Time and date lost each shutdown

Hello, my homebuilt PC has started to lose its time and date each shutdown and I must press F2 to complete the boot. System is 5 years old and works well otherwise.
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  1. Verify your batteryon your motherboard if still have power in it.

    Explain :
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm
  2. The CMOS battery needs replacing that's all :)

    If the guide posted above isn't clear enough or your not quite sure, check out YouTube for a video guide that you can follow.
  3. Thanks, guys. I did suspect the battery, but have never had one fail. I will check it out. b
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