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VP6 board reporting incorrect CPU speed

This computter was working fine. I took the covers off to clean out the dust due to the temp getting high. Not near the danger point, but rising over time. Sinve then, the CMOS reports a checksum error about the processor speeds. I've rest the COMOS, Still, the same problem. This board has two 1000 Mz coppermine processors and 2 GB ram. I'l lost here. Reomved both processors, ran one at a time in another PC. They run fine. And help would be appreciated greatly.

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Ok I am going to reach on this, I remember those boards, I think what you did was knock off a jumper on the board that sets the speed on those processors, but first check that you put the jumper on the cmos back the way it was, you may have cleared the cmos and not returned the jumper to the default position, take the battery out and check the jumper again, it should be one or the other. if you find a couple of pins that are bare on the board, the jumper that I mentioned at first may have fell off when you cleaned it.

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