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BIOS RAM frequency setup

Q: BIOS RAM frequency setup

My PC has been crashing for some time now and I have been chalking it up to Vista, until today it beeped at me and gave me a black screen saying I had to reset my memory frequency in bios. I compared it to what my RAM says, and the volts are correct, but my RAM says 7 - 7 - 7 @ 1.9v, when I checked the frequency, my bios is set at 8 - 8 - 8 - 28. I could change the 8s to 7s but I have no idea what to change the tRAS to(currently set at 28). Also, should command per clock still be set to 2T? I am using 2 sticks of 2 gig RAM if that makes a difference.

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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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hi can u help i'm got a warning !! now system is in safe mode please re-setting cpu frequecy in cmos setup i got to press f1 when strt up pc

A:Re-setting cpu frequency in cmos setup

there should be no reason to set CPU frequency (also known as FSB and multiplier) in your BIOS unless you are an experienced overclocker. (also not recommended.)
You will have to be more descriptive with your problem.

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I've had this 19" Sony Trinitron monitor (model 1962B) for awile now sitting in storage from not being able to figure out how to get it working on any of my machines. It's time to try again since my other 19" multisync died last weekend.
My first difficulty lies in the 13W3 cable that connects from the back of the monitor (female) to the videocard on the machine (female). On the end of the cable that plugs into the monitor are 3 switches labeled 1, 2, & 3. And there is a position labeled 'On' for them. I cannot find any documentation on this cable and what these On switches mean and in what position they should be in for the monitor to work.
It's possible that it is just the position of these switches that is keeping my monitor from working, but if not then my other problem lies in the actual setup of the card. Here are the specs of what I have:
Win98, PIII 988MHz machine
Mirage Illusionist 3D/Pro AGP graphics card

I'm very computer literate, so don't know why I've been having so much difficulty with this. But every time I've tried to start up the machine with the monitor plugged in, I get the screen doing a nasty rapid vertical scrolling effect.

I guess I'll end it here and if anyone needs more info to be able to help out (or has info on the 13W3 cable) just post a reply to my plea for help.

A:Fixed Frequency Monitor setup troubles

Found this, you can give it a read, sounds like a lot of work

or this adapter
13W3 adapters
Before you buy a 13W3 adapter, you should check to make sure you have a "multisync" monitor!
You can check you monitor type at several places online:
Griffin Technology
Monitor World
If it's not a multisync monitor you may need a "sync-on-green" adapter or a "Fixed-Frequency" video card.
Settings for 13W3 Adapters and cables with Dip switches:
0=on, 1=off
001- for 1600x1200 monitor, 76Hz
010- for 1280x1024 monitor, 76Hz
011- for 1152x900 monitor, 66Hz
100- for 1152x900 monitor, 76Hz
101- for 1024x768 monitor, 76Hz
110- for 1152x900 monitor, 76Hz,
special setting for small monitors

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Athlon 64 processor 3000+
When I boot the 'plutor it runs through the black screen then stops -
I then have to press F1 to continue the boot. Get message " please be resetting CPU frequency in CMOS set up. press F1 to continue. System now in safe mode". or similar!

I was told that this could be the CMOS battery simply needs changing but I am not so sure. Before I start pulling things apart is there any advice - ?
Machine runs fine it is just a pain sometimes as when I power it up I have to stay with it and wait for the prompt to press F1.

Any simple fix? If not I will put up with it.

Thank you

A:Solved: Reset CPU frequency in CMOS setup

Replace the battery. It will cost something like 1-2 quid, and is just a simple operation of pulling the battery out, going to some store, showing it and saying that you need a new one, then putting the new one in.
Round silver, medium coin size.

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My CPU was running hot so I removed my motherboard in order to remove and clean fan and heat sink. Put everything back together and when I start PC I get

please re-setting cpu or memory frequency in the cmos setup

Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter setup

Pressing F1 will work and take me to windows, but the program that monitors temps and fan speeds crashes (computer continues to work)

Pressing DEL only takes me to a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner.

I've been thinking about resetting the CMOS by removing the battery. But I'm concerned that if I can't get into my BIOS my computer will be completely unusable. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Error: please re-setting CPU or memory frequency in the CMOS setup

What is the make and model of your motherboard?
We may be able to find directions to reset your cmos to factory default.
(Or... you could google for a manual for your mb.)
On some mb's removing the battery is the best way.
On others, there are a couple of pins on which you can place a jumper.
Curious that you are able to boot to windows, but not get to Bios Setup.

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I have a a GeFORCE6100SM-M HT2000 motherboard, an AMD Sempron 3400+ processor, and two sticks of 1 GB DDR2 800 MHz ram. When I go into BIOS, it says that my "CPU Frequency" is 200 MHz. I was wondering if this is the same thing as my processor's clock speed. It allows me to increase this number, but only in very small increments between 200 and 300 MHz. Obviously, these numbers are far too low for my processor, so I was wondering if there is something that I need to do on my motherboard like putting those little plastic caps on the pins or perhaps changing a different option in BIOS. I did not see anything in my manual about the little plastic caps though. Thanks.

A:CPU Frequency in BIOS

That should be your BUS speed, not your clock speed.

Download CPU-Z and check your Bus Speed and your multiplier.

200MHz should be nowhere near your clock speed, and the only reason you should even change that number in BIOS would be in an attempt of overclock your CPU. I'm sure you do need jumpers etc. for doing that.

You can also check your clock speed by right clicking "My Computer" then clicking "Properties".

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hi, i am having trouble wth my computer. i don't know much about computer. actually if i want to restart it, it keep showing me "Warning! Now system is in safe mode. Please re-setting CPU frequency in CMOS setup." but if i plug off the power supply cable, and put it back, the warning was gone. but, then if i wanna restart it again, that warning will appear again..
so could anyone help me what should i do with this problem ?

thank you...

A:Warning! Now system is in safe mode. Please re-setting CPU frequency in CMOS setup.

The battery on the motherboard is probably dead. It's a coin-shaped and -sized silver metal lump on your computer's motherboard. Pry it out (make sure the computer is off and make sure you don't break anything) and take it to your local electronics/computer/watch store. They should be able to give you a replacement.

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i have recently upgrade my processor from a intel pentium d 950 to a intel core 2 duo e8400.

i have a ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard which the E8400 is compatible with and seems to restrict the frequency of the processor from 3.0ghz which it should be running to 2.0ghz, has anyone got any advice on this matter?

A:Bios restricting cpu frequency

You might need a BIOS update. Have you checked with Asus?

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Well, the title sums it up really...

I OC'ed my AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE to it's 16x multiplier, at a comfy 3.2 GHz, just to test things and familiarize myself with it's voltages. After I set the thing to 16x and rebooted, I checked windows to see if it actually showed 3200 MHz, but it didn't. I then ran CPU-Z and Core Temp, both of which showed exactly 3200 MHz and a 16x multiplier.

My question: Is this just a bug in windows and is my CPU actually 3,2 GHz, or is there something else going on?

The fact that CPU-Z shows higher, changing, voltages (BIOS Core Voltage is set to 'Auto') means to me that windows is doing it wrong. But I might be completely mistaking.

Also, on a sidenote, I wondered if the popular 'Can You Run It' webservice shows realtime CPU clock speed, or just the stock value. Because it's showing the stock value for me, but I thought it might just be getting that from where windows is getting it (the wrong location I hope that is).

Any assistance on the matter would be greatly appreciated.


A:Windows shows different CPU frequency than CPU-Z/BIOS

CPU-Z is more accurate then windows with these things, i would say if both it and the bios says you have then windows isn't reading it properly

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I need to change the multiplier in the voltage/frequency option in bios. But I can only change FSB, I dont know how to change multiplier. My board is MSI PT8 Neo LSR (Intel)Socket 478, (I really dont think it is necessary to mention all this). Reason I need to do this is that my Pc is heating up, I have to lower it.

A:Changing the multiplier in voltage/frequency option in Bios?

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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I am trying to get into BIOS Setup or Program Setup with the keys " DEL or " F12 " on my Acer Aspire M3450 - UR20P for the last few days. I am not sure why it won't happen after restarting the desktop then hit the key for BIOS or Display Boot Setup. After the desktop restarted and went right into login at Windows. I am wondering if I can get into command prompt to type the commands for those two setups or not possible.

If yes, is there a tutorial for this.


A:Can;'t get into BIOS Setup or Program Boot Setup with DEL and F12

Did it work earlier? If not try F2(mine works with that), also if u have uefi try these methods Four Methods to Access UEFI BIOS Setup in Windows 8/10 PC/Laptop/Tablet

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When I turn on my computer yestereday it loaded the post screen briefly than went directly into BIOS setup. When I exit the bios setup the screen goes black flickers than goes back into BIOS setup. BIOS recognized hard drives and cd roms, and boot sequence was correct. I decided to deal with it tomorrow or today.. When i turned it on today it booted to my 2nd harddrive (which also has an OS installed) went into bios booted from my main harddrive and the computer worked fine for about 20 min. I was browsing the web and microsoft outlook kept trying to open eventually everytime i closed it pop right back up couldnt access taskmanager keyboard couldnt type however i could manuever with the arrow keys. Powered down and when i rebooted had the same problem as before.. wont get past bios setup. I have tried reseting the CMOS jumpers but that didnt have any affect. tried booting with soley; each hard drive (separately), cd rom, and with each stick of memory. All running into the same issue. Any ideas?

Home built...
Windows XP Pro SP3
ASRock K10N78M Micro ATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600X2
WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB
1TB Samsung HD
500GB Western Digital HD
Liteon DVDRW
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt

A:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

Have you tried another keyboard?

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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I'm cleaning up my kids computer. Its an emachine athlon xp. Nothing added. In the setup I noticed a place for video setup. Two choices, pci or agp/onboard. The pci was checked, I switched it to agp/onboard. Let me say I have not had any problems ,I'm doing a small upgrade psu, cleaning. Does it matter that I switched it to agp/onboard? Also this comp. has a cpu fan and a fan in back.Does it matter if I add another fan, remember it is a emachine and I'm trying to extend its life. Thanks

A:Bios setup??

Are you using the onboard gfx or a card????

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I've just got my fingers burned playing with a linux 'Live' CD which wouldn't load. My computer hung and the CDROM wouldn't eject the disk. When I tried to reboot I couldn't get past the Dell splash screen.

Same with subsequent reboot attempts, and attempts to get into Setup came to a dead stop immediately after "Keyboard-Detected" and "Legacy USB-Enabled" came up. Eventually retrieved the CDROM from the drive by inserting an open paperclip in the 'emergency hole'. Further attempts to reboot had same results as before. The CDROM drive still won't open during the attempted reboots, but the burner will open and close.

My computer is a Dell Dimension Pentium 3 XPS600 with 740 Mb RAM, running Win XP Pro.

I really would be grateful for some advice what to try next - thanks!!

A:Help please!! Now I can't even get into BIOS setup now!

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My computer everytime will be unproperly shut down and when the windows start it may out a black screen call me press F1 for run bios setup, then i press Exit and discard all change only i can get in windows,sometimes totally cant get in windows it wrote Bios failure . system halted.

I think maybe is i delete combofix by just presssing del and empty recycle bin.

So anyone can teach me how to run windows recovery console?

A:BIOS setup

I am receiving a "Boot failure: System halted" message immediately upon start up. My understanding is this usually happens when no operating system can be found. However, I can go into the BIOS set-up, exit set-up without saving changes, and then Windows will boot.

I have done checkdisk. I have scanned for virus. I have reseated the ribbon cable at the disk and motherboard. Device manager tells me all the disks and CDs are working properly. Yet everytime I boot I have to go through set-up.

Sometimes the system goes to the BIOS screen rather than give me the boot failure message. Sometimes I have to go into set-up two or three times by press exit and discard all change before Windows boots.

, i copy my problem from a ppl also facing exactly 100% same like me.

I think i had abuse using combofix incorectly and cause this happen.I dunno what to do now , anyone can help me?

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In my bios ive got
first boot floppy
second c:
thurd cd/dvd
fourth bbs-0 (network) :intel undi pxe -2 .0 c build 082

ive no option to boot from my cdrw drive?

and do i need the fourth bbs-0 as a boot device active or disabled?

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Well I posted a question just yesterday about getting a hard drive formatted w/ out a 1.5 inch floppy. I am STILL getting windows protection errors booting up. I want to make sure that my Setup and BIOS are correct. Or even if somebody could point me out what needs to be set to what for a simple hard drive and two cd rom setup. Or maybe even a website that shows what settings need to be on or off and set to what. Here are some pictures of what mine looks like and the screens just so people know what I am talking about. Thank you very much for any help. The pictures are as big as they are to make sure you can see correctly, I did my best with the camera I have. Thanks again.


A:BIOS and Setup Ok?

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i want to find for my ami bios setup for making best options for my pc to be the best possible adjusted..... i have asus m2n (acpi)...athlon x2 64 am2......4 gb ram...thx!

A:bios setup

Why are you asking?

This is way too complex, I'd search for a BIOS guide, and go through each setting, there is no way to just roll out a BEST configuration here. (within reason)
Your motherboard manual is a good starting point, but I can't even understand a lot of it, with the typical lack of explanations.

Guide search wise, note which BIOS is used when the PC boots up; Phoenix, Award, AMI?

Found this: Maximum PC | Ultimate BIOS Guide: Every Setting Decrypted and Explained!


If nothing else will do:
There are 3rd parties that sell customized BIOS', I have never used one, but since that is not a new PC, you might run across those, and maybe that could be what you want, I think typically $30.

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I failed to change bios due to administrator password i don't know it, any one with the help please.

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Ok i have a Sony VAIO and i would like to change some settinsg in my BIOS but for some reason the normal opening commands are not working. I bought the machine 2 years ago and have since then tweaked it to my liking. It runs WindowsXP/Red Hat Linux 9, it still has factory motherboard and i cant figure out what it is, im guessing SiS because that was what the integrated video and sound card are. If anyone could help me figure out how to get into my BIOS setup it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cant Get Into BIOS Setup

Usually during the POST (Power On Self Test) , the part that shows installed memory etc before Windows is started , you can press a key to enter the BIOS settings.
Could be DEL , F1 , F10 depending of the board BIOS.

What sometimes works is forcing an error during POST like holding down a key , for example SPACE , while turning on the machine.
Usually a keyboard error is displayed & an option is given to enter the BIOS.

Good luck.

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I replaced the cmos battery in my computer and I lost the bios settings. What can i do to enter the correct settings.
Becos each time i boot the computer it says press tab to Post or delete for bios setup. Irrespective of what i press it shows boot failure. But if i use another harddisk it just keep counting ram by blinking continuously.
I loaded win.XP SP2. Msi board, 512kb/533mgh, 512 ram. P4.

A:Bios setup

Hi Bentee, I'm not the most skilled at Bioses and such but may I suggest you give something a try? Turn on your computer, enter your bios, Set everything back to the default settings, click save, and reboot. See if that helps. Let me know.


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I have two SATA hard drives. I was poking around in the BIOS yesterday and noticed that they were setup IDE instead of AHCI. I am not sure what either does and did not want to change anything without asking. When I first got my PC, it had XP installed, so I am thinking that is why IDE is set. Do I need to change it to AHCI? I am not having any problems. Would it be of any great advantage to change it? I understand that after the OS is installed, it is a problem to switch to AHCI. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks,

A:BIOS Setup

My experience with IDE vs AHCI with windows 7 is that the OS won't install to any drives under the IDE setting. I had to enable AHCI with sata drives for the OS to see the drives.

AHCI is more for developement then anything else. I see no I/0 increase/decreases with either option. Just installation problems.

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i am wondering how i get into the BIOS setup for my computer to enable one of my drives.
I have tried hitting all the 'F' keys but i still dont know how.
I am using a PC that is an antec SX630 make.
If anyone has any info please let us know


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i have hp pavilion series notebook 15 F6C49PA i'm not able tyo open up my bios settings it's asking for admin password and showing system disabled :71827456

A:regarding bios setup

@silentkiller12? Enter    64785498 Regards, DP-K

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I have a barebone system that is a pentium 4, 2Ghz processor on a "Matsonic" MS9107 motherboard. The system is working absolutely great, except when I went to the cmos setup, the front side bus speed was 100 Mhz instead of the 400 Mhz as would be for a pentium 4.
Is there anyway that I can set the frontside bus speed to 400Mhz. What are the steps necessary to achieve the 400Mhz frontside speed.
The bios is AWARD bios, I am running dual boot setup of windows Me and Windows xp pro.
The system consists of 1 ide 40 gig. hard drive running Windows Me, and 1 SCSI HDD 9 Gig. running the windows xp pro.
it also has a SCSI tape back-up, a 10/100 network card to connect to the internet via DSL modem.
Your earliest response is greatly appreciated as I am unable to contact "Memory Shippers" where I bought the system from.

A:Bios setup

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Do you see the area where you can set the multiplier?

Should be 20/1.


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I would like to change my BIOS boot order to:
1. CD
2. HHD
I'm using a SONY VAIO PC, Windows XP Media Center Edtion with SP2.
Please explain, so I, as a newbie can follow your instructions.
Thank you.

A:Bios Setup

I assume you mean your boot order, you have to hit your BIOS setup key before XP starts loading in order to change the options. Saying it's a Sony Vaio doesn't mean much since there are like twelve hundred of those and Sony has never been good on settling on a standard BIOS setup key. Try the function keys F1, F2, F10, F11, ESC, and DEL as the computer is first booting. It's trial and error until you hit the right one. Then find the booting options and change the order accordingly.

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My HP laptop will not let me get past the HP PC Hardware Diagnostic UEFI screen.  Pressing ESC, F9, or F10 has no effect.  The diagnostic screen always shows up.  I want to boot to a USB Windows-To-Go stick but I never get the opportunity.  The system seems to be stuck in this diagnostic mode.  I have removed the hard disk as that seemed to be the original source of the problem, but even without a hard disk in the system, it still defaults to the diagnostic screen.

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I need help regarding my problem to replace the Hdd in my computer. It is petium 4 2 Ghz. It said the Bios in this system is not fully acpi complaint. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Bios setup

Have you checked your computer manufacturers website for an updated BIOS?

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On the advice of a so-called expert I have interfered with the bios settings by resetting the main menu to load setup defaults.
I did this to correct a display fault I ultimately cured in safe mode.
This has caused a conflict to appear on start up that can be removed by pressing F1.
Windows 98 then loads but I can not connect to the internet.
The dialer appears but does not dial and then freezes.
I have been advised that the conflict can be cleared by disabling entry for the Onboard Serial Port 2 on the Integrated Periferals Screen.
This removes the conflict on start up but the dialer then says cant find port.
Has anyone any further advice.
Computor is a Tiny 166 runningg Windows 98 Bios is Award.

Thanks in advance

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I want to installed Windows 10 on my hp paviion 15 using a bootable pen drive.I have a BIOS password but i can't asscess my BIOS.Can u help me?

A:BIOS setup

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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On my Bios my LiteOn and my Sony510A the are setup DMA-2 and I got the option to Change it to DMA 3,4,5 but I donít know nothing about this, what should I do ,if I change it to 3.4.5 I will be better?


A:Bios Setup Help

when you enable dma it usually sets it at what dma they run at.
i have never struck a case where you could increase it,,the higher the dma setting the faster it runs.
i don't know that much about it but i would be wary of setting it to high

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is there a way i can open the bios setup for xp from the command prompt or is there aanother way

A:bios setup

No. You'll need to press a key (might be del, F1, or some other key depending on your system make and model).

BIOS settings can't be changed while the computer is booted to an operating system.

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I have a new hp laptop.  I need to access the bios setup.  After I press the power button and then the esc key the startup menu appears.  F1, F2, F9, and F10 bios setup is listed.  How do I access the F10 function.  There's no F keys listed on the keyboard.  The up and down arrows don't do anything. Pressing the fn key doesn't do anything either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Help, I am setting up new pc I built and the bios has options Ive never seen. Such as DQS in dram config.,DQS training,CKE base power down mode,Memory clock Tri-stating?,Memory Hole Remapping. Can anyone help with meaning or point in direction as to were to go for info ? Motherboard book is useless. MSI hasnt responded to e-mails.Think tech support is on vacation

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Hi there,
Should the 'Intel (R) SpeedStep (tm) tech' option be disabled or enabled in the bios settings? My CPU fan is very erratic and revs up very quickly when doing almost anything on my PC. This option mentioned is DISABLED on my bios, should I enable it, or is that risky? What does it actually do? I don't want to change it and find out I have damaged something.

A:CPU setup in bios

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Hello all,

Got a bit of a problem with a dell xps 400. The machine badly needs to be reloaded, so i have need to enter the setup utility to configure the raid controller so that XP setup will detect the HDD.

The problem is that the computer refuses to enter the Setup Utililty. I can select it from the boot menu, or I can press f2 at the dell POST screen, but in either case the computer will attempt to load BIOS setup, then act as if nothing happened and start to load windows. I have even tried removing all bootable media just in case, and when the standard "no system disk press F1 to retry or F2 to enter setup utility" message appears, i wil press F2 and the message will just repeat, over and over.

I have tried reflashing the BIOS to version A07 and the problem still exists. Without the ability to enter the BIOS setup utility and configure for windows setup the computer will eventually be useless.

HAS ANYONE ever experienced this before? I can only think its a hardware problem but other than refusing to enter the BIOS utility it works fine (windows only needs to be reinstalled because of the usual junk buildup but the pc is stable).

Any help is appreciated, this is driving me nuts.

A:XPS 400 will not enter bios setup

Try clearing the motherboard's CMOS by jumper or by removing the CMOS battery

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It's a hp pavilion elite m9652uk. Getting really frustrated. I'm installing from USB with Sata drivers on them but they don't help!

A:My new ssd not recognised in setup of w7 but IS seen in bioS

Hello mm2222, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you are loading the SATA drivers during setup.

SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

Hope this helps,

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I am building a new system srounf an Intel D955Xbk motherboard and Pentium D processor. I have 2 GB of RAM, an ATI x1900 video card and a Seagate 250 GB SATA hard drive.

For some reason, I cannot enter Setup by pressing F2 during startup. Pressing F2 has no effect. I need to change some settings, but am unable to. Is this a problem with the board?

A:Can't Enter BIOS Setup

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when i turn on my zoostorm computer it takes me to bios setup every time now but although the date and time is flashing i cannot access any of the settings ..i press enter but the settings option will not scroll down to let me change any settings like it has in the past i just have to click save settings and exit and get the same setup screen can anyone please help as my computer will not recognize my hard disk drive

A:cannot use the bios setup screen

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what hardware we are attempting to fix/diagnose. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact cpu, exact pw supply, etc, etc. This utility might help you with specs;

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My computer running with Windows 7 Pro. Because setting RAM Shared to VGA onboard large ( 850MB per 2GB RAM ); alway, i check my graphic memory used and never use over 100MB.
I find many tutorials How to downgrade RAM share to VGA- one way to config in BIOS. But with Menu setting of mainboard G41MD, I can't find it in Advanced setting ( and other setting in BIOS ).

Help me, I will down RAM share VGA to max 256MB.
My hardware info in report.rar attach file

A:Can't setup share RAM to VGA on BIOS !

Any body care?
I create file export.rar by Aida64, direct upload to forum !

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