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    Exclamation Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    I installed EasyTune5 from Gigabyte's website to monitor the CPU temperature and noticed the ability to overclock the CPU. I adjusted it to "Racing" and then rebooted. The computer restarted, but froze at the beginning screen that shows the Bios version, CPU, Memory testing, etc. I hit DEL to enter the Bios and it shows "Prepare to Enter Setup..." but it does absolutely nothing. I've removed all the RAM and reset it. Removed all but one stick. Removed every single peripheral. Removed the battery. Nothing seems to be working and I can't get into Bios to either Flash it or reset it to Optimized Defaults. I need some help here as the computer in question is my work computer and I need it operational as quickly as possible. I'm already behind in video editing and this is going to make it worse so ANY help would be appreciated. I'm losing money fast. THANK YOU!!

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    Default Re: Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    Disconnect the PSU power cord, press the power button for a few seconds, and try clearing CMOS by shorting the CLR_CMOS pins with a metal object like a screwdriver.
    If this doesn't help try the long version, second part of this post, preferrably both battery out and shorting the CLR_CMOS with a jumber for 20+ minutes.

    EDIT: do not use EasyTune to overclock.
    Last edited by Chike; 03-02-2010 at 07:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    That worked. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I thought that I knew a bit about computers until this happened. I'm very grateful that there are people like yourself with the knowledge and drive to help others. Again, I really appreciate your time and invaluable assistance.

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    Default Re: Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    One more question while I have your attention.

    I'm using Performance Monitor v3.9.5 and SpeedFan 4.40 to monitor my CPU Usage-Performance, Memory Usage-Performance and CPU temperature. I like the ability to see the CPU temp in the system tray and the ability to see small grids for the CPU and Memory usage. However, I'd like to be able to monitor my video card's temp and fan speed as well without having to enter ATI's application. I like being able to see them constantly.

    Do you recommend any other programs that will do what I want and allow me to monitor my video card?

    Video Card: Sapphire HD4860 1GB DDR5 256-bit

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    Default Re: Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    Glad to hear everything is OK.
    I think Everest has just what you want, it's not free though.

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    Default Re: Comp Freezes before I can even enter Bios!! Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Glad to hear everything is OK.
    I think Everest has just what you want, it's not free though.
    Everest is great!

    You can also try RealTemp(Download) and ProcessExplorer(Download).

    For ProcessExplorer, configure it to minimize to systray (from Options drop down menu select, "Hide When Minimized" and "Allow Only One Instance"). And just create shortcut to ProcessExplorer and put it in your Startup folder in your Start Menu, so ProcessExplorer runs when you start.

    For RealTemp, you can select options in Settings to have Temperature readings placed your systray. But do the shortcut thing (create shortcut to RealTemp and put it in your Startup folder in your Start Menu) so RealTemp runs when you start.

    See my systray pic below: (On my PC it is clear as can be, but it's blurry on this Screen shot. The Green number is my nVidia GTX295, and the two Red numbers are my CPU. Next is Process explorer's grid for CPU usage. They take zero resources and ProcessExplorer is always waiting to save the day if you freeze up. O, and in addition to RealTemp showing current GPU and CPU temeratures, it is a great way to know what temperatures your CPU and GPU were when you logged into Windows and what the Maximum reached were. Especially cool after Gaming because you can always answer the question, "I wonder how hot things got?")


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    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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