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  Reply # 211961 3-May-2009 21:56
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Duh, incorrect or corrupted CMOS settings can prevent your PC from booting up. Resetting it restores the settings to factory-defaults. The message "Overclocking failed or Overvoltage failed!" was the clue, because incorrect Overclocking results in symptoms similar to what you described.

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  Reply # 212009 4-May-2009 08:26
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Oh ok. Unfortunately when I turned on my PC this morning it failed to boot.

I've never changed any settings or tried to overclock my PC though?


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  Reply # 212015 4-May-2009 08:47
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It could be a bad motherboard unfortunately. Or a bad CMOS battery. You could try replacing it (they are only about $3)

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  Reply # 212020 4-May-2009 08:52
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It definitely sounds to me like capacitor(s) are failing, check them again with a bright light and make sure you get a good look around the bottom of them for leaking electrolyte (brown/greyish). Take the board out if necessary.

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  Reply # 212028 4-May-2009 09:34
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Thanks guys. Will do tonight.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 212211 4-May-2009 19:41

Given the fact your motherboard is newish and the "Overclocking failed or Overvoltage failed!" message. Its possible the power supply is failing to provide adequate power on the 5v or 3.3v rails.

Cheers ;-)

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