View Full Version : New build first boot semi-successful--CMOS question
09-21-2009, 12:19 PM
ASRock X58 Extreme mobo.
Bottom of screen says:
CMOS Setting wrong
Press F2 or DEL to run Setup
Press F1 to load default values and continue
Which one do I want? The User manual doesn't mention this.
Also, I've got the optical drive in SATAII 1, and the HDD in SATAII 2. Doesn't matter, right?
09-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Press F1 and load default values. You can always adjust them later.
09-21-2009, 01:28 PM
09-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Since nobody responded to this question, I'll ask it again:
I've got the optical drive in SATAII 1, and the HDD in SATAII 2. Doesn't matter, right?
Maybe that's a silly question, but I'm paranoid about stuff like this!:eek:
09-22-2009, 12:49 AM
I appreciate the help I've gotten from folks on the flightsim forums. Putting the new box together has really been a learning experience for me. Fun, but kinda nerve racking, since I'm paranoid about messing something up. Once I get it up and running, I'll probably want to build another, just to see if I can get through it without asking a bunch of silly questions. But, I really don't need a houseful of computers!!
Anyways, everything checks out so far. Got the BIOS configured, which also has a built-in overclocking utility which I'll no doubt have to fiddle with.
Looks like I'm ready to load Vista. Got a full schedule tomorrow, so probably won't get to it until Wednesday.
But, I really don't need a houseful of computers!!
Sooner or later you'll want to use those parts for a second computer for someone else to use while you're flying the sim, or maybe a Windows Homer Server, or what I did and use some spare parts for a home theatre PC. Just need to figure out what to do with the rest of the parts piling up in my closet... ;)
Grats on first DIY boot!
I have found Real Temp (http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/) to be handy for monitoring temps and light stress testing with the included Prime95 (http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103) support. Using Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php) may or may not give you accurate results for NB/SB and case temperatures depending on your motherboard, but regardless of the accuracy it can give you an idea what is going on with temps other than just the CPU. Be sure and check temperatures in the BIOS>System Monitoring area also when overclocking.
09-23-2009, 07:34 PM
How do I monitor temps using the BIOS while overclocking? Do you mean just look at the temps without the cpu being stressed?
I didn't word that right. Just use the System Monitor in the BIOS to confirm your idle temps. The accuracy of temperature software can sometimes be in question, so I recommend you use several different utilities/options to measure motherboard/CPU temperatures. That allows you to get a good overall feel on how your overclock is affecting your temps.
Flying Officer Jevans
10-06-2009, 05:12 PM
Just going back to plugging in drives, with the modern SATA connection, it makes no difference where you plug in where, but with the older IDE connection, it does. You also have to set jumpers on the drives for that - but most drives use SATA these days anyway, so most of the time it shouldn't matter. There always used to be a separate IDE socket for the floppy disk, too...:)
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