View Full Version : Ran Ntune and now getting CPU Init message

02-10-07, 11:11 AM
(It's my first time posting here, so sorry if this in in the wrong place)

Hi there, I wonder if any of you can help me or have had this experience.

I ran NTune last night, (stupidly I ran the auto-tune settings) it crashed my PC (like it said it would)
I restarted my computer, N-Tune restarted the tuning process, I cancelled it.
N-Tune said it was restoring the original settings.
N-Tune quit.
I assumed everything was ok, but when I went to fire it up this morning the PC won't start.
The LED on my Crosshair mother board says "CPU INIT"

I have taken all the components out.
I have reseated the CPU.
I've checked the pins.
My power supply is fine.
I have reseated the memory.

It's still not starting up.
Any ideas? Do you think the CPU is fried or could it be the Motherboard?

I know now, that I shouldn't have used N-tune auto, and boy-oh-boy do I regret it! :thumbdwn:

(Also if it is either of those that need replacing, does anyone know a good place to get stuff like this in NYC? I'd rather not order from New Egg again because of the wait, unless you think it's really the best option. )

ASIS Crosshair Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Processor

Thanks for your time

02-10-07, 11:56 AM
Did you reset the bios?

02-10-07, 12:17 PM
I've reset the CMOS, how do you reset the BIOS?
The fan spins for about 2 seconds and then it shuts down :(

02-10-07, 12:44 PM
If you've reset the CMOS, you've reset the BIOS.

Try this: take everything out of your PC except for your processor and a stick of memory and try booting. If that doesn't do it, try another stick of memory. If that doesn't do it, try the first stick of memory in a different slot. Basically just try any combination you can think of.

If you're still getting that error message, your processor or motherboard is probably dead. I would say processor because of the error message. Consult your user manual and see what it says for the "CPU INIT" error. If it is the processor, just give AMD a call and set up an RMA.