Dec 10, 2007 - 10:59 AM
there are 2 possible methods to changing the clock speed (overclocking) on your CPU.
One is through the BIOS and the other is through jumper pins on your motherboard. Not all motherboards support this feature and the one's that do usually support only 1 or the other.
for the reasons you're experiencing right now, overclocking your processor is not recommended.
Enter your bios and try to lower your cpu speeds if the option is available. To enter your BIOS, you press a certain key on your keyboard immediately upon reboot. The time to press the key is before any windows logo shows up, if you see the windows XP logo, you're too late. Restart the computer and try again. The particular key to press is different depending on which BIOS you have. Usually the keys that are used are:
Delete or F2 or Esc
Search around through the options and find that setting to change it.
Dec 10, 2007 - 11:20 AM
bearing noise. After 3 - 4 boot-up attempts all is fine. I also notice that the BIOS CPU speed is set correctly to the CPU spec of 2.4 GHz
Dec 10, 2007 - 11:46 AM
Spray the hell out of the cpu fan with WD40 (you probably should detach the fan and spray into the bearings) and try it again.
Dec 10, 2007 - 04:42 PM
Dec 16, 2007 - 07:12 PM
So I don't think the cpu fan is the problem. The cause is still a mystery and it could get worse but the 10 minutes lag time is bearable for now. Still, as an engineer, I would like an answer. Any more ideas?
Dec 16, 2007 - 08:02 PM
is the computer on a power tap such that you essentially unplug the maching when you turn off the computer? Like the plug strip has an on/off switch? If so, several of the components, specifically the capacitors need some time to build charge, otherwise you get underpowered behavior especially on SOYO boards. it's like those old-fashioned TV that take a few minutes to warm up and deliver a clear picture. Currently, CRT screens stay plugged in and continuously draw power to keep the emitter warm so you get a much quicker picture displayed. essentially, some motherboards need the same continuous power flow. it uses as much as a small alarm clock in terms of power usage.
Dec 17, 2007 - 12:36 PM
Thak you kindly for your good advice oracleofDelphi.
Dec 27, 2010 - 06:48 PM