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Overclocked! Or Overvoltage Failure!


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#1 aberrr

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:30 AM

Overclocked or Over Voltage Failure!
Hi!
The problem I will explain here is really causing me a headache, Big Time.
i bought my computer about 18 months ago from mesh computers uk, been working great but started

getting very slow n lagging, mainly because its used 24/7 by myself, wife and 3 kids, so we thought it

was full of junk of one kind or another so decided to put reset disk in and format puter back to factory

settings, the disk we had off manufacturer with Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 sp2 on it

failed close to the finish, saying it needed more files off cd no.2 but there isnt a second cd, we phoned

mesh computers and they were hopeless, cudnt get no sense or feedback, saying basically the puter was

over a year old, sorry! Grrrrrr! ............so a mate of mine gave me his XP Pro 2002 and loaded that, ran

great, updated windows fully including sp3, found drivers to enable sound and internet connection,

worked great for an hour or so, was a lil slow so i hit re-start button and ever since then 9 times out of

ten we get an error "Overclocked or Overvoltage Failure!" thats after we get a blank screen on stand

by saying no signal after switching power on/off about for 30 mins or more......when it been left on for

more than an more it runs but its very sluggish and laggs before it crashes again . can anyone help on

this matter as my 3 kids are doing my head in please!! i would put it pc shop to be fixed but im

disabled with parkinsons disease, so money is very tight.
Thanks
Hugh
P.S. Bare with me please, im not a computer wizz kid like you guys!! *winks* lol
PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Pentium (D) 4
Mainboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Motherboard: P5L-MX

Everytime you power on the computer, it won't start because it gets stuck on the following screen:
Overclocking failed! or Overvoltage failed! press F1 to run set up or F2 to continue........

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:04 AM

Seems to happen to Asus boards...I'd try going into the BIOS and setting up all the optimum default settings (as a first step). If your board supports RAID, make sure that it is not set up for such as a boot option.

Second guess would be a bad CMOS battery.

In any case, those are the two easiest things I would try first.

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Louis

Edited by hamluis, 14 July 2008 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:10 AM

THANKS....... WENT INTO BIOS AND RESET DEFAULT SETTINGS, SAVED , RE-BOOT BUT STILL SAME...DOES THIS MEAN PUTTING PUTER INTO A SHOP ?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:40 PM

I think I'd replace the CMOS battery (costs less than $5 here in the U.S.) and see what happens.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:24 AM

Fixed it!! Yayyyyyy lol.......it was a combination of the cmos battery was dying which i bought a new one for 3 ($6) re-set my bios to default and while i had the side cover off the tower i noticed behind the fan the air vents had a carpet of dust covering 75% ...i clean inside regular but never taken the fan cover off so that is a Must Do! from now on, thanks for yor time, most appreciated! thanks again cheers!

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

You did all the work, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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