I think you should make sure CMOS is completely
cleared..I don't know how long you had the battery out for, but for CMOS to completely decay and clear usually takes a few minutes at least..Just simply resetting or popping the battery out and back in again just won't do it..You'll know when it's completely decayed/cleared when your date/time revert back to the stone age (Jan. 1, 2003 00:00:00 for example)..So you need to do this if you haven't already done so:
1) Power down and unplug your rig.
2) Hit the Power and Reset buttons a few times to discharge the Mobo.
3) Remove the CMOS battery for 10 minutes.
4) Put your Dominators in logical slots 0 and 1 or 2 and 3 (matching color slots) per the Mobo manual while you're waiting the 10 minutes to pass.
5) Put the battery back in, plug your rig in and power up..Now it should
boot into BIOS however in a biotchy mood because everything
in BIOS is at default settings now as it was on day 1 when it was made.
6) If you get into the BIOS, set the date/time and properly make all your custom changes (Boot order, FSB frequency, RAM timing, Voltage, bla bla, etc.)..Proper RAM timing/voltage is especially critical
..If you can't get into BIOS or boot without an error then you have a basic hardware problem (Faulty Mobo, RAM, PSU, Video card, Hardware compatibilty issue, whatever code it spits out).
7) Good luck.
If you still get the C1 code and can't get into BIOS, it's memory related and either your RAM is faulty, incompatible, improperly installed, or your Mobo is junk.
post edited by bob16314 - 2010/07/28 08:57:49