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Bios Resets on Rampage Formula Motherboard

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October 18, 2009 2:40:22 PM

I recently changed video cards from 2 x 4850s to one 4870 and since then I have been having some problems. When I go and turn on the computer in the morning I have to input all my bios settings because everything gets cleared including the time. The thing is that the computer is fine during the day even with restarts but the bios only gets reset during initial boot. Do I need to change something in the settings because of the new card?

* Main

- Legacy Diskette A [Disabled]

* Extreme Tweaker

- AI Overclock Tuner [Manual]

- CPU Ratio Setting [09.0]

- FSB Strap to NB [400Mhz]

- FSB Frequency [400]

- Dram Frequency [DDR2-800MHz]

- Dram Command Rate [2N]

- Dram Timing Control [Manual]

Cas # Latency [4]

Ras # to Cas # Delay [4]

Ras # Pre Time [4]

Ras # Act Time [12]

Dram Static Read Control [Disabled]

- Cpu Voltage [1.275][1.25 Idle]

- Cpu PLL Voltage [1.50V][1.58V Real]

- NB Voltage [1.33][1.34 Real]

- Dram Voltage [1.86][1.90 Real]

- FSB Termination [1.20V][1.14 Real]

- SB Voltage [1.050][1.07 Real]

- SB 1.5V Voltage [1.50V][1.55V Real]

- CPU Spread Spectrum [Disabled]

- PCIE Spread Spectrum [Disabled]

* Advanced

Ø CPU Configuration

CPU Ratio Setting [09.0]

CIE Support [Disabled]

CPU TM Function [Enabled]

Vanderpool Technology [Disabled]

Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]

Max CPU ID Value Limit [Disabled]

Ø Onboard Device Configuration

High Definition Audio [Disabled]

J-Micron Pata/Sata Controller [Disabled]

LCD Poster Backlight (OS) [Turn On]

* Boot

Ø Boot Device Priority

1st Boot Device [HDD: PM-WCC WD1500A]

2nd Boot Device [CDROM: PS-TSST CORP]

3rd Boot Device [Disabled]


I also noticed that I cant synchronize the time with windows server in windows. By the way I am using bios 0902.
October 18, 2009 6:55:51 PM

Hello?
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October 18, 2009 6:58:43 PM

The only thing I know of that would cause that would be, a motherboard battery dying.. but that has nothing to do with video cards.

seems unlikely as they usually last 5+ years.
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2009 7:03:24 PM

Perhaps the PSU has something to do with it. Why don' you try unplugging the PSU when you shut the system down for the night. See if that solves the initial bootup BIOS reset.
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October 18, 2009 7:41:18 PM

Thanks badge I will try that. But first I am going to try what Asus tech support suggested. They said to check the cmos battery with a multimeter when I turn off the computer tonight and then check it again before I boot it up to see if the battery is being drained.
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2009 7:44:19 PM

I had an ASUS board doing a similiar thing as you are experiencing. It was the PSU causing it. Not sure if the PSU was defective or shorting out the system. I replaced the PSU and this type of symptom ceased to be.
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a b V Motherboard
October 18, 2009 7:48:17 PM

My ASUS board would power on randomly, like overnight. The prompt that the BIOS settings had changed press F1 to enter BIOS and make adjustments would show up on boot up. The BIOS would be defaulted and the clock had to be reset each time. Replaced PSU and that fixed it. Still running fine today with new PSU.
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October 18, 2009 8:50:35 PM

badge said:
My ASUS board would power on randomly, like overnight. The prompt that the BIOS settings had changed press F1 to enter BIOS and make adjustments would show up on boot up. The BIOS would be defaulted and the clock had to be reset each time. Replaced PSU and that fixed it. Still running fine today with new PSU.


Your symptoms you were experiencing sound a lot like mine except for the board powering on randomly.
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October 25, 2009 12:13:44 AM

Just to let everyone know. I haven't had an issue since I was able to synchronize time with windows. I just disabled my firewall and updated internet time manually and it worked. Since then I haven't had a problem.
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