April 6th, 2007, 07:04 PM
mobo / cpu problem
I seem to be having a very big problem with my mobo/cpu. I was in windows with a utility i got with my mobo that overclocks the cpu, so I figured id try it, setting it to the lowest overclock setting (it was like 103%) to see how it works (its called 'NOS', it temporarily overclocks the cpu or something when theres lots goin on thats cpu intensive). It told me it had to restart the system to save the settings, and when it rebooted, it wouldn't boot passed this part that said USB 00 devices found. Is it possible my cpu is fried? I went into the BIOS and did default settings to try and turn this off, but it still didn't boot. help would be greatly appreciated.
April 6th, 2007, 07:41 PM
If you fry your processor your system would probably not even boot
103% doesn't seem like "to much" to me, if the temperatures are still within ranges, i think you're ok.
You might want to reset the bios to it's defaults. Disconnect any hardware not needed for booting and to see what's going on. Can you still boot to safe mode?
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
April 6th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I tried resetting BIOS settings. and what do you mean by 'boot'? It will go into the BIOS and thats it (or is that still considered booting?), but the BIOS does recognize the processor, so im hoping its ok. It doesn't get to the point where I could boot into safe mode.
April 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
It sounds like you have messed up your BIOS.
Go into "startup" and see what options it gives you.............. there may be one to chose a "reliable" boot rather than "fast" or "performance"
Otherwise you will need to reflash the BIOS.
April 6th, 2007, 09:05 PM
what do you mean by 'startup'? You mean the BIOS setup menu? Ill have to check that out.
April 6th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Sorry, yes, it is the BIOS setup I was referring to
April 6th, 2007, 09:24 PM
the only thing that i saw close to what you said was 'quick boot'. I turned that off, and all the computer info came up, then it said hit Esc to boot; i did but nothing happened. The asus update site says i need to install the BIOS from a floppy in DOS mode, but how can i fix it if I can't even get there?
Am I going to have to use those jumper cables and install it from another computer? Thats always possible, right?
Last edited by metguru; April 6th, 2007 at 09:37 PM.
April 6th, 2007, 10:46 PM
Please look at the bottom of the setup screen for options, or try exit and see what options you are offered.
Also disconnect any USB devices if you have them.............you haven't said anything about your system........... do you have a serial port and PS2 ports for a mouse and keyboard?
April 7th, 2007, 04:05 AM
yes, i have serial ports and PS2 ports, the mobo is an asus P5LD2.
April 7th, 2007, 05:34 AM
Try booting off of a live CD, one of the linux flavors,
and see what you get.
Ultimate Boot Disk, Insert, Knoppix, Slax: any of those
would do. Live CD's are great for sorting out hardware
issues. Some of those OS's can be installed on USB
sticks, too. You'll have to download the appropriate
ISO on a good PC and burn it.
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