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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IrelandYaaaa, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. IrelandYaaaa

    IrelandYaaaa Thread Starter

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    How r ya??

    I made up a computer from all my spare parts and also added a few new bits, here is the spec :

    xp2200
    MSI K7T266 PRO2-U
    256mb pc3200
    Abit Siluro ti4200 otes
    20gb hdd
    300w psu
    Xp pro
    15" tft 1024x768 max

    My problem is that 9 out of ten times I have to clear cmos to get the thing to run!!! After I clear cmos and it is up and running I get a message saying that the cpu fan is not running continue yes or no? ( its running fine ) .I also get a message saying bios settings are wrong and must be changed, so I would normally just reset vaules to default and it would boot up perfect. Once it gets up and running in windows it flys without a problem, runs everything and never crashes.

    Any ideas?


    Cheers
     
  2. norton850

    norton850

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    The BIOS doesn't seem to remember your settings. Try changing the CMOS battery on the MB.
     
  3. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude

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    Does the cpu fan have a sensor wire? There's a lot of motherboards that won't boot unless it gets a signal from the cpu fan sensor.. Is the fan plugged into the right fan header?
     
  4. IrelandYaaaa

    IrelandYaaaa Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies :)

    I take it if the battery was dead or faulty then it would mess up your time settings? I am almost sure my clock does not hold its time.

    The fan is plugged into the right place but i suppose its possible that the board has a fault?

    I will check the battery and hopefully then I dont need a board :)

    Thanks again guys
     
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