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Problem l´ve never experienced before

Last response: in Motherboards
April 9, 2010 11:36:17 AM

hey everybody.

i built this system around the summer of last year

Phenom II X3 720 @3.4Ghz
4GB 1066 OCZ
GTX 275
and a Asus M4A78 PRO Mobo

I get no response from my pc after turning it on, it wont post. everything lights up but the cpu fan isnt at max speed, so i figured it was a mobo problem, so i just replaced the mobo battery and everything was working again.

the problem is the cmos battery keeps dying and the problem keeps coming back :( 

it started to happen this year, right when mass effect 2 came out.

at first i thought it was just bad luck with batteries, but i´ve gone through about 4 with a few different brands.

each lasting about a month of use. I have no idea why this is happening and i´ve updated my bios to its latest version.

replacing the mobo is out of the question for now.... anybody have any insight in whats going on and how to fix it?