DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS: Microsoft XP SP3
PSU: 600W - Zeno Power
Monitor: ViewSonic 21" 1440 x 900 native resolution
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz
Memory: 3448MB RAM Apacer UNB pc2-5300 CL5
2pcs of 2GB
HD: Samsung HD250HJ
DVD/CD RAM-writer: Sony optiarc dvd rw ad-7200s
GPU: HD 6570
PC to Extension Cord to AC Outlet
On my every first boot of the day for my computer (plug the power cable of the extension cord to the AC Outlet, turn on the AVR, and turn on the system unit) here's what's happening:
1.My screen is black
2.Orange light on the power light of the monitor
3.Red reading light of the system unit is not blinking
4.No spinning sound in the system unit.
So what I do is press the reset button, then the issues 1-4 were fixed, but here's the problem, "CMOS Checksum Bad. Please press F1 to Run Setup, or Please press F2 to load setup defaults and continue"
I can boot whether of the 2 choices but what I've observed is that 75% of the time system clock (when I go to the BIOS and desktop clock after reaching windows, time/date will reset to 01/01/2002 00:00:00, the 25% it will be able to recover it's time/date.
Additional info: Before my GPU is 8500GT, I always got this problem, so what I did is I removed this card and just used onboard GPU, no problem/issues encountered (just can't play heavy games though). After about 2 months relying on onboard GPU I decided to buy this HD6570 (so my GPU is very new! ) but my nightmare is back again! Though unlike 8500GT, w/ HD6570, problem 1-4 can be resolved w/ just one reset while 8500GT it will take 10x doing this "troubleshooting" before it'll be resolved.
More Info: Before I replaced my CMOS, I never had this problem. I was adviced by a comp.tech to replaced it since it's one of the reasons why one of my SATA HDD isn't detected. So I replaced it w/ a new one. The problem w/ detecting the HDD was never resolved, but w/ the new CMOS, this is what I got! I reverted to what I originally had, but would still give me errors! W/ the help online I was able to sort out how to have my system detect my other SATA HDD (it was just reseating it on the other "sata port" on the mobo)
So any ideas? Thanks!