Motherboard battery going out?

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  1. itsdennislol

    itsdennislol New Member

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    I've been having issues with my "date and time settings" getting all messed up after booting up the machine, or sometimes on restarts. The date will shoot back to the 1600's and the time will of course be way off as well. I also have problems where when the system boots up rather than saying AMD 2600+ like it should EVERYTIME, it will sometimes say AMD 2000+ sometimes say lower than that, and sometimes it'll simply say "unknown Processor type" Are both these symptoms of the motherboard battery going out on me?
    I've been having all kinds of crazy little issues with my machine lately and I'm trying to get this all figured out.... :noes:
     
  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I had problems with my clock... it would actually GAIN time. I replaced the battery, and no problems since. it was only like $3, so not like you're out anything if it's not bad. Replace it.
     
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    bad cmos. could be battery, or something worse. Replace battery to eliminate that as the cause.
     
  4. itsdennislol

    itsdennislol New Member

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    ya it was the battery :)
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Just curious...why would a motherboard have a battery?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    to store bios settings when the system is not on mains power.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The BIOS software is stored in Flash memory, which uses static charges to store 1's and 0's. The settings, however, are stored in regular-style RAM; that way, no matter how badly you fuck up the settings, you can disconnect the power cord and pop out the backup battery to reset the settings back to something that will boot up.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    NVRAM != Flash.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    We might as well not have this argument going in two places at once.
     
  10. sabre1041

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    #1 thing for the battery is time
     

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