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Ultra technical question! Cold boot and Ac Cycle

Avenger411
Level 10
Hey guys!

I wanted to test some new ram settings during cold boot. Correct me if i am wrong but a cold boot occurs when there's been an ac cycle (or whatever it's called) right ? So how can i trigger a cold boot without waiting hours for an ac cycle? Could i in exemple, apply new bios settings, boot to windows, shut down comp, power off psu and disconnect psu then reconnect it straight away then power on. Would that boot be the same as a cold boot (booting in the morning after 7-8hours being shutoff).

I think i've made myself somewhat clear even though i don't really know much about this subject. Insight would be appreciated!

Thank you

Max
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drop4205
Level 12
just shut psu down and unplug for a min to make sure all power is drained from board then plug back in and turn pus back on. That will make it cold boot
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Chino
Level 15
Avenger411 wrote:
Could i in exemple, apply new bios settings, boot to windows, shut down comp, power off psu and disconnect psu then reconnect it straight away then power on.


When you've disconnected the PSU cable, press the Start button on the motherboard to discharge andy remaining power. Leave your system for 1 to 2 minutes. Then power on.

Chino wrote:
When you've disconnected the PSU cable, press the Start button on the motherboard to discharge andy remaining power. Leave your system for 1 to 2 minutes. Then power on.


Okay thank you guys this solves my problem! thread can be closed!

Max
Cpu : Intel 5930K@4.25ghz@1.2v / Cache @4.25ghz@1.20v
Cpu Cooler : Corsair H100i
Case : Corsair 780T
Memory : G.Skills 32GB DDR4-3200mhz CAS 15-15-15-35-1T@1.370v
Motherboard : Asus Rampage V Extreme (BIOS 3504)
M2 : Samsung 950 Pro NVME 512gb (Gaming)
M2 : SSD1 : OCZ RD400A 128gb (windows)
SSD1 : Crucial MX100 512gb (data)
Gfx : EVGA Titan X w/ 980 Hybrid Cooling AiO Liquid Cooler
PSU : Antec HCP-1000W
Monitor : Asus RoG Swift