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How to reset bios in gigabyte ga-8simlh

My friend slightly overclocked my pc and now wont boot or give me a pic on monitor how do i reset bios to give me a picture again

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  • Stephen Popplewell
    Stephen Popplewell Jan 14, 2013

    i have no beeps either now

  • Stephen Popplewell
    Stephen Popplewell Jan 16, 2013

    still not working same symptoms

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 16, 2013

    Still not working same syptoms. After doing what Stephen? Running down the street naked? What have you performed in regards to what I have previously posted. Also; Did your friend use EasyTune 4 for overclocking; what Intel processor is it; and what Ram Memory are you running? Plus why can you not contact the friend, or is it you?

  • Stephen Popplewell
    Stephen Popplewell Jan 16, 2013

    he used bios to overclock it i have contacted friend but i cannot now because i gave him a smack in the mush as i only asked him too fit a new psu which i supplied i tried unplugging power pressing for ten seconds thenfollowing step 1 completely i tried your other recomendations too but still i have noise not even a bios screen nothing on the screen at all it was a northwood 2.8ghz with a 533fsb pentium 4 on a socket 478

  • Stephen Popplewell
    Stephen Popplewell Jan 16, 2013

    oh yes i am running ddr pc 3200 1 stick =1gb and 1 stick =512mb total ram =1.5gb ddr pc3200 both kingston both matching

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 20, 2013

    Hmmm,........Gigabyte Support states 200MegaHertz, 266MHz, and 333MHz ram memory is supported. Front Side Bus support maximum for the Processor is 533MHz. Rule of thumb is that Ram Memory's frequency rate ('Speed'), is HALF of the Processor's FSB. This would = 266MHz. 333MHz I can see. 400? You have used DDR Sdram at 400MHz, with no problem prior to this incident? (Power Supply replacement) Should regress for a moment. You DO have the two power cables to the motherboard connected, right? Yes, the 20-pin ATX main power cable, ,but more importantly the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable? Power for the Intel processor, Yes? OK, moving on. I suggest you remove, and disconnect everything on the motherboard, except the Processor, and Ram Memory. (And also the cooling system for the Processor) Remove all expansion cards. (Graphics, Ethernet, Sound, etc) If you are running a graphics card, and have a digital LCD screen connected, (Flat LCD screen monitor), you'll need a VGA monitor for this. Connect to the VGA connector on the motherboard. (I should have asked if you were running a graphics card. Smeek in the mush for me. Since BIOS Setup settings have been reverted back to the factory default settings, it would be VGA, not a graphics card, that is supported now. Moving on) Disconnect the flat ribbon IDE data cable to the Harddrive, and optical drive/s. (CD/DVD) Disconnect on the motherboard side. (Before you do L@@K at the connector to motherboard, and note which direction it is in. If there is no Locating Lug on the flat ribbon cable connector to motherboard, you need to know which way it lines up. But if there is a problem just post in a Comment, and I'll show you the proper way of telling which way the cable goes) Disconnect the power cables to the Harddrive, and optical drive/s. Just the computer case fans to motherboard, cooling system for Processor; Processor, and Ram Memory. (Power IS unplugged to motherboard, right?) Remove the CMOS battery. Do the Power On button thing again. (3 times total) Reinstall the CMOS battery. (Positive [ + ] side ALWAYS goes UP ) Reconnect to power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on. You SHOULD get the BIOS screen now. No? Press the Power On button in for a count of 10 seconds, or until it turns off. Wait 1 minute, turn the computer on. (Sometimes ya gotta' slap BIOS around) No? Suggests to me the Processor is fried. Ol' boy may have gone to the Frequency/Voltage Control menu, and bumped the CPU Clock up. That increases Voltage to the Processor, and something that Intel Pentium 4 doesn't like messed with. Voltage tolerance range is 1.525 to 1.530 Volts (DC) Want to overclock? You would increase voltage by -> .2 Volts at a time, THEN perform a burn-in test, and see if everything is OK. (Run the computer for 24 hours, and check if it's OK) If OK, then you would increase by another lowly .2 percent, and try again. Problem is when you change the voltage for the Processor, you also do the same for the Ram Memory, and expansion slots. Post back in a Comment about the Ram Memory at 400MHz, David.



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1) Unplug from power.
Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds.
Let go.
Do this same procedure two more times.

Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
This is supposed to clear CMOS Error Codes, and reset BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.

Have to 'slap it around a little bit'.

Power unplugged, Anti-Static Precautions -> FOLLOWED, remove the CMOS battery.
Do the press the Power On button thing, above.
Reinstall CMOS battery.
(Remember; the Positive ( + ) side ALWAYS goes UP)

Plug back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Still no?

Turn the computer on, enter BIOS Setup.
AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.

You may hear beeps. These are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that are creating them. Ignore the beeps.

The first menu you will see when you enter BIOS Setup, is the Main menu.
On the right side you will see - Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use the Down Arrow key until Load fail-Safe Defaults is highlighted.
Press the Enter key.
(You MAY have to use the Right Arrow key, then the Down Arrow key)

Press F10 to Save.
Then use the Right or Left Arrow key, and highlight Y, or Yes.
Press the Enter key.

Your computer should restart, and Fail-Safe Defaults will be loaded.
Your computer should be back to Day 1.

Click on the - Support & Downloads - tab.
(Overview / Specification / Support & Downloads / etc)

Click on the blue Down Arrow to the right of the blue subheading -
Download type:
In the drop down list click on - Manual

To the right of - English 3201 pdf 5.13MB, click on the country NAME nearest yours.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the country NAME it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor at the Bottom/Middle.
Go all the way to the right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
When you hover your mouse cursor over it, "Show Adobe Reader toolbar" will briefly appear.

Now,.........isn't that better?

Pages 35 through 37.


[You can also use the Clear CMOS jumper. Page 22 - Number 21.
CLR_PWD (Clear Password)
More info on Page 33.
I,.........however, do not advise it. One mistake, and you'll have an expensive paperweight. Hence why I gave no guidance in using it ]

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

  • Stephen Popplewell
    Stephen Popplewell Jan 16, 2013

    still noise and no action no change in symptoms at all



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