CPU Speed Test ??


G

Guest

I just started experiencing the following two symptoms:

1) When my computer boots up, I get dumped into the BIOS screen, with info
saying my computer failed the "CPU speed test", and to check the speed it's
set at (It is set correctly)

2) After my computer has booted up, it suddenly reboots itself. This
usually happens after about ten minutes. Once it's booted up again, it
usually stays up.

I have an ASUS A7V8X MB, 1 GB RAM, NVidia GeForce 6600 video card, 430W
Antec PS, 160GB SATA as 'C' drive, 300GB SATA as 'D' drive, NEC DVD burner as
'E' drive, Lite-on CD burner as 'F' drive, 120GB IDE drive as 'G' drive and
80GB IDE drive as 'H' drive.

Any ideas ??


MD
 
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Robert Moir

MadDog said:
I just started experiencing the following two symptoms:

1) When my computer boots up, I get dumped into the BIOS screen, with
info
saying my computer failed the "CPU speed test", and to check the speed
it's
set at (It is set correctly)

2) After my computer has booted up, it suddenly reboots itself. This
usually happens after about ten minutes. Once it's booted up again, it
usually stays up.

I have an ASUS A7V8X MB, 1 GB RAM, NVidia GeForce 6600 video card, 430W
Antec PS, 160GB SATA as 'C' drive, 300GB SATA as 'D' drive, NEC DVD burner
as
'E' drive, Lite-on CD burner as 'F' drive, 120GB IDE drive as 'G' drive
and
80GB IDE drive as 'H' drive.

Any ideas ??

An hardware issue of some kind by the sound of it. Or do you have some
automatic overclocking software installed perchance?

I'd wonder about overheating (fans all behaving properly?) and the power
supply not putting out the right voltages, those are the cause of odd stuff
like this more often than not.
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the reply.

No, I am not using any overclocking software.

I was thinking the power supply also. Thanks.

MD
 
U

Unknown

In control panel --system---advanced--check your settings for system
failure. You may want to NOT reboot on error so that you can investigate the
failure.
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the reply.

My computer is already set to not automatically reboot on errors. No errors
are ever logged in the system event logs. It seems that it is not an OS
problem, but a hardware problem. The CPU speed test failure is coming from
the BIOS.


MD
 
U

Unknown

Never heard of CPU speed test. Can you enlighten me? How is it run? Where
located? etc.
 
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Guest

The CPU speed test was performed by the BIOS. When I booted up my computer,
it initially came up with a blank screen, and I had to push the power button
for 6 seconds to turn it off. When I turned the computer back on, it booted
up to the BIOS main screen. On the right side of the screen, it said
something to the effect that the speed setting for the CPU didn't match the
CPU installed. It was set to 1.8Ghz, which is what my CPU should be set to
- I've never changed it.

I was wondering if possibly my CMOS battery is dying, losing the BIOS
settings ??

MD
 
U

Unknown

Never heard of such a thing. Is it part of Windows or some OEM program?
Seriously doubt battery has anything to do with it. Please give me feedback.
 
R

Robert Moir

Unknown said:
Never heard of CPU speed test. Can you enlighten me? How is it run? Where
located? etc.

This error can be generated by the BIOS if the clock settings the
motherboard asks for are not in the list of those allowed by the particular
CPU you're currently using.

Which actually makes me wonder - Maddog, do you lose other bios settings
when this happens?
 
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Robert Moir

Unknown said:
Never heard of such a thing. Is it part of Windows or some OEM program?

Hardware issue. Seriously. I've seen it a few times when setting especially
stupid defaults on new systems I'm building.
 
G

Guest

I don't seem to be losing any other BIOS settings. I did replace the
battery - for $1.99 + tax, it's any easy replacement item. So far, after a
bunch of power ups, it hasn't rebooted. However, I did notice the fan for
the power supply showed it running a little slow: ~1800 rpms. Also, the
power supply voltages, according to the MB Hardware monitor are:

+3.3V = 2.86V
+5V = 4.86V
+12V = 11.98V

The +3.3V seems very low to me.

Could this be a cause of concern ??


MD
 
D

dobey

If your PC runs fine then probably no concern.
You might want to google or check out the asus mobo group on normal voltage
variations.

I didn't see the OP, but if I understand your PC would boot to BIOS then
reboot with the message about CPU speed.

It does sound like the battery.

If you do decide to get a new PSU, more watts doesn't mean better, or more
stable voltages.
 
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