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Old 11-18-2006, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need some hardware help.

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3400 Duel Core Athlon Processor
Windows XP
Standard 160 GB HD
SLI 7800's

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Okay, I assume whatever my problem is, is really simple... I hope. As I can recall I never changed any options in my BIOS, so I am having a hardware glitch. I normally turn my PC off at night, and all of the sudden now when I boot up my machine, it says CMOS Error etc... So it stops booting up and wants me to go into my BIOS and I have to reset my system clock every single time my computer is off for more than 5 hours. My computer used to boot up without stopping at reseting the clock. If I boot up in default, my clock is automatically set to 12:00 AM and 2001...

Does anybody know what exactly is going on with my PC?
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think your cmos battery is dead and needs to be replaced.
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes pull the cmos batter out goto walmart or radio shack and look in the watch battery section for a new battery.
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I've never opened up this case before cause I bought the PC via CyberPowerPC.com so I hope I can find it.
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The battery should be the size of a 25 cent coin.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks man, appriciate it.
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