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CMOS Wont Save :(

by lowgun1 / August 14, 2004 6:57 PM PDT

alright, obviously i have a problem

yesterday, i tried to install a new agp graphics card but things went haywire and i had to revert back to my pci one, anyway, My Goddam CMOS is messed up i beleive

in order to actually start my pc up properly i need to take out the jumper and reset it all, start it up and go on from there, however my defaults i beleive are wrong, once they are loaded up and i restart no image will come up to the monitor

so at the moment the only way i can get into windows is reset my Cmos and then go on and push f1, i try and change some settings in Cmos but once i save and restart the monitor wont load up again


i know its weird, but im totally out of ideas on how to fix it, i tried updating my bios but i still keep getting the checksum errors when i actually manage to start the damm thing

any help would be appreciated!

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Re: CMOS Wont Save :(
by jjcool / August 14, 2004 8:24 PM PDT
In reply to: CMOS Wont Save :(

what speed AGP card did you try to install and what type of AGP slot does your Mobo have? and before i forget did you check the voltage requirements? for example i can not install a 3.3v video card into my agp slot as it would just fry my mobo.

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Re: CMOS Wont Save :(
by Willy / August 14, 2004 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: CMOS Wont Save :(

Once you clear the CMOS return the clearing jumper back to its orginal postition. Do your changes and save upon exit. The system can be powered to return it, unless of course you have "fat fingers/hand" that get in the way. Sad Otherwise, you'll be clearing whatever you do as the clearing pins are always engaged. If not, please explain further...

good luck -----Willy Happy

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Re: CMOS Wont Save :(
by swisse / August 14, 2004 9:22 PM PDT
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I think you meant BIOS. What settings in BIOS did you change and are you sure your mobo supports AGP cards (I suppose you have a relatively new mobo and not a very old and outdated one)? Sometimes some cards require that you uninstall the old graphics driver first, reboot, and then install the new one.

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Re: CMOS Wont Save :(
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2004 9:50 PM PDT
In reply to: CMOS Wont Save :(

I didn't see you write you set the BIOS primary boot display to AGP. Some default to PCI or onboard video and the effect is as you write.

I can't tell you where this setting is since there is no standard.

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:) Proffitt=right, but...
by reefurbb / August 15, 2004 12:14 AM PDT
In reply to: CMOS Wont Save :(

1. if mobo is more than 3 yrs old, replace battery. [good prevent. maint. if nothing else.]
2. many mobo cmos clearing jumpers have 2 settings, 3 pins. If you start your mobo w/o any jumper, you mess up cmos.
3. many bios updaters have a "save" function to save a copy of current bios. Did you?
4. Many bios have the options to "load setup defaults". Did you try that?

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