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Cmos Settings wrong on every boot

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February 12, 2013 2:33:18 AM

Hello fellas I have a problem every time I boot this computer. Every time I turn it the Bios shows this error message.

"Bank Interleave Requested but Not Enabled"
"CMOS Settings Wrong"

It makes it so I have to reset system clock every system boot and it stops booting at the error message.

I am running BIOS version: 7B3P091G Released:08/06/2008

When I looked for fixes on the web I found people saying the motherboard battery was bad. I have replaced the little motherboard battery twice with two different brands, currently I have a Duracell battery on the board.

I have ran 3 passes of Memtest 4.0 x86, there were no errors.

Any thoughts on how to fix this? I would like it to boot to windows all by itself. I am thinking my motherboard may be bad?

System Specifications.
It is a scavenged build from a Gateway DX transplanted into my CM Storm Scout 2 Case.

Case- Cooler Master Storm Scout 2, Gunmetal gray
Motherboard- Foxconn micro atx 780G
Cpu- Amd 9550 2.2 ghz quad core
cpu cooler- stock heat sink fan
Ram- Samsung 6gb (2X1gb and 2X2gb)
Gpu- onboard Radeon 3200
Hard drive- Seagate 750gb
Optical drive- Some dvd-rw/cd-rw drive scavenged off last build
Power supply- Seasonic X-series 850W 80 plus gold, 100% modular
fans- 9X120mm fans,( 6 Cooler Master 69cfm fans (3 blue led and 3 red led) and one Rosewill 74cfm white led fan and one Thermaltake 70cfm blue led fan.)

Operating System- Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Plugged into a Belkin surge protector and turned off every shut down.
February 12, 2013 3:22:42 AM

From your link, the motherboard only has 2 slots for ram so you can't be using 2 x 1gb and 2 x 2gb of ram.

You shouldn't turn off the power switch to the computer after a shut down , this means that the cmos battery has to keep the bios powered, leaving the power switch on means that there is a small trickle of power that would do that instead leaving the cmos battery free from the drain. In saying that, it seems that the cmos battery has gone flat.

Sometimes there are different setting in the bios that must be enabled before you actually get a good working bios. Not real sure which ones they are but I think the basic one like Date/Time, video, audio, boot sequence etc.
February 12, 2013 3:53:19 AM

Darn Link gremlins. This is the Motherboard.

Yeah I probably need to look into the Bios more. Who knows I probably overlooked it.

The weird thing is my ancient K7 Socket A (462) computer always has a the switch off and it boots up fine and has never had a problem like this.

Maybe this motherboard draws more power when shut down?

Would a really bad computer virus in this systems past cause this problem? Because that is how I ended up with it. The previous owner gave it to me when it got a really bad virus that it would boot into. The virus was so bad it didn't even show the Windows logo. I wiped the hard drive with tools on an Ultimate Boot Disk 5.1.1. And then installed Linux to prove the computer was still good despite what some computer repair shop said about a bricked hard drive. Then I put Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on it.

Hope this history of the computer helps understand the problem.

Either the battery keeps getting flat or the motherboard is bad. It booted fine before that horrible virus ( it was running Windows Vista then).
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February 12, 2013 10:48:37 PM

Try using just the 2 x 2gb of ram, it might be that the 2 x 1gb of ram is a different scaling. Can I assume that your ram is DDR2 800mhz?

I doubt that you actually had a virus but probably some sort of compatibility issue with either hardware or software or the actual OS used,

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February 12, 2013 10:57:39 PM

Yes the Ram is DDR2 800mghz. I should try it with the 2X2gb sticks alone and then maybe 1 stick at a time, and I thought the memory tester would would have found a bad stick if their is one.