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Cage Pete Sep 15, 2003, 10:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Have ASUS P4C800E Deluxe mother board, 2.4P4 processor with 800Mhz FSB. Turned on voice POST messages to see what it was like. Get "System failed due to CPU overclocking" message. Text on POST says I have a 2.4 running at 2.4. ASUS suggested flashing the BIOS. Their suggested BIOS version was the same BIOS I flashed when put it together. Any suggestions? Machine seems to run fine. Windows XP and most software is installed.


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william chinn Sep 21, 2003, 10:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
flash again!!!

Brent Wern Sep 22, 2003, 07:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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try reseting the bios

Cage Pete Sep 22, 2003, 08:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I tried reflashing. Seems it will not reflash if it is the same bios.

By resetting bios did you mean reflash?

ray Stephens Sep 22, 2003, 08:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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No, clear the CMOS by taking out the battery and moving the jumper for a few seconds, like 30.

Brent Wern Sep 22, 2003, 09:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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yah what ray said 8)

Stephen Lillioja Nov 04, 2003, 05:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have an ASUS P4C800 Deluxe also. Same message and I have to hit the reset button to boot up. After that seems to work just fine. I'm an amateur here and clearing the CMOS sounds a bit drastic. I havn't a clue about how to go about it. Incidentally I have reloaded the BIOS to no avail.

Adrian M Dec 07, 2003, 12:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the same p4p800. My problems all started when I ran the update bios program off of the asus CD. the system then wouldn't get past the win xp splash screen, it would just go blank and not respond.

So, i figured the the bios was corrupted, time to flash it. I had a hell of a time trying to flash the bios without a floppy disk. I created 6 different boot CDs (dos 7, dos 6, win98, etc - all with CD rom support). I had the necessary bios flash files on another cd, but after I boot into dos and try to run the flash program, I get "this program can only be run in msdos mode".

I was going crazy until I figured out that there's a automated flash function - holding down Alt-F2, and the system looks for the rom file on the CD - brilliant...... only if that ended my troubles.

So now the bios is flashed, and the system starts with "system failed due to cpu overclocking". Ok, so after resetting the CMOS (taking out battery, resetting jumpers), and going back in the bios and making sure it wasn't overclocked (I even turned DOWN the FSB ........ same error message. Now it gets to the xp splash screen and then goes blank, then restarts, over and over.

any thoughts?

Adrian M Dec 07, 2003, 02:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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more info. system:
P4 2.4c 800MHz FSB Retail
Asus P4P800 Deluxe
Corsair value PC3200 DDR400 256MB x 2
Maxtor 210GB SATA
Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb

Swapped out the video card, same problem. Flashed in bios v. 1011, same problem.

Everything worked fine all day - cpu was overclocked to 3.35, vid card was overclocked to 498/346 - all the trouble started when I ran that bios update program from the asus CD inside of xp.

wtf??????

I suppose the next step is to swap out the ram, and then swap out the motherboard. I'm just wondering what I killed and how I killed it.

Adrian M Dec 07, 2003, 02:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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correction:

the trouble started when I ran the "Intel Chipset Inf Update Program" from the ASUS CD.

esro mazrin Dec 12, 2003, 01:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: ASUS "System failed due to CPU overclocking" voice msg.
check the easy thing first

1- check if your hardware installed correcly
2- check your reset switch, is it good
sometimes it is stuck.

how to check. easy took it out and put it back

Omniscient Dec 12, 2003, 02:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lots n lots of Asus Mobos seem to be giving this overclocking prob' P4 and AMD ones. looks like Asus ain't no good nomore! Mine (A7N8X-DLX) werks purrfectly even when o/c'ing! So from the heart of my bottom I do sympathise wit y'all.

Etienne Laneville Jan 15, 2004, 10:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Like many in this thread, I have experienced the same dreaded Overclocking failed error and the annoying lady telling me, in her perky voice, that CPU overclocking failed. I couldn't reboot, I had no video signal, and had to unplug the computer completely. Once the system even froze on the Windows XP logon.

I did a lot of reading and the general causes seem to all go back to power/voltage.

I read in one thread that someone fixed the problem by grounding their electrical outlet. Others had success modifying RAM frequency, and some others reported that disabling ASUS POST (the voice-reporting feature) did the trick.

I solved my problem by:
1. Upgrading the BIOS using the ASUS Update Utility to 1014.
2. Then, in (my BIOS) Advanced -> JumperFree Configuration, I set AI Overclock Tuner to Manual (Default is Standard)
3. Manually set my DRAM Frequency to 400 MHz (the right value in my case, may differ for you)
4. Set the CPU VCore Voltage to a high value (from the list). I do not have the exact value, but play with this setting, make it higher. Overclocking requires higher voltages since there is less time for the voltage to go from high to low.
5. Set my DDR Reference Voltage to 2.75V (play with this, higher is better, but find the setting that works and don't go higher)
6. Disabled the Speech Post Reporter.

All started working flawlessly after these steps, so I am very happy, but I wish you the same luck as me.

Etienne Laneville

Stephen Lillioja Jan 18, 2004, 06:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a message above. Now however the whole system has gone down and windows won't start. I can't even start in safe mode I just get a list of drivers. I'm now sending this message on my old computer. I've reset the BIOS by switching the jumper leads as ASUS instructs and while this resets the clock the overclocking still goes on - where does the system get the instructions to overclock? Certainly not from the BIOS. I've updated the BIOS to 1014 but to no avail. ASUS haven't replied to my initial question about the overclocking POST voice message. The system won't even try to start predictably because of the overclocking message. I've assumed my motherboard is dead and I should by another brand. Is there something else to do or is this motherboard had it?

Etienne Laneville Jan 18, 2004, 12:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Stephen,

In order to bypass the aggravating POST message and get into your BIOS, try turning off the power supply completely, restarting it and immediately (within 2 seconds) turn the computer on. I would have the same problem here too where I would only hear the POST message and never see anything come up, not even the ASUS splash screen. If you are still having problems, try unpluggin the power supply, even the shutting down would not work and I used that alternate method.

Once you're able to get back into your BIOS, go immediately disable that POST messages feature. Try the other steps I mentionned to, as safety. That is, increase the CPU VCore, etc. THat will stabilize your system.

As far as Windows launching in Safe mode, that's a whole other problem that is independent from your motherboard I think. It probably has problems with the current installation. I remember the SoundMAX setup crashing the first time I installed it from the ASUS CD, but keep at it. Try not booting in safe mode, tell it to boot in regular mode and try to solve those problems next.

Best of luck,

Etienne Laneville

Stephen Lillioja Jan 26, 2004, 03:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Taking out one stick of the 256 Giel RAM (it is PC3700 and may be ??? too fast for my CPU (Intel FSB 800))seems to make starting easier but now Windows still won't start anyway. In safe mode I end up locked at agp440.sys. There doesn't seem to be a thread on this topic on this web site but there are a few elsewhere. Microsoft advice doesn't work because after booting from the MS disk I get a blue screen anyway.

Etienne Laneville Jan 26, 2004, 12:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Stephen,

I do not know what the effects of faster memory can be, but I think it only means the memory is rated to go that fast, it can be used at a slower pace. Other will be able to help you with this question. The fact that it seems to affect your motherboard might or might not be related to this parameter. Have you tried adjusting your JumperFree settings manually, like mentionned earlier in this thread? Try setting your memory speed to 400 MHz directly, the increase the voltage on your CPU a little bit, to make it stable. I don't know much of what I am talking about, but it seems to have made the difference here.

As far as Windows go, I recommend starting over. Boot from the CD (you can set your CD as your first boot device in your BIOS) and re-install Windows. Delete the current partition and have Windows format your drive. Hopefully, your earlier problems were related to your system's unstability during your first install.

Again, good luck,

Etienne Laneville

Stephen Lillioja Jan 27, 2004, 04:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have tried manual settings but the Windows problem is now the main issue. Swithching the RAM around and keeping the best of RAM did seem to improve the restart. I can boot from the disc but only to the screen that asks if I want to do a re-install or repair. If I try to go further I get a blue screen "page fault in non page area" faulting file NTFS.SYS address F8EDD695 base at F8E79000. I'm having trouble sorting out if there is one problem or two. I think I have two problems.

Etienne Laneville Jan 27, 2004, 01:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Stephen,

I think at this point, you are having other problems that are pretty serious, and you should mention them in a new thread. I would suspect the hard drive itself. If you can afford the luxury of trying a new one, installing Windows on it from scratch, and see if it goes further, it could indicate the drive had problems.

Or could it be the actual CD-ROM that is damaged? It seems like that NTFS.SYS file you mention cannot be read from either the hard drive, memory or the CD-ROM.

I would start a new thread with that problem, others might be able to help.

Good luck, and by the way, my ASUS MoBo problems aren't over, I just realized yesterday it ran my memory at 266 MHz! When it boots up, it indicates that the memory is 266 MHz memory, so maybe it's Fry's Electronics who sold me bad memory.

Etienne Laneville

angryhippy Jan 28, 2004, 03:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Stephen I don't know what your mobo brand is, but if there are no overclocking settings in the bios then get the user manual and check all the jumper settings again on the board. That board may use jumpers to set perameters.

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Stephen Lillioja Jan 28, 2004, 04:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have ASUS P4C800 Deluxe. Whenever I look at the BIOS setting there is no overclocking. ASUS has this ????clever feature that if the system hangs due to overclocking then reseting will correct the overclocking. The problem is that it overclocks as soon as I switch it on and then by resetting I get back to the normal settings. So I never get to see the overclock speed. But what makes it overclock when I switch the computer on in the forst place?? I'm wondering if myPC3700 RAM (Giel) is too fast for my board - could this start the CPU going to fast?


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