Originally posted by chrisds
......the only thing you may ever have to do to it, is change it or remove it to clear the CMOS memory after a complete system fail.
....."or remove it to clear the CMOS memory after a complete system fail"........I don't understand at all what you mean.
1. Why would you want to clear the CMOS memory?
2. What is CMOS memory?
3. Do you need a CMOS battery at all? If so, what is it's function?
Could you please explain this a bit in detail so I (a newbie) will be able to understand what you mean?
Thanks chris, I appreciate your response to my post. This is the only way I'm ever going to learn about computers.
P.S. I understand now that most (99+%) of the CMOS batteries are the nickel sized "CR2032" type.