CPU installation issues.

By fenderzone1200
Dec 25, 2006
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  1. I am reinstalling a cpu motherboard combo that I have ran before. This time when I power it up I get an audio message that reads: system failure due to cpu overclocking. This CPU has never been overclocked. I do not know what to do from here. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. thanks...
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,760

    Clear the CMOS
  3. fenderzone1200

    fenderzone1200 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thanks

    I found the problem. this motherboard was previously running 4 512 sticks of ram. the memory settings in CMOS were auto configured to look for 4 sticks. I had to clear CMOS then install 1 stick into the b3 slot. once the computer booted I reset CMOS to factory defualt settings. Now it is working properly and recognizing the full amount of RAM. Thanks for the advice.
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