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Please help me , Ive really messed up

By Nymphetamine
Mar 20, 2005
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  1. I was told that making a change in the bios would cure a particular error i kept getting

    Anyway i went into my bios and changed the Ram CAS Latency to 2 (i think it was set to 3 origionally)

    then i saved and exited , but now my system wont work at all , it just beeps constantly


    Can anyone tell me what i need to do to get back intomy bios and change it back (i wish id neve gone into the bios in the first place now :()

    please help me as im feeling rather sick about this , ive only had it 2 days


    anywayhere is my specs..........

    Pentium4 3.0ghz prescott
    512 mb ddr400 (pc3200)
    geforce 4 6600gt
    120 gig hd
    windows xp pro

    this is my motherboard...........
    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/reviews/motherboards/Foxconn_865PE_1.html
  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 Newcomer, in training Posts: 495

    Remove your BIOS battery for about 5 minutes or so than replace it ..But Turn off your computer first... Than repost the type of ram you are using and we will go from there...
  3. Nymphetamine

    Nymphetamine Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks very much for your reply

    Im not currently at home (as i needed to use my sisters computer to try and fine help)

    I will do as you say tomorrow


    right so i remove my motherboard battery for a while, will that reset it all to the way it was ?


    My ram is 512 MB of pc3200 ddr400 (i dont know the make as it was already in the computer)........... link below

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?BB-P430FCB
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 Newcomer, in training Posts: 495

    Yes this will set to your defult settings ... Dont go to 2.0 lantency if anything set it to 2.5 but to be truthful with you u basically have cheap ram i dont think you can set it to different lantency..
  5. Nymphetamine

    Nymphetamine Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok ill try that tomorrow

    sorry to be a pain , but where exactly is the battery to be found on the motherboard , (im pretty new at this) and is it easy to remove ?


    Thanks for your help again


    dont suppose u know anything about my error i keep getting (before screwing up my bios)

    basically i keep getting a BSOD with the error message DRIVER-IRQL-NOT-LESS-OR-EQUAL

    It usually pops up in the middle of certain games , especialy Colin mcrae rally 2005.................yeti can play other games for hours , like UT2004 eg

    any ide what could be causing this ?
  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I did the same thing on my mobo, I set the ram to cas 2 instead of 2.5 and then when I tried to boot nothing happened. My mobo has a bios reset jumper, so I "jumped" it and then it cleared the bios.
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