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Worked great until last night....

Home built machine has worked great for 14+ months. Was running last night, playing World of Warcraft when the system just froze. At first I thought it was game lag, until I noted no response from mouse or keyboard input. Pressed the power button for 5 sec, and it turned off. Upon reapplication of power, the only response was from the peripherals and fans; no screen output, or beeps.

Web surfing guided me to reset the CMOS and go, without explanation of the root cause.

While I am able to get the machine to boot after resetting the CMOS and loading the default BIOS settings, I don't wish to do that for every boot, but it is the only reliable process I've found.

What has failed on my system? What should I investigate/replace?

Clues?

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  • Thmyn
    Thmyn Nov 04, 2007

    cooling is not an issue as my MB and CPU are both under 45*C, and I am convinced that those readings are high.

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    Thmyn Nov 07, 2007

    Virus Scan came up clean. BTW, the machine hasn't been running for 14 months continuously. I do a proper shutdown each night. And as for cooling, I have 4 case fans. (Over kill I know, but I lost my last machine to that very issue... not going down that path again!) :)

    I replaced the Lithium battery, and still no joy.

    What I find very odd is the sequence:


    • unplug

    • remove battery

    • reset CMOS

    • install battery

    • plug in

    • power on

    • +

    • {observe CMOS incorrect warning message on display}

    • {go with default CMOS settings and go}
    is the only sequence of events I've found to get this machine up and running.

    I must repeat the entire sequence for every reboot. I have experimented and tried to set the CMOS to settings other than the default, and it doesn't boot. I've tried each memory card individually, and each performs no better than described here.

    Is the CMOS bad? Should I just send in for a replacement board? Suggestions?

  • Thmyn
    Thmyn Jan 19, 2008

    I've not looked for a new BIOS in a few months. I could give this a try again.

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I had same problem but updated the bios seems okay now also go into bios and set all as default and exit saving this seemed to help even before i updated bios.
These boards are not that good in my opinion for the price

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Hi put some exhaust fans in the case see if this will help youi had this happen to me a few times add fans and als wellremember you still have your chip set on your mother board they do not have fans and need to be cooled too

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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    marco amezcua Nov 04, 2007

    humm this is very weird but have you ran a viruse scan to see if you had viruses you say that you had the pc running for 14 months and all of the sudden this happened well this tells me that you might have a viruse. runn a scan for shits and gigles see what it doesif you do find one that could have done it mcfee is the best let me know what happened k thanks just tring to give you piece of mind k

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