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Restoring OC'd laptop cpu to default

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September 11, 2017 8:15:30 PM

I bought an Asus fx53ve-ms74, refurbished from Ebay, that arrived with an overclocked i7 7700HQ. I'm currently lost at trying to find a way to restore the clock speed to default.

1. I tried BIOS and the "load optimized default" did absolutely nothing to help.
2. Figured completely cleaning the ssd might do the trick, but all that did was get me 20 GBs back and bring up something asking me whether I want to "clear the tpm" or not. I even tried to clear that and the laptop just simply ignored it.

Anyone have any ideas? I've heard of the mobo battery trick, but do not know how to get access to the battery side of the motherboard. I mean, I can take off the bottom of the laptop, but I have no idea how to remove the keyboard side.

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September 11, 2017 9:03:00 PM

Yes, go and remove the cmos battery and that should do the try. Recommendation is to take the battery out and leave it out for 15 minutes and then put back in. It depends on the model but in some laptops, you can get to the cmos battery easily and others not so much. So just go to you tube and type in your laptop model, in this case is Asus fx53ve-ms74, and then look for cmos battery removal or you can just say disassembly and just stop when the man or woman gets to the cmos battery part.
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September 11, 2017 11:36:14 PM

Get the CPU back to standard configuration ASAP - - damn silly of the previous owner overclocking on a laptop.
September 12, 2017 5:59:30 PM

Ya that is what he is trying to do is get it back to normal clocks instead of overclock.
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