just brew it! wrote:Try replacing the CMOS battery.
DPete27 wrote:You're running it without ANY CMOS battery?
killadark wrote:DPete27 wrote:You're running it without ANY CMOS battery?
Yep is tht bad?
frumper15 wrote:Did you possibly leave the bios reset jumper in the "reset" position? I think I've done that troubleshooting a flaky system - lost track of which position the default was and that caused some strangeness. Maybe removing the battery interrupted the circuit (which I think is what the jumper is doing) that was causing it to hang. If that's not it, have you checked to make sure you don't have a stray motherboard standoff that might be grounding something on the back of the motherboard? You said you moved it over to his chassis, which might be easy miss in that case. It would be strange if the board BIOS recognized the E8400 but not the E8500 as they were launched at the same time, but it's also possible that his CPU was damaged in the BIOS flash fiasco he experienced. I would say check for the jumper, check for the standoffs, maybe even take the board, etc. out of his case and either run it open air or back in your case with your hardware - reset things back to a known good situation and then start with single step changes (i.e. get it working, the put it in the different chassis, make sure it works, then change out the CPU, make sure it works, add additional memory, etc.).
It's always fun to figure out what went wrong, especially with older hardware - hard to guess if something decided to break in the process (check the CPU pins if you swapped processors) or if it's just misconfigured.