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Old August 5, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Exclamation New CPU Installed Error message


Some weeks ago i spilled some cola down in my computer. Very unlucky for me having a HAF 912 Plus case with open top :( - Anyhow, most of the cola hitted the GFX, Motherboard and the top of the PSU. I did disconnect power right away and dried it, and fixed it all up. And it was running again, almost perfectly.

Now i get this annoying message each time i boot: New CPU Installed Press F1 to Enter settings Press F2 to Load default settings.

Even if i try to go in there and OC the CPU, or anything and save and exit, it never saves it and i get the message again and again. I usually press f2 since i gave up.

I tried so far:
Changed CMOS batteri
Cleared CMOS with old and new batteri.
Unmount CPU and remount it again.
Hold in reset button 10 secs with power connected and disconnected.
Try with a new CPU (same socket)
Flashed BIOS to newest version

Im running out of ideas, and tried everything i googled so far - besides changing out the socket with another one from a different brand motherboard.

Not even the OC button works anymore, or the unlock core button.

I hope there is a wise soul who can help me out. Would appreciate it alot!

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition
MOBO: ASUS Crosshair IV
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CL9 1600 Mhz
GFX: Ati Radeon 6950 XFX XXX
PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H70
SSD: Intel Solid State 510 SSD 120 GB
HDD: Seagate 2000 GB Green 64MB

Sincerly, Qlix / Christian from Denmark.
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:04 AM
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New battery for the Bios... probably fried the one in there

/edit, scratch that didn't read properly... sounds like you've tried all the obvious stuffs... new mobo may be needed...

have you tried cleaning it with isopropanol?
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Not yet. Maybe i should give it a try - and even a new motherboard. But im buying a new PC anyway, just want to fix this and sell it/give it to a friend in need :)
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Old August 5, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Not exactly environmentally "green", but I'd get my hands on a good aerosol electrical contact cleaner (make sure it's safe for plastics, some of the cheap ones eat cheap plastic.... ;) ) and soak the crap out of the motherboard while going at it with a dense brush. Could be a short going on, could be pop on one of the cpu contacts which isn't allowing a proper ident signal to get through.
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