[Techtalk] Nforce A7N8X motherboard forgets clock multiplier on reboot

Mary mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Sun Dec 5 18:03:38 EST 2004

On Sat, Dec 04, 2004, Mary wrote:
> However, the real problem is that when this hang occurs, the BIOS
> forgets the clock multiplier: after the memory check part of startup
> (which completes without error although it reduces the memory speed to
> 100 MHz) it immediately gives an error message about not knowing the CPU
> speed. Entering the BIOS and exiting it without any changes fixes the
> problem as does setting the multiplier to 11x by hand.


1. The BIOS does remember other settings when this happens.
2. Subsequent failures tend to follow hot on the heels (as it were) of
the first failure, which supports a overheating hypothesis


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