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Purpose for clearing cmos settings

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January 19, 2010 10:02:25 PM

purpose for clearing cmos settings?... i am gonna try and build my first PC just for my gratification so i am trying to understand as much as i can... have yet to find the why.... only find clearing or resting because of a problem.... what other benefits are there to clearing or resetting CMOS...Just looking to be better educated
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January 19, 2010 10:40:06 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows XP to section Motherboards & Memory by Grumpy9117
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January 19, 2010 10:50:36 PM

There are no real benefits other than the ability to clear it after messing it up during overclocking attempts to the point where the machine won't boot.

Clearing will generally cure that problem and if you have a stable running system you should have no need to be concerned about the CMOS feature.

Sometimes when people encounter an issue with a hardware device installation they might also try clearing the CMOS settings as well.
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January 20, 2010 2:27:25 PM

LoneWolf_53 said:
There are no real benefits other than the ability to clear it after messing it up during overclocking attempts to the point where the machine won't boot.

Clearing will generally cure that problem and if you have a stable running system you should have no need to be concerned about the CMOS feature.

Sometimes when people encounter an issue with a hardware device installation they might also try clearing the CMOS settings as well.

Thank you its what i thought it was and now my thoughts on clearing CMOS are now in order Thanks again
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