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Problems with boot (CPU CMOS)

By DjKraid
Sep 5, 2008
  1. Hi!

    I just put an old computer together and it woant boot. First it didn't send any signals to the display so i thought it was something wit the BIOS so i removed the battery from the motherboard to reset the BIOS...after thet i got it to start...almost...it say something about bad CMOS settings for the CPU or something...
    Now every time I start the computer i have to reset the BIOS and then when the computer has been on tor about 10-15 sec it just jams :/

    any ideas?
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    I think you should replace the CMOS battery. I think it's dead.
     
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    hmm...nope...didn't work....
    how would the computer be if the motherboard wouldn's support the cpu?
     
  4. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    the computer says

    Warning! CPU has been changed.
    Pleace re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before quit.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    It's not clear to me. Did you install a different CPU into the motherboard than it originally had? If so, it seems you put one in that's not supported.
     
  6. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    yep it's not the original...but i can't find any pages about the motherboard, it's some crappy ACER motherboard

    :/
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,978   +362

    Do you know the model number of the original Acer PC?
     
  8. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    no i don't....and that sucks :/
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    It would help if you could locate the mobo info. It should be printed somewhere on the board.
     
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