Speed Error Hold – The BIOS Optimization Guide

Speed Error Hold - The BIOS Optimization Guide

Speed Error Hold

Common Options : Enabled, Disabled

 

Quick Review

The Speed Error Hold BIOS feature prevents accidental overclocking by preventing the system from booting up if the processor clock speed was not properly set.

When enabled, the BIOS will check the processor clock speed at boot up and halt the boot process if the clock speed is different from that imprinted in the processor ID. It will also display an error message to warn you that the processor is running at the wrong speed.

If you are thinking of overclocking the processor, you must disable the Speed Error Hold BIOS feature as it prevents the motherboard from booting up with an overclocked processor.

When disabled, the BIOS will not check the processor clock speed at boot up. It will allow the system to boot with the clock speed set in the BIOS, even if it does not match the processor’s rated clock speed (as imprinted in the processor ID).

Although this may seem really obvious, I have seen countless overclocking initiates puzzling over the error message whenever they try to overclock their processors. So, before you start pulling your hair out and screaming hysterically that Intel or AMD has finally implemented a clock speed lock on their processors, try disabling this feature. 😉

 

Details

The Speed Error Hold BIOS feature prevents accidental overclocking by preventing the system from booting up if the processor clock speed was not properly set.

It is very useful for novice users who want nothing to do with overclocking. Yet, they may inadvertently set the wrong processor speed in the BIOS and either prevent the system from booting up at all or cause the system to crash or hang.

When enabled, the BIOS will check the processor clock speed at boot up and halt the boot process if the clock speed is different from that imprinted in the processor ID. It will also display an error message to warn you that the processor is running at the wrong speed.

To correct the situation, you will have to access the BIOS and correct the processor speed. Most BIOSes, however, will automatically reset the processor to the correct speed. All you have to do then is access the BIOS, verify the clock speed and save the changes made in the BIOS.

If you are thinking of overclocking the processor, you must disable the Speed Error Hold BIOS feature as it prevents the motherboard from booting up with an overclocked processor.

When disabled, the BIOS will not check the processor clock speed at boot up. It will allow the system to boot with the clock speed set in the BIOS, even if it does not match the processor’s rated clock speed (as imprinted in the processor ID).

Although this may seem really obvious, I have seen countless overclocking initiates puzzling over the error message whenever they try to overclock their processors. So, before you start pulling your hair out and screaming hysterically that Intel or AMD has finally implemented a clock speed lock on their processors, try disabling this feature. 😉

 

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