infinityvoid Posted October 15, 2004 Posted October 15, 2004 Greets all, I have been trying to figure out what is going on with my UT NF3 250GB Mobo I just bought for the last two days. Here is my situation. I am running the config in my sig. The only way I am able to make the board post is to clear the cmos. Once the system will post it gives me the : Cmos checksum error - Defaults loadedWarning! Now System is now in Safe Mode. Please re-setting CPU Frequency in the CMOS setup With the options of f1 to continue, or del to jump to the bios. Now, if I hit F1 the system will continue to start but is very slow and unstable (Traperror's, BSOD, Reboot, etc) but I was able to install XP over about 20 reboots. This is how I was able to move to the beta bios hoping it would fix my errors but it did not. Ok, so I can also hit DEL and move into the bios. Now no matter what I do in the bios the system will not restart after a save. It just stops working and my display drops into power save mode. I tried to turn off "CPU thermal-throttling" as well as "Fast Write" with no luck. I also tried the Optimized Defaults with no luck, and setting the CPU's speed by hand instead of using auto with no luck, and every combination of the three. I've also tried started the bios and just saving and exiting with the same problem. But if I don't save it will post but gives me the same errors and has the same problems listed above. All of these setting leave me with a board that will not post until I clear the bios. I have also tried using different ram, one chip, two chips, different ram ports, etc. I have tried removing the cdrom, as well as the HD, one at a time and all together with no luck. I've reseated to CPU as well as the Heat Sink a number of times with no luck. The only thing I can think of is to use a different Vid Card but I just have the on. Any and all help would be great. I'm really disappointed to be having this much trouble when EVERYONE says what a great board this is. Hope we can figure this out. Thank for you time. IV Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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