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Thermal protection override. My motherboard went into thermal protection override and will not post. I have cleaned it and now how do I reset it?

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  • Clarker Mar 26, 2008

    I reset the bios, attempted reset on cmos, no effect. Removed the cpu (DELL e210882 SOCKET LGA 775 MOTHERBOARD ) and reset with silver paste, still no go. No reset button available. Ant other ideas other than a board replacement? Thanks !



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Tyou should find you rmanual and find the reset button or jumper. You must also try to find out what went wrong first why it went on thermal shutdown. You have to resolve the problem first. It could still be there that's why it wont post. If you know how to changes all your cmos.bios settings then if you can not find the reset jumper or switch you can actually reset your cmos to default factory setting. be careful though because you haver to know all your settings, the dates as well for your software activation. i suggest that you remove first the connection of your hardisk until you get your board running then put it back. do not boot your hard disk with the wrong date in your cmos. it will corropt your softwares specially virus protection


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  • Redentor Rivera Mar 27, 2008

    it's only a matter of determining wether it is your CPU that got damaged or your main board. If it is thermal trouble it is possible that the CPU is the defect but you can just do a trial and error now to determine which is deffective. if you can find a termporary replacement for both the board and cpu. but please clarify how did you reset? did you find the jumpers if no switch? when you say reset that would mean putting back the cmos bios to factory default. if you did not find the jumper to reset then you did not really reset the system. remove the battery and leave for at least 5minutes. that will also reset the system.



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