should be 3v.
Update your BIOS - there are a total of 8 (yikes) BIOS updates for that board.
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CallandorCommented:
I think you have spurious values in your CMOS, which a reset should clear up.
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MrBillisMeCommented:
I'm running the same mother board and the only time I've seen theat message was after I had set up the over clocking in the BIOS and the system didn't like it. After I went back into the BIOS and set the CPU back to AUTO the message did not reoccur. There are two sets of RAM slots on the MOBO, check to make sure you have the right RAM and them them in the reight slots.
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MrBillisMeCommented:
error............right RAM and have them in the right slots.
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stefanomarcoAuthor Commented:
http://www.asus.com/support/faq/qanda.aspx?KB_ID=87213

after doing a bit of futher research at the asus website i found the above info ... I don't press the reset during post but the overclocking error happens when I disconnect from the power point and then turn the power back on ... without pressing the power button on the machine it seems to power up just for a second and then turn off ... then I can turn on normally but get the error message. If I was to turn the machine on and off doing the normal shutdown I would never get the message.
I could live with it if it was my machine but I know at some stage I'll get the question from my client.
Is it a power supply issue maybe?
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tmj883Commented:
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard user guide      2-19
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CallandorCommented:
If you are having shutdown problems, it might be the power supply, but look here: http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
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JohnnyCanuckCommented:
As your link and my previous post suggests, update your BIOS as well.  This problem appears to be BIOS related.
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stefanomarcoAuthor Commented:
thank you :)
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