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MSI KT4 Ultra with an Athlon XP 1800+


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SuperSam

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Hi.

I have had this rig for a long while and recently decided to turn it into a media center, as its spare.

I was playing with the settings in the bios, and I remeber changing the clock speed of something, though I cannot remember what (I did this a few months ago and decided I really should get it fixed). Now, after clocking this thing in the bios, I have nothing display when I turn on the computer, I have turned the computer off, and tried rearranging ram, and changing the ram for other sticks. I need to know a way I could possibly reset all the settings in the bios to a fail-safe or a default without having anything displayed on my monitor. Maybe a switch I do not know of?

Edited by SuperSam, 11 March 2006 - 08:04 AM.

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You should be able to restore the bios to factory defaults. This is usually done by a jumper on the motherboard or by removing the cmos battery. Refer to your motherboard manual. If you don't have a manual for this, go to the manufacturer's web page and look for one http://www.msicomput...TechSupport.asp
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I've lost the manual, and cant seem to download one either :\.
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To reset the computer's BIOS, please do the following:
  • Turn off your computer
  • Remove the power cord from the back of your computer
  • Open the side panel
  • Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel) and remove it
  • Wait at LEAST five minutes
  • Put the CMOS battery back in
  • Re-attach the side panel
  • Re-attach the power cord to the back of the computer
  • Power on your computer
You will probably get a CMOS checksum error first time booting after doing this. Don't worry this is NORMAL. It only means that you need to set the date & time on your computer again. It should say to press one of the Function keys or the DEL key to enter SETUP. Do so and reset the correct date & time. Make sure you SAVE CHANGES before you exit setup.

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No luck Fenor.

Anything else I could do?
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Thanks guys, I ended up sorting it by using the "clear cmos" jumper. I found the manual.

Thanks again, all sorted. Let you guys know (if you want to know) if I get this media center set up.
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