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August 5, 2002 12:47:10 PM

i have a gigabyte ga-7zx mobo and a 650 duron and its a slow p.o.s. so i bought a 1.2gig athlon the 200mhz fsb. and when i put it in absolutely nothing comes up on my monitor, everyting turns on in the computer but nothing shows up on the monitor. so i put my duron back in and it comes up and says cmos settings wrong hit f1 to enter setup. well i cant hit f1 because when i do it doesnt do anything. whats going on?? i need my comp up and running asap for school and work. someone help?!?!?!?!?!?

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August 5, 2002 4:20:02 PM

Did you update the boards BIOS for the faster CPU? Also make sure when switching the chips you CLEAR the CMOS.

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August 5, 2002 7:28:35 PM

i cleared the cmos but i havent updated the BIOS. and im not exactly sure on how to do that. is there any site i can go to explain it to me?
August 5, 2002 8:01:26 PM

Go to the support site and download the BIOS for your board, they will also have instructions on how to update your BIOS. Basically the files you download go onto a floppy, you open your BIOS and use the flash BIOS feature (if it has it) if not just load the computer with a windows start disk and run the flash utility and type in the file name of the new BIOS. The instructions on the manufacturer website are usually decent.

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