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OVERCLOCKING When I press the power button on the front of the case, the pc seems to start with a bit of disk drive whirring, no beeps though, and the monitor does not turn on. I then have to turn off the power off at the wall, turn it back on, press the power button on the front of the case, and then the PC starts and shows the following message: Overclocking Failed! Please enter Setup to re-configure your system. Press F1 to Run SETUP Press F2 to load default values and continue As I haven't changed any settings in the BIOS, if I press F1, the BIOS shows exactly how it was before. The PC then starts fine and I have no trouble whist in Windows. If I press F2, the PC then starts fine and I have no trouble whist in Windows. If I shut the PC down completely, and then press the power button on the front of the case immediately afterwards, the PC starts up fine. If however, I wait few minutes to turn the pc back on, the same issue arises, ie the pc doesnt start up and the monitor doesnt turn on.

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    I have the same problem, it look like who ever own this motherboard have this problem. Is there any fix to this? I have 2 gb and tried to take out 1 gb same thing happen, tried to take out 512mb still same problem. Sometime when I press the power button the first time the computer turn on but not my monitor and when I turn it off and turn it back on it works. When it work it also pop up a screen say overclocking failed. Hope there a fix to this.



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Hi, On other motherboard models of Asus, similar problem was corrected by: 1. Updating the BIOS; 2. Actually overclocking the FSB to slightly higher than default (say 170 or 175 from 166, 140 to 150 from 133); 3. Slightly increasing the default processor voltage supply by increments of 0.05; 4. Replacing the 3.0 volts Lithium battery; 5. Replacing the memory to next higher speed; Never had problems like this with MSI, ECS or Intel boards. Hope this be of some idea/help. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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I had exactly the same problem.Upgrading the BIOS did nothing. I had a 1 gig and a 512 memory modules. By removing either one, I solved the problem. Either would work by itself, but not together. There must have been a compatability problem with them working together.I don't know what the speed of either one was. Good luck.

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