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Old 06-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question about PSU/Mobo issue?

Whenever we lose power or my computer is unplugged, I have to reset the BIOS settings, which includes the internal clock.

Is this the fault of my motherboard or my PSU? Is this a normal feature of a cheap mobo or is there a defect with the internal battery or something?

I don't really think i'm going to upgrade either to fix it, but I'm curious as to which is the problem for when I buy a new system later on.

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Old 06-01-2006, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your battery may be dead on the motherboard or the jumper is set to the wrong postition.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most commonly the issue is that the motherboard's CMOS battery is flat. it is easly replaced and should be easily available at your local computer shop for about AU$10 or US$8.
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