I recently built the following rig for a friend:
P4 2.4ghz 533 fsb (oem)
Gigabyte 8SR533 mobo, with F6 BIOS <A HREF="http://link" target="_new">(http://tw.giga-byte.com/products/products.htm)</A>
256 266fsb DDR - generic
Cheap 300w P4 case
30gb Diamond max 8 HDD
Sound blaster card - have tried it without this
16mb Rage Pro GPU AGP x2
I know some of the parts are second rate but i was working on a tight budget.
My problem is that every time the mains power is turned off the bios looses its settings. Then when i turning it back on - it says checksum error/cmos battery low. I replaced the battery with a 3v one thinking that the onboard 3V battery was generating less then 2.8V or was not generating any voltage at all. I have changed different bios version's to no joy. I was also thinking that the Clock generator chip on the board is faulty.
Anyone go any ideas as to what may be wrong. I need to know for definate before i send it back, as the supplier i got it from have very bad customer support and WILL try to blame me for any probelms.
Thanks in advance
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It sounds as though the BIOS CLEAR jumper is not in the right position! For some boards this mean changing to the other position on a three pin header, on others it means removing the jumper, on very few others it means installing the jumper. Read the manual for details.
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