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Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:55 am

I have put together a nice little PC for my 7yo son from laying around components.
E8400, 2GB corsair 800Mhz, ECS mobo, ATI 5850 gpu, Antec 500W PSU, 128GB OCZ SSD

It works nice on games he plays and I did OC the E8400 to 4.4Ghz and the GPU from 725/1000 base clocks to 775/1125. The card could do much more but this is what is allowed max. by the ATI driver utility and seems enough for now.
The problem is, that every time the computer is restarted or started after a shut down, both the BIOS and the GPU gets reset to default, so I have to get in BIOS, and choose the 4.4Ghz OC profile that was saved and after the PC boots in, have to get in the ATI utility and raise the OC from default. I undersatnd both the BIOS and GPU OC profiles are saved and suppose to stay that way, so just beats me why it always gets reset to default just by a restart or shut down. Both OC's are super stable and the PC is well cooled, so overheating is not an issue for sure.

Any ideas?
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby KnightRid » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:36 am

This is why computers are never dull!!!

have you checked the CMOS battery?

There should be a setting in your OC software (I have nvidia so no clue where it is in AMD stuff) for the gpu to keep the settigns after reboot. Remember you would have to have that software package (the oc software package that is) running when windows boots or there is no way for it to do the settings. http://www.overclock.net/t/633816/how-t ... md-ati-gpu - so you can bypass those limits on the card and it does have the tick box for setting on startup.

Your BIOS may have a setting also to make sure the oc is enabled on each boot. Post the model and we should be able to look it up online and see if that setting exists or not.
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:17 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

MOBO: Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
I will try changing the battery but for the Catalyst, I can't find any settings to keep the settings.

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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby KnightRid » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:04 am

Found a neat thing on the motherboard here - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... -settings/ - seems if you have a usb device plugged in it will reset the oc :rolleyes:

If the battery did not work try to reset the CMOS and reflash the BIOS - yea you probably have the newest version but reflash it anyway.

Again, make sure he has Admin rights and you run the CCC with his account - I read people have had settings revert to default when they do not use admin because of...wait for it......WINDOWS UAC - now who would have thunk lol

Also you can try the removal of CCC and reinstall to see if that would help for the video card too.

Best bet for the video might be to use that link I posted and totally ignore the CCC software for overclocking and use the MSI one
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:43 am

Thanks a lot. Will try all these till it works :)
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:42 am

I installed msi afterburner and it works. I restarted the PC 10 times and it did not reset. I did change the CMOS battery and that solved the other problem. How the hell did I not think of this?! :rolleyes:

Thank you. :prayer:
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby KnightRid » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:33 am

sbohdan wrote:I installed msi afterburner and it works. I restarted the PC 10 times and it did not reset. I did change the CMOS battery and that solved the other problem. How the hell did I not think of this?! :rolleyes:

Thank you. :prayer:


Sweet man! Now remember you may have to install a new bios for the video card if you want to go over the set limit. I am not sure if the MSI software will let you o above it without the bios or not.

Now tell your son to get to gamin :mrgreen:
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:20 am

Yes the damn VGA BIOS limits the card's OC a lot, even though the cooling is great on it and it could do much more according to internet tests. Unfortunately the main source of modified BIOS's MVKTech is gone and Have no idea where to get a good reliable, unlocked BIOS for this card :(

Will try to search.
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby KnightRid » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:48 am

try - http://hwbot.org/news/msi_afterburner_1 ... EDD26AB0EB - for no bios needed (seems a bit too easy since it should be hard coded into the bios but never hurts to try)

unlocked bios - http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/5822 ... 90925.html

just remember to watch the temps #-o
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:10 am

Wow, a new afterburner without CCC limits! Yeeehhaaaa! thanks a lot.
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby Benly » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:29 am

yeah this seems pretty good for a 7yo kid. I am thinking of assembling one for my kid too.

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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby sbohdan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:07 pm

Benly wrote:yeah this seems pretty good for a 7yo kid. I am thinking of assembling one for my kid too.


Since then I upgraded the VGA to a used Gygabite GTX 660Ti. It runs like a charm now :)
Main rig: NZXT Phantom modded case with Danger Den WC, Gigabyte GA-P67-UD4-B3, 2500K@4.7Ghz,1.428V, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws 2133Mhz 10-12-12-31@1.6V, MSI GTX 1060 3GT OC, Asus 24" 1ms 144hz, 2xOCZ Vertex4 128GB RAID0, Samsung 2TB; PC P&C 750W, Win7 Ultimate 64
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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby Benly » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:21 am

sbohdan wrote:
Benly wrote:yeah this seems pretty good for a 7yo kid. I am thinking of assembling one for my kid too.


Since then I upgraded the VGA to a used Gygabite GTX 660Ti. It runs like a charm now :)



Well, it should. :D

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Re: Bios reset problem

Postby Benly » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:23 am

All other specs are same though right?


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