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Do i really need the power on and reset switch on my mobo?

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January 7, 2011 7:27:35 PM

I was just choosing between P7P55D-E EVO and P7P55D-E Pro and was wondering what do i need the power on and reset switch on my motherboard for? also what is "clear CMOS switch"?
a b ) Power supply
January 7, 2011 7:33:44 PM

The Power on switch is what you use to tell the computer to start up. Once the PC is up and running, you could use the reset switch to re-boot your computer, should it lock up and become unresponsive. The Clear CMOS switch will cause the motherboard to reset any changes you have made to the BIOS back to the factory defaults.
January 7, 2011 10:24:56 PM

clarkjd said:
The Power on switch is what you use to tell the computer to start up. Once the PC is up and running, you could use the reset switch to re-boot your computer, should it lock up and become unresponsive. The Clear CMOS switch will cause the motherboard to reset any changes you have made to the BIOS back to the factory defaults.


Well, then I'm sure about which motherboard to pick then. Thnx a lot
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a b ) Power supply
January 7, 2011 10:26:57 PM

Those extra switches are for quick access while you setup your overclock or when you are working on your setup outside of the case. Although they come in handy they are by no means required and if you know what pins to jumper a small flat bladed screw driver works just as well.
January 9, 2011 11:17:32 AM

i doubt i'll be breadboarding, but it's nice to know that i can do many things with a board in years to come...
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