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I tried to add memory ram to my computer, but it was not compatible and now my computer does not start. the monitor only shows me a "CMOS ERROR" AND warn me that my CPU has been changed or the CPU ratio changed fail. It ask me to re enter settings in CMOS setup. how can I fix the problem? thank you

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If you put your old memory in and boot into bios setup and go to default or fail safe settings that should work then get the right memory that u need and install as usual

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If you have correctly set the CPU in the BIOS, and saved the settings and still get the error, the CPU is not compatible with your system.

Most likely you have not set the BIOS right or have not saved it.

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