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replacing cpu ---- flush BIOS/CMOS


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kylnj

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hi,

i had a dell inspiron 1100 with celeron 2.3 b4 and i replace the cpu with a p4m 1.6. testing show it run at 1.2G and it work fine most of the time(crush IE from time to time but mozella seems ok). lately i try to install a external security key(usb-like). but it fail with suggestion 'trying on a more stable system). so i put the old celeron 2.3 cpu back but fail to boot with no display at all.

according to dell i have to make a bootable bios upgrade cd and boot with the cd and then flush the bios/cmos to get it to work with old cpu.

anyone has any idea?

thanks
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SOORENA

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Hi and welcome to G2G!!

The CMOS can be reset by taking the battery out and replacing it again which I don't recommend unless you know what your are doing. Also the problem with the USB has nothing to do with the CPU but maybe the Motherboard or you OS.

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