Bios problem

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well, i saw some articals on overclocking cpu's, well i played around in the BIOS and realised my mobo dont support it, well since i played around in there something strange began to happen.
at the start when i switch my comp on, it scans for the ram (understandable) but it now scans for it in 10000kb steps (summot like that) and it takes forever when you have 300mb of ram, like 1-2mins, i must of changed something in the BIOS cus it never did it before.

ne idea of what i might of changed?
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1.) Your board may still support overclocking, check the actual board for a group of pins with those little double connectors (I just drew a blank...damn). My old motherboard for my 450mhz can be overclocked to 550 :-O and I didn't see anything in the BIOS.

2.) Did you goto "Save changes and reboot" or the "don't save changes" option?
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well, you'r first mistake was playing around in the bios. I don't ever ever
ever ever recommend doing that in any capacity.

To fix it, you're probably gonna have to do a "flash" and reset it back to
factory. If you know the manufacturer of your MB, you should be able to
find it easily. Good luck with it.
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But the bios are fun! All those options that make my computer smoke :twisted: :explodesmilie:
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how do i flash it?....i know the motherboard. it is a GA-7IXE4 gigabyte board housing an amd athlon 1ghz, 300mb ram, 30gd hd
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I know this is off topic, but for some reason you mentioning your harddrive brought up a rather funny *geeky* story. I was talking to a guy about his computer to try to figure out how fast it was in order to know if it was capable of rendering some 3d graphics. So I go right out and ask him:

"How fast is your computer?"
"Hrmm...I know its a 30gig."

Well he must have misinterepreted my facial expression as that of sympathy for his computer (in reality it was one of those looks computer geeks give none computer geeks).

"wel actually I've been thinking of getting a better computer, maybe a 120gig"

I just shook my head, still awestruck. I just found it funny that he wanted to learn 3d rendering and he rated his computer in hard drive space....



anyways I can tell your all not laughing so I'll shut up now! :-P
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lol, i have had that sort of story before, my dad (knowing nothing about comps)
tells people that our comps r either:

"they r both xp's"
"they have more than 128 memory (not Ram)"

funny watching the other guy giving him a look of sympathy lol
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heh I am lucky, my dad knows his hand at computers, he got us our first one (a 286) when we were just youngings, I think I was maybe 5 or 6. ten years later I'm building my own computer that can easily surpass that one buy thousands of times.
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heh, i got my first when i was about 10, it was a 100mhz, very funny, now im on this 1ghz, hoping to upgrade to a 2ghz, but my motherboard dont dupport 266fsb :'(
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I have a 2.4 ghz right now :-P just built it in early spring
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just wondering, is it easy to swap motherboards (comming from some1 who has never done it before) :roll:
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its nothing terrible difficult
I think it took me about two hours, but I was keeping everything neat. I can probably rebuild a whole computer in under two hours now.
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and make sure you alway touch the case before anything else to discharge static!
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i will keep that in mind, i have changed the graphics card :P, that is as far as i have gone
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heheh thats easy stuff
my most annoying part to putting my computer together was putting the four fans in the front of my case (I had to take of the front bezel and that was a pain, I am better at it now tho!)
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I fixed the bios problem, :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
i had changed the option that it called
"quick boot", for some reason i had disabled it, well i just re-inabled it and it boots up normally, just thought i would tell ya :wink:

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