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PC keeps restarting on cold boot. Press F1 to enter setup.

Elsturge
Level 7
Most of the time, when my PC has been turned off from the PSU, when I next power it on it starts for a second, then switches itself off, and turns itself back on about 3 seconds later. When it does this, the American Megatrends screen will appear and tell me to press F1 to enter setup. At this point, all of my BIOS settings need to be re entered. The time is correct so I don't believe it's the CMOS Battery. Many sites I've previously seen have mentioned the XMP being the culprit, but I believe it does it with or without it switched on. Below is a video of what happens when I switch on my PC from a cold boot.

https://youtu.be/opsZMw1dxro

My PC Specs are as follows:
Gamemax Moonstone RGB CASE
ASUS Z720E MOTHERBOARD
INTEL I7 7700K
G.SKILL TRIDENT Z 16GB 3200MHZ
ASUS ROG STRIX 1080 TI
CORSAIR TX850M 850W PSU
CRYORIG H7 LUMI CPU COOLER
500GB SAMSUNG EVO 850 SSD
3TB TOSHIBA P300

Any help would be greatly appreciated, i didn't build this myself either. The first 2 or so months of having it, I never experienced this problem, and I switched off the PSU every time I was done with it. I do believe the first time I encountered it was some time after I first Enabled XMP.

Thank you for any help, I'm really stumped here.
PS, I've never played around inside any Computer so any fixes that don't require me to do so would be helpful too. Thank you ☺️
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Chino
Level 15
Clear your CMOS to bring your system back to stock defaults. Then test. That'll tell you if XMP is the problem.

Nate152
Moderator
Or press F1 and enter the bios and hit the F5 key, this will reset to defaults too.

Yep, I suspect memory failing post also. To get your ram stable at 3200MHz, you likely need to raise the cpu system agent voltage and cpu vccio voltage. Both at 1.15v should get you there unless your cpu has has a very weak Integrated Memory Controller then you may need a little more.

Set your ram manually to its rated specs with the cpu system agent voltage and cpu vccio voltage at 1.15v. If it still doesn't post, try them both at 1.20v.

Good luck and give us an update.

Since running at default settings, i haven't had the double boot problem on a cold boot. So XMP was most likely my issue. I will look into manually overclocking my ram within the next couple of days as i am working a lot.
I will keep you posted how it goes or if I run into more problems.

New problem has risen. Now my PC won't turn on at all. The mobo light and my cpu fan light turn on but my power button isn't doing anything. The PC worked perfectly last night so I have no idea what has happened. I have contacted my warranty service in the meantime so hopefully I will get it sorted.

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but my motherboard is suffering from the same issues (Asus Maximus VI Hero). After the PC being off for some hours, the bios gets reset and I have to enter all settings again. It keeps the time, so I don't think it has to do with cmos battery either. I have check the RAM and no erros come up. This is so frustrating and it's just happening resently after 4 years. Is there a solution to this?


Thanks.