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December 13, 2011 11:37:37 PM

Hello,
I have been getting this error 2-3 times a week.
Also, sometimes the PC becomes so slow that the only option left is RESTART.
So are both of these related to eachother?
I have a Gigabyte 880GM USB3 motherboard and use AMD X4 955 BE with 8 gig RAM.
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 14, 2011 8:44:43 AM

Get a new CMOS battery for the Mobo.
Secondly, have you OC'ed the rig?
If you have, get it back to it's default values and run it at those values for about a month and see if you get the error.
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December 14, 2011 9:40:43 AM

I had activated the Core Boost thing.
So yes, i guess it was in OC'ed mode.
Thanks for reminding that ;) 
Will see if that works and let you know if i change the CMOS battery.
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December 15, 2011 4:23:09 PM

I have found that if you not a experienced OCer then you may creat an unstable system by OCing. As i have done. If you go to far it will not boot. I was usually limited by my ram. It wouldn't go faster so i had to set my mem setting to limit my mem speed at its tolerated level. if you raise your CPU speed and dont set the other settings and leave them on auto the system will auto clock those items many time taking them past their limits and applying stress. If you successfully OC and the voltage isn't enough and you PSu power spikes fluctuates it may cause errors. How do you get experience? learn as you go. Read posts on tom's hardware. Use google. Good luck.
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December 15, 2011 4:23:42 PM

^^ inexperienced OCer gaining XP!
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December 22, 2011 6:43:37 AM

well, i disabled the Core Boost and i faced the "pc gets too slow" thing twice only and that's something with chrome i guess..cause i closed chrome and PC was normal then..!!!

And now i still face the checksum error..and 1 more problem has started..the PC doesn't boot at once..i need to hit the ON button 2-4 times and then it starts!!! :( 
Please let me know the possible reasons..so i can rectify the problem...
Yet i haven't changed the CMOS battery...im a bit busy and can't find time for that :( 
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 22, 2011 7:29:34 AM

WIll you just reset the BIOS pls. SO we can start with an OCing lesson
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December 22, 2011 8:38:40 AM

alyoshka said:
WIll you just reset the BIOS pls. SO we can start with an OCing lesson

But currently i'm not OC'ing!!
Still if you want me to do so, will do it when i find some time and reply here...
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 22, 2011 10:23:29 AM

Yes, I do want you to, 'cos we have no idea what changes you have made in the rig and from the looks of it, neither do you.
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December 24, 2011 7:50:12 PM

I did reset the BIOS but i still faced the problem today!
After reset i Loaded Optimized default Settings...
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 25, 2011 4:14:54 AM

Why do you need to complicate everyone's life? Isn't it simple enough English, when I say just reset the BIOS, not need for Optimized Default settings............GAWD.
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December 25, 2011 9:46:07 AM

when i reset-ed the BIOS and started the PC, it asked me what settings were to be loaded...
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 25, 2011 11:11:12 AM

There is no need to load the optimized setting, just load default setting if you have to.
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December 25, 2011 11:38:36 AM

i couldn't find something like that!
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a b V Motherboard
December 26, 2011 12:11:09 AM

is there any internet update for windows being downloaded and slow everything?
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December 26, 2011 3:53:45 AM

No, i have disabled the Update feature...
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 26, 2011 6:43:26 AM

Well, there is a Load Fail Safe Defaults option in the BIOS.
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a b V Motherboard
December 26, 2011 11:50:52 PM

Better to check bios version to the latest update .. and hardware condition .. and drivers ..
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December 27, 2011 3:51:02 AM

I loaded the failsafe settings...
Now shall i wait and check if still error occurs or update the BIOS?
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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 27, 2011 4:45:26 AM

Check if they have a BIOS update and let it run in failsafe.
If they have a BIOS update download it and update the BIOS. If not then try tweaking the BIOS a little by little and see if the error occurs.
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