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Motherboard problems :(

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July 27, 2011 6:10:13 PM

Hey guys, my computer is slightly screwed. It keeps crashing after about 10 - 20 seconds of booting, and when i try to reboot it, it gives me an error in BIOS beeps. It's 4 beeps - I've looked it up and this is what it says about 4 beeps...

"You are getting 4 beeps indicating a timer not operational:

* Check for foreign objects such as screws that may ground the motherboard and make sure that screws that hold the motherboard are not too tight.
* Swap the motherboard.

I've taken apart my computer so there is no problem with loose screws, or screws that are too tight...

Also, now i get an error saying the cmos battery is low... Do you think the 2 are related?

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance everyone :D 

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July 28, 2011 10:44:12 AM

bump... guys please... some help? :(  i dont know where else to look.
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July 28, 2011 12:35:22 PM

have you tried changing the BIOS battery? That would be the cheapest thing to test. I assume you have removed the motherboard from the case laid it on a table and powered it up with minimum components. I also assume you are not overclocking and that the CPU is not overheating.
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July 28, 2011 12:40:07 PM

You can try replacing the CMOS battery, but most boards will boot without a CMOS battery, It just won't remember any changes you have made in the BIOS(like date, time, etc). I'm thinking you have a bad motherboard, if a timer is not operational.