CPU over voltage - press f1 to continue

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-10
Everytime I boot up my machine - I get this error

"CPU over voltage - Press f1 to continue"

I press f1 and the machine boots up fine, but how do I get rid of this annoying error.

- I've removed the cmos chip
- Set the defaults in the bios
- Flashed the bios with the latest version and older ones

Asus AV8 Deluxe Motherbaord

Any help would be great, I am really stuck.
Question by:unrealone1
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Let's determine if it is a real error or a misreported value.  What cpu do you have, and what voltage does the BIOS report your cpu is running at?  You've done the things I would recommend if the cpu was not recognized preoperly.

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It's a AMD Athlon 64BIT 3200 Processor

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ID: 22757085
Problem now resolved.

It turned out that the voltage on the RAM was to low.

It was CL2.5 - I changed it to a stick which was 3.0CL - and now I no longer get the error message.
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That's actually the latency that you're referring to - that's strange that it would cause such an error, though.

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