CMOS Checksum error

sparky853

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I just wanted to know what the usual cause of this error is...

Is it a dying battery or a dying CMOS chip?

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Black_Cat

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<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=563388#563388" target="_new">I feel your pain.</A> Most times it's the RAM timings that are set too aggressively. In my case the BIOS was actually corrupted and I had to send the chip out to <A HREF="http://www.freewebs.com/tmod/index.htm" target="_new">Tmod</A> to be reprogrammed. I'll let you know how that worked out when I get my BIOS chip back probably tomorrow.

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Cybercraig

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Hopefully you have a BIOS rescue disk. You'll have to default, re-flash and boot-up. Shut down again and default. Your newly flashed BIOS should now become your default. Boot-up again and see if errors have ceased.

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