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Beep/Alarm Problem?

#1
Hey,
I'm posting this for a friend. He's trying to get his comp set up and everything is hooked up right he says. When it turns on it says "CPU is unworkable or has been changed. Please recheck - CPU SOFT MENU - PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE." And there is this annoying alarm thing or something he says going off. I guess he turned off the beeping once but it came back on. He said he can get to the windows setup screen but the alarm/beep whatever is still going off. Any ideas?

His specs..

Abit AW8-Max Mobo
Intel P4 3.2GHz
2x512 Crucial
Asus X800 XL
420W PSU

Thanks for the help
 
#2
Just as a guess it sounds like it wants him to reconfigure the bios for a new CPU. It could be the setting for FSB, multiplier, etc.

Hit F1 and select the option to "restore default settings" or "safe operation". The exact choice varies with the bios. If that fixes the alarm then he can go back later and tweak any bios optimizations he wants.
 

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