Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Bios Problem?

Hey guys, Im new here, but I really need some info or advice or something cuz this is confusing me.

I just built a new system yesterday. Installed windows fine and everything, got things running. However, sometimes when I restart, or turn on the system, the computer loads up the screen with the motherboard picture, and says press delete to enter setup, and sometimes freezes on this screen. Sometimes when it gets to this screen it reboots itself, and then trys again and successfully loads windows.. and other times, it gets caught in a continuous boot. Im really confused as to why. If it freezes, or gets stuck in a continuous boot, if i power down the system once or twice, and turn it back on, it will usually work and load windows. Any ideas to whats causing this? im going insane! thank you.
__________________

powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Check all your connections are secure.
__________________

Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raffaz View Post
Check all your connections are secure.
They all feel secure to me.. what else could it be?
powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: Bios Problem?

nobody?
powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 06:27 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: Bios Problem?

It could be anything if you have just built it, you could check you memory settings to see if your fsb is set right, i just tried overclocking my cpu by upping the fsb by 10 it ran fine for a day or two then it started rebooting and crashing, which is very simular to you, so you could try that.
__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackjack View Post
It could be anything if you have just built it, you could check you memory settings to see if your fsb is set right, i just tried overclocking my cpu by upping the fsb by 10 it ran fine for a day or two then it started rebooting and crashing, which is very simular to you, so you could try that.
Sorry, im gunna sound like a total rookie for saying this.. which im really not.. but anyways.. what does fsb stand for? If that has to do with overclocking, I dont know how to overclock, and have never tried, so i havent changed anything in the bios in that aspect.
powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by powerslave View Post
Sorry, im gunna sound like a total rookie for saying this.. which im really not.. but anyways.. what does fsb stand for?
I think it stands for front side bus, if you go into your bios, then in miscellaneous you should see you ram timing speed ,check its set to the right spec of you motherboard and ram it will be something like 133 or 266 or 400, mines 133 but my motherboard is ancient. when you've found it write it down then check you ram to see if its the right speed. i think it will be because windows usually configures it itself when you first put it in and start up.
__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #8
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackjack View Post
I think it stands for front side bus, if you go into your bios, then in miscellaneous you should see you ram timing speed ,check its set to the right spec of you motherboard and ram it will be something like 133 or 266 or 400, mines 133 but my motherboard is ancient. when you've found it write it down then check you ram to see if its the right speed. i think it will be because windows usually configures it itself when you first put it in and start up.
Thanks, I'll check it out
powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 06:53 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
blackjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: Bios Problem?

how your system temparature, if its rebooting and freezing alot it could be over heating, you may need some more fans.
Im limited to how i can help you here so im giving you the very basics, if it is running hot check your cpu fan is working.
__________________
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
SPURS TILL I DIE (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER SO ARE SPURS)
TO DARE IS TO DO
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 07:10 PM   #10
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Re: Bios Problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackjack View Post
how your system temparature, if its rebooting and freezing alot it could be over heating, you may need some more fans.
Im limited to how i can help you here so im giving you the very basics, if it is running hot check your cpu fan is working.
Temp after running for about an hour on the cpu is 43 degrees celcius. Mobo temp is only 35. i think its ok What should AMD cpu's be at?
__________________

powerslave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0