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CMOS/GPNV--Checksum Error

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Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 4:38 pm:   

Hi, I need help...I recently purchased from ECS (Elitegroup) a motherboard...Model#K7AMA...I have 128 mgs of ram and 1gig duron cpu..All new...
When i put everything together and checked all jumpers i got this error message..:

CMOS/GPNV checksum bad
> Press F1 to run set up
> Press F2 to load default values and continue

After that i cant press any buttons to proceed...The only thing i can do is reset which brings me back to the same spot...
Anybody heard of this before..Please let me know if this board is shot or not...

Thanks in advance..
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 6:11 pm:   

Yup, seen it lots of times, check your cmos clear jumper, make sure it is in the normal position. Than make sure you have all cards but video uninstalled before attempting to load the O.S. After the O.S. is installed shutdown and install any other cards, one at a time.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 7:40 pm:   

I only have 1 Geforce 2 card installed for video...And I tried to clear cmos about a hundred times...Any other solutions?

Thanks for responding so quick...
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 8:09 pm:   

Switch your keyboard/mouse connectors around than try getting into the cmos to set everything up, I realise they are color coded but ECS/PCCHIPS is pretty lax about it.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 8:16 pm:   

Also check your cmos battery, high failure rate....
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 6:14 pm:   

I have tried everything to get this board to work..I replaced the cmos battery and cleared cmos serveral times(moved jumper over right?any hints on clearing cmos)..Are there any more suggestions...

I've tried the manuf. which was a joke...They wont acknowledge my problem until the tech looks at my email first...What the hell is that about...
I believe i might have to send this board back..(great more down time)...

Any help?...

Thanks in advance...
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 8:10 pm:   

Unfortunatly, if and when the tech reads your email he will recommend everything already mentioned here after you reply to their email an RMA will probably be in order.
Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 9:25 pm:   

Hey you guys were very helpful...I think your right an RMA is in order...Believe it or not, ive been doing this for awhile now and i ve always read about nightmare's like this happening to someone else and have been quiet fortunate to dodge the bullet...Ouch, i guess my luck ran out..

Once again thanks alot everybody...till next time...

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