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Boot Up Problem

By ladowscar
Mar 19, 2009
  1. I have a Asus P5KC mobo with a Intel Q9300 processor. From the first time I put my machine together it would sometimes not boot up until I reset the cmos. Recently I upgraded from 2 gigs of ram to 4 and now it wont boot up at all until I reset the cmos. Was wondering what could cause this? Do I just have a bad mobo? Any help would be appreciated thanks.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The CMOS battery may need to be replaced or the RTC chip on the motherboard is defective
     
  3. ladowscar

    ladowscar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I replaced the battery and no change so I guess I gotta get a new motherboard. Thanks for the help.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. ladowscar

    ladowscar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I flashed the bios on the motherboard and it seems to have fixed it. Thanks again for the help.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
    It was a faulty Bios, reset may have fixed it too
     
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