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HELPP PLZ! Bios settings go to default after reboot

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March 29, 2008 2:59:07 PM

i have a xfx 680i lt motherboard rev 2
2*2gb oqz vista ready ram
running windows xp
q6600
bios: po7

i go to bios to change my fsb so i set it to linked and the ratio 1:1 and i want to overclok to 3ghz so i set the front side bus to 1333 and multiplyer to 9x but when i clik save and exit and bios is loading it shows the default fsb and then if i go to the bios settings again and the current settings are default but the settings i put show to the left of the current settings

anyhelp would be great THANKSS!!
March 29, 2008 6:34:50 PM

It's one of two things: Either your settings are unstable, thus the system refuses to boot with it, or your CMOS battery is dead, which probably isn't the case.
March 29, 2008 7:17:11 PM

so i should just try a diferent setting ? and see what will boot? cuz usualy when rebooting i hear two beeps then it doesn't turn on then another two beeps and it turns on
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March 29, 2008 7:21:44 PM

Oh yeah, that means your settings are unstable enough so your system can't boot. Usually ram, so tweak that around.
March 29, 2008 7:23:03 PM

okk thanksss alot i'll try some stuff=D and see if i can get it
March 29, 2008 7:23:54 PM

No problem and good luck. ;) 
March 29, 2008 7:39:57 PM

THANKK YOUU i finaly got it to work i got my procesor up to 3.2 ghz
400 mhz* 8(mulitplyer)
my fsb is 1600
and it says my dram frequency is 400 mhz ( not to sure if that's good or not)
do you think my overclok is good?
March 29, 2008 7:53:44 PM

No problem and congrats. :) 

It would be swell if you posted a CPUz SS or listed the settings so I can have a better look.
March 29, 2008 8:04:31 PM

what setting do you mean?
March 29, 2008 8:10:00 PM

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Codename Kentsfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
CPUID 6.F.B
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 3200.8 MHz (8.0 x 400.1 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 1600.4 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
max VID 1.313 V
Features XD, VT


Northbridge NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP rev. A2
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP rev. A2
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 4096 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 400.1 MHz (1:1)
CAS# 5.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
Cycle Time (tRAS) 18
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 24
Command Rate 2T
DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number OCZ2VU8002G

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 200 266 333
CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 3 4 5
RAS# Precharge 3 4 5
TRAS 9 12 15
TRC 12 16 20

DIMM #2

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number OCZ2VU8002G

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

this is it the temp is around 40-45 celcuis idle and 55-60 hasn't seen it gone above 60 under stress test
March 29, 2008 11:16:22 PM

Ah, that's overkill on the settings. When we say OC settings, all you need to show are the FSB, CPU speed and voltage, RAM settings, and perhaps the components.

Anyways, you could probably lower the timings on the ram a bit, perhaps 4-4-4-12. You may need to tweak the voltages though. Temps are fine, general safe limit is 65C. A G0 Q6600 can handle up to 70C safely, but I wouldn't push it since higher temps will heat other components up.
March 29, 2008 11:39:35 PM

okk thanks umm what do you mean by overkill? and what voltages should i tweak just the ram? and it's in sync mode by the way
March 30, 2008 1:20:17 AM

i got the ram to 5-4-4-12. on 1.8 volt is that any better?
March 30, 2008 1:48:15 AM

i'm not sure if that's any better thank alot for the help=D
March 30, 2008 1:48:53 AM

noobyfornow11 said:
okk thanks umm what do you mean by overkill? and what voltages should i tweak just the ram? and it's in sync mode by the way

You listed like every single thing, important or not, on that post. That's overkill lol. Just list the more important ones next time.

As for your ram, if that suits you, then it's great. The lower the timings, the faster, so if that's fast enough for you, then that's cool.
March 30, 2008 1:51:15 AM

i read that if something with the graphics card is on auto you can ruin e graphics card by overclokin is that true?
March 30, 2008 1:57:47 AM

noobyfornow11 said:
i read that if something with the graphics card is on auto you can ruin e graphics card by overclokin is that true?

The PCI-e frequency? Sure, there has been reports on people killing it because it wasn't set on 100MHz. When you increase the FSB, the PCI-e frequency goes up as well, but not by much. These days though, it's fine to have the PCI-e frequency up to 120MHz, depending on what vidcard, and there has been reports that OCing the vidcard improves a bit.
March 30, 2008 1:59:15 AM

i have an 8600 gt triple x edition the pcie slots are both at 100 mhz but like does anything else change dealing with the video card that can burn it
March 30, 2008 2:01:22 AM

The PCI-e voltage. Raise it and you'll kill the vidcard, quickly or slowly. I'm not sure it's an option in the newer mobos, but I do remember it was for AGP.
March 30, 2008 2:03:03 AM

okkk thanks i don't plan on doing anything to my video card anyway
but someone had said to change something off auto dealing with the pci slots and put it to 33,000 mhz
March 30, 2008 2:04:21 AM

Keep the PCI slot frequency to 33.33MHz, not 33,000MHz...
March 30, 2008 2:12:23 AM

okk thank you for everything today=D
March 30, 2008 2:17:13 AM

Heh, no problem. You asked quite a few questions. ;) 
March 30, 2008 2:21:17 AM

yea sorry about the questions i'm new to overclocking i did some reading find out what some parts did and you helped out out alot thank you but i'm really sorry just one more thing about that pcie 33.33 mhz thing i just went to bios i can't find anything that is 33.33 mhz or that i can change that too that has to do with the pcie
the pcie spectrumm spp thingy is on auto and i can only diasble it not do anything else do you know what i have to change to 33.33
March 30, 2008 3:16:00 AM

If it isn't there, don't worry about. Apparently, more and more modern mobos leave that setting out.
March 30, 2008 3:22:25 AM

oh okk thank you no more questions finaly=DD thankssss for everything your awesomee thankss
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