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October 25, 2010 2:44:10 PM

Well i had this old computer which the time was stilll in april 2007 everytime i restarted it. Even though i reset the time it always goes back to 2007 when i restart or shut down the computer.During startup it was said that the CMOS battery was low.Is the CMOS battery responsible for this?If i just pluck out the battery and change it,will it be ok?Or do i have to do something to the bios.

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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 10:36:33 AM

Just change the battery. You don't need to do anything else. I've seen them for around $1 at some computer stores; $2-3 at target and walmart. Most are the cr2032 round variety.
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a c 85 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 1:36:15 PM

Change the battery first :)  and then see if a BIOS upgrade is available for your board.... if it shows the date as 2007 then it's last update should've been 2008 so in case you do plan to continue using the rig, it'd be good to have the last updated version of your Mobo's BIOS on it.....
For all you know and you're lucky, then that board might still have a later on BIOS upgrade if they still manufacture and support it.... nothing like a new engine under the hood of my Morris Minor...... :) 
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October 26, 2010 3:34:01 PM

lol i am not sure how to release the battery...I have seen some that just pop out with a press of a button but i cant find any on my board..
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a c 435 V Motherboard
October 26, 2010 5:04:26 PM

Press on the flat portion of the clip around the battery with a thin screwdriver or knife, and the battery should pop out. Be sure to install the new battery flat side up.
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