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Thread: Help! Computer won't boot




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    I read the AMD overclocking guide that is posted here, and got brave and decided to tweak my system. I have an XP2400 with a cheap VIA motherboard, and 400 watts power supply.

    I went into the BIOS, and changed the Mhz setting from 133/133 to 166/133. I tried to set it to 166/166, but the BIOS didn't give me that as an option.

    When I saved the changes to the BIOS settings, and the computer tried to boot up, it wouldn't. I don't even get the screen that lets me get into the BIOS to change the settings back to what they were. I turn on the computer, and it makes some noise, and the CDs and DVD players light up, but the screen does not display anything, and I don't hear any noise that sounds like the hard drive is working.

    Any ideas on what I need to do? I only want to get back into BIOS so I can change back to what it was. Should I try to mess with the BIOS jumpers to reset it back to default, or is there something else I should do? Thanks for any help you can give.

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    youve overclocked it too far. reset the cmos usin gthe jumper. unless theres a safe mode jumper to set 100mhz fsb. your motherboard manual will be useful here.
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    Thank you. I've reset the jumpers on the motherboard before, so I think I can do that.

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