Solved what is cpu over voltage error?

January 10, 2011 at 22:22:11
Specs: Windows XP, 4gb ram, 512mb nvidia 8400gs,asus motherboard,500gb hard disk
when i switch-on my system, i get a message"cpu over voltage error"
"press f1 to resume", after i press F1, it displays "checking nvram" ,and proceeds like normal system. i just upgraded my system to<4gb ram, 512mb nvidia 8400gs,asus motherboard,500gb hard disk>

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#1
January 11, 2011 at 05:02:03
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"4gb ram, 512mb nvidia 8400gs,asus motherboard,500gb hard disk"
Isn't much to go on. Reset your CMOS with jumper, button(if one), or by removing the button battery (power disconnected), then pressing the power button for a few seconds (see manual). Then go to BIOS set up and 'Load Optimal Settings' or 'Load Defaults' save and exit.
If you were trying to overclock, then learn what you are doing before proceeding since OverVolting is to be done very carefully.
If you need more help, please give important details you are missing. System, MB model, exact RAM, power supply make/model, etc.

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#2
January 11, 2011 at 06:52:46
hey thanks for your solutions. but , i also want to know weather this is a serious error ??????

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#3
January 11, 2011 at 07:40:33
Yes it's a serious error. Have u try to google "cpu overvolting error"? If clearing cmos doesn't help then u have huge problem. I have read some few threads and they all indicates hardware issue(bends pins in the cpu socket or bad board).

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#4
January 11, 2011 at 09:24:12
I don't know how the voltage setting could increase unless someone entered the BIOS & changed it. Overvolting does NOT make a system run any faster. In fact, if the voltage setting is too high, it could fry the CPU.

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#5
January 11, 2011 at 21:30:04
hey , i just upgraded my system with a outsider.i didnt specify any particular hardwares to him for upgrading, he did it himself with my permission, and more over, iam very new to system hardwares. please help me with more easily understandable suggestions. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee. iam depressed because of this error.

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#6
January 12, 2011 at 07:40:31
Who ever did your upgrade probably overclocked it, but may not be as experienced as he thinks he is. If you can, get him to supply you with exact hardware you have (make, model numbers, version numbers (where applicable), and if he has them written down, your BIOS settings he used to achieve what you are running at now. You can get the default CPU speed and running speed by right clicking on 'Computer' and selecting 'Properties' and copying that down. You can get that and even more information by installing a program called 'CPU-Z' and copying down that information. While you are at it, install a program called 'SpeedFan' and get important information on core temperatures, fan speeds, and memory settings. These two programs are very popular overclockers and essential if you are going to correct what he did by yourself (with help of course).

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#7
January 13, 2011 at 08:48:34
but, the error occurs mostly when i play some games with graphics. smaller games without much graphics (strategy ) dont have that problem. also , if i work with my system on texts and browsing, it doesn't show that error . gaming is only my problem . sorry just found this thing today .

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#8
January 13, 2011 at 20:20:13
Your 8400gs graphics card is not the latest and will be the limiting factor on many games. Try running them at lower settings and it may be tolerable.

We cannot help you get your system set up right and stable if you do not post your settings and detailed hardware information. We NEED:
Was this a factory built system?_____ Make/Model_____
If custom or modified, list each item make/model:
Motherboard Asus model/version___________
CPU make/Model/speed____________
Memory make/speed/model/size/total_______________
Graphics: NVidia 8400GS 512MB
Power Supply make/model/wattage_______________
Plus all settings (from BIOS and/or CPU-Z/SpeedFan)
Plus current temperatures-internal (from BIOS and/or SpeedFan)
AND do not forget Vcore (voltage setting to CPU from BIOS) and other voltage settings.

With the information you have supplied so far, we are just guessing and throwing out ideas, since you do not know what is reasonable and what is not, you need to give us the tools to help you. Without the proper information, we cannot help you.

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January 14, 2011 at 06:54:36
can i know , how to find out all these details ????????

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#10
January 14, 2011 at 21:03:43
As for the manufacturer and model number, look for the original invoice or a label on the back. As for the motherboard model, open the case and read it off of the board, or install CPU-Z first and read it off with the other numbers. Then install SpeedFan to monitor your temperatures and to help us decide how bad it is (if there is any immediate danger to your hardware).

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