Resuscitating a mobo?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Centauri, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Centauri

    Centauri Golden Member

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    So I was tweaking RAM timings in my BIOS when, upon restart, the machine refused to post. Not an uncommon occurrence when I've tightened things up too much; so, as usual, turn off the machine and clear the CMOS with the jumper on the motherboard, then power up and expect to be greeted by BIOS defaults for another round of tweaking.

    Nope.

    Machine wont even post now.

    I've dropped out the CMOS battery, left the jumper on Clear for a few hours while having the machine unplugged, tried running with only one DIMM in and in alternating banks.

    Wont post.

    Any work around or am I RMA'ing? :(
     
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  3. zephyrprime

    zephyrprime Diamond Member

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    Strange. That should have fixed it.
     
  4. Centauri

    Centauri Golden Member

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    24 hours unplugged with the CMOS battery out did the trick some reason.

    *shrugs*
     
  5. bryanl

    bryanl Golden Member

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    The jumper doesn't completely erase the CMOS. Only removing the battery does.