reseated processor & fan getting message (WARNING CPU has been changed)

By JerseyDevil13
Nov 11, 2005
  1. PC is powering off after 10 - 15 sec! Please help!

    Hi my pc is powering off after being on for 15 sec does'nt get to windows before this started hapening I was getting the message during boot up WARNING cpu has been changed check CMOS settings in bios, what could cause this, I am about to take everything apart and put back together again from scratch is this a good idea, is it powering off for safty reasons? Everything is new and I individually switched parts for ram, video cards, motherboard, hard drive. My buddy works at compusa and I have access to new parts to try or replace but my main concern is why was I getting this WARNING message and why does it power off after 15 sec. Please help!
    Thank You Kindly!

    My Setup:

    Fatal1ty a8n-sli
    amd 64 4000+
    2 gb ram Corsair 2-2-2-5 (4-512mb)
    600 w power supply
    2 bfg geforce 7800 gt oc
    wd 120 gb sata 8 mb cache
    xp pro sp2
  2. JerseyDevil13

    JerseyDevil13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    think it is ok now!

    I just reinstalled everything and it seems ok now I am going to reformat hard drive and I hope this issue is resolved but if someone could let me know what this WARNING is all about I would appreciate it!
    Thank You Kindly!
  3. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    i thinks the cmos is is a ram that keeps important such as sistem i think that had to be reseted
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