[Strange] Computer Starts Straight to Bios

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Respital, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I have a strange problem with a friends computer. When i first started the computer it went stright to the bios and to the cpu spped or freqenc setting. I slected defalut to make sure i didn't change anything... it's currently 1250mhz. Now gets to the scary part, when i looked down the screen it said that the Vcore was set to 1.824V (shown as 1.808 in screen shot because it fluctuates) :eek: i tried to change it but that was the minimum... should i be worried? If it makes any difference this computer in operating in Poland where the voltage in 220V from the wall.

    Now i'm not too familiar to running diagnstic tests, so i was wondering if someone could tell me what i should do first. I'm going to create a thread in the security section to rule that out. Otherwise i'm not sure what too look for. Below is a screen shot of Cpu-Z. I aplosogise for my bad spelling/grammar as this computer can't spell check in english. :eek:

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  2. jdbennet

    jdbennet New Member

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    thats 1 (decimal point) 808 volts

    NOT

    1 thousand eight hundred and eight volts

    in the US and UK "." is a decimal point, and we use , to seperate thousands, which is the opposite of most other european countries

    for example, in shops in the US and UK we would have $1.99 or for a candybar and $30,000 for a car
     
  3. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    Ya sorry the keyboards here are messed up like for example if i press "y" i see a "z", and so on.

    Well anyways, i'm starting to suspect a problem with the power supply as the computer turned off after exactly 2 minutes 13 seconds and 05 milliseconds of use. And has done so twice so far. Any recomendations ?:confused:
     
  4. TrainTrackHack

    TrainTrackHack VIP Member

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    My guess would be a dying CMOS battery, this usually causes the computer to boot into BIOS setup and/or mess up the BIOS settings.
     
  5. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    That was my second guess. What will happend to the computer if the cmos battery completly dies?
     
  6. TrainTrackHack

    TrainTrackHack VIP Member

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    Probably nothing serious, all settings will simply go back to factory defaults and it'll probably boot up in BIOS every time you boot. More of an annoyance (since you probably have to set the time/date/other settings every time the computer boots up)
     
  7. Respital

    Respital Active Member

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    Thats definatly A big annoyance.
    Too bad when i told them this they told me not to get a new one because they need the computer to study for their drivers licenece, oh well they'll learn once they have to set everything and when the blow up the computer. Thanks. :)
     
  8. jdbennet

    jdbennet New Member

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    the cmos battery is the one on the motherboard. Silver and round, kinda like the ones in a watch.
     
  9. 2048Megabytes

    2048Megabytes Active Member

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    Is something connected to your clear CMOS jumper on your motherboard?
     

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