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Windows 7: BIOS in new build

25 Mar 2014   #1
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
BIOS in new build

I have a new build PC with a BIOS Version/Date

American Megatrends Inc. 0603, 10/29/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.5

Upon boot up the monitor displays
Overclocking failed!

I do not use OC, therefore I have tweaked the wrong item.

Can you please advise me as to what and where in the BIOS I can undo the error and advise me as to the proper values to set so to eliminate the boot up failure.

Thank you.


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25 Mar 2014   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I had an ASUS board that would do that every once in a while. I went into the BIOS, reset it to optimized defaults (there was an option for that), saved the settings and rebooted. Then, I went back into the BIOS and reset my OC settings.

Everything would be OK for a few weeks and then, one day, I'd get the error message and have to go through this again.
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25 Mar 2014   #3
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No joy, Mark. There is a Default Setup option in the Exit section, but it doesn't clear the Overclocking failure.
To boot up, I need to enter the BIOS and exit without saving. In this fashion, I can access Windows.
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25 Mar 2014   #4
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I did the manual CMOS battery removal. This is supposed to reset the BIOS to the default values.
However, I am still getting the Overclocking failure. Should I try to upgrade the BIOS?
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25 Mar 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
I did the manual CMOS battery removal. This is supposed to reset the BIOS to the default values.
However, I am still getting the Overclocking failure. Should I try to upgrade the BIOS?
I would not upgrade the BIOS unless I was very, very sure what I was doing. It is tricky and doing the wrong thing can cause problems.
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25 Mar 2014   #6
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I would not upgrade the BIOS unless I was very, very sure what I was doing. It is tricky and doing the wrong thing can cause problems.
I would agree, but I was running out of ideas. They say never upgrade your BIOS unless you have a problem. Well, I had repeat HAD a problem, so I took the plunge. After a few trial and errors, because I had never done this before, I installed the new (2012) BIOS and joy.
BIOS Version/Date
American Megatrends Inc. 1402, 8/9/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.5

No more Overclocking failure.

I rebooted a few times to be sure and it's still good.

Thanks for the support, guys.
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25 Mar 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Great, I am glad you got it straight.
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