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CMOS battery

Last response: in Motherboards
September 27, 2009 1:24:37 PM


everytime I turn off my pc, I have to remove the cmos battery to get it to power up. Is this the sign of a failing battery?

Or is it something else? any thoughts or suggestions welcome. :hello: 

specs - intel gag915 - pentium 3ghz single - 3 gigs corsair dual channel- earthwatts 650 mod. psu. Nvidia 8800gt.

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a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2009 2:19:54 PM

1. Could be a problem with your BIOS settings, as removing the CMOS battery resets the settings to stock.

2. Could be dying battery.
September 27, 2009 2:35:39 PM

Hey thanks, shadow

I am going to grab a new battery today so I can hopefully rule that part of it out.

Fwiw - my pc is at the 5yr old mark - I've heard that batteries tend to start losing power thereabouts.

a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2009 3:37:25 PM

Lol, I loose power at around the 2.5-3 year mark or earlier.