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Foxconn 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H Hi, I've just built a new comp with the above mobo, pentium d3.0, 2g ram, sata, using onboard gfx and sound. When I hit the power button, the computer lights up for maybe 2 seconds then shuts back down. After another 2-3 seconds the computer starts and boots all the way to windows. However, when windows starts the internal clock has been reset to Jan 01 2006 and the time is set to 00:00. I am writing this post using the same computer, and I can play games and run all the installed programs without fault. I have also tried installing a Nvidia 8500gt pci-e gfx card but when i restart the computer with it in neither the onboard gfx nor the pci-e card show anything through the monitor. This sounds to me like the motherboard resetting itself everytime it is powered down (or when the power cord is removed). I have swapped the bios battery for one i know is working but this has not helped. I would really appreciate any advice you could give as I've tried everything I can think of and nothing has worked yet. Thanks, Nick Lyons London, UK.

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Thanks for the above, though it was not the solution it helped me to understand what was wrong.

For some reason, the BIOS that the board shipped with was causing all of the above problems.  I stripped and re-built the PC a few times with the same results, until I eventually found a BIOS update from the Foxconn site.  I installed it and *most* of the problems went away.  It even let me install my Nvidia 8500gt pci-e card which worked straight away.  It seems strange that the original bios version would not support my pci-e card...this is not something I've come across before.

The only residual problem I have is that when I shut down the computer, it reboots itself.  This happens every time and so I am going to try and fiddle with the power options to try and stop it happening.  Again, this seems to be something the BIOS still does of its own accord.

Thanks again,
Nick Lyons
London, UK.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Get one new battery and short your bios jumper by removing the jumper (cmos clear jumper)and placing the jumper in 2 and 3 pins ones you do this you will see that your cpu fan runs for 2 sec and it stops it means the BIOS is cleared wait for 15 sec and replace the jumper to its original place on 1 and 2 pins then start your computer, it will give the message load the optimized default hit the enter key to enter the BIOS select load the default setting and re enter the time and start the computer kindly tell me if it works (

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