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Self-induced Hardware Error...


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#1 King ICBM

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

You know how when you turn on your computer, you can press the "Del" button to access the panel for settings?
Well I started up my other computer and pressed delete, then I went into the "Frequency and Voltage control, I changed my CPU and DRAM Frequency from 166 MHz to 254 MHz.

Now I can't turn on my computer anymore... I don't mean the power doesn't turn on or anything, it does all the lights like up and stuff, but my moniter doesn't show anything and my keyboard and mouse doesn't light up neither. I checked all the plugs and they are plugged in, so the problem is because of the CPU frequency...

I can't change the frequency back to 166 because I need to turn on my computer to access the control panel, so is there any way to externally set the frequency or something?

I mean is there anyway out of this?


BTW: I didn't do this to make my cpu speed higher or anything. I sorta was curious to see what that control did, and I changed it... :thumbsup:

Edited by King ICBM, 09 January 2006 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:03 AM

Provided you haven't destroyed anything with you overclock, you can return the settings to default by clearing cmos. It involves unplugging the machine, removing the motherboard battery and moving the pin. You should find the details of how to do this in your motherboard manual.
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:36 PM

removing the motherboard battery and moving the pin



Motherboard battery?

What do you mean by moving the pin?


EDIT: Oh I see, remove the CMOS battery to reset the settings. I hope it works...

Also, how can I tell if everything is destroyed?


Arrrrrrg it still doesn't work... I pulled the battery out and waited a few minutes, and put it back in. It still doesn't start up...

Edited by King ICBM, 10 January 2006 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

Nope, still doesn't work...




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