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I recently changed the battery in my motherboard as it was not keeping time or date properly and other more critical settings were being defaulted. I do not have a ...
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    Bios battery


    I recently changed the battery in my motherboard as it was not keeping time or date properly and other more critical settings were being defaulted.

    I do not have a voltmeter anymore so i am going on good faith that the battery i purchased was not defective or discharged and going on that assumption what can cause your bios to start to lose settings and would the be indicative of a greater problem?

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    Most jewelers, and even some department stores, should have equipment to test batteries of this type. Try one of those.
    Try taking it there. If you have a known good battery, it might be a burnt connection for the CMOS battery connector.
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    If it is a burnt connection or damaged capacitor is there anything i can do to fix it or could it get worse..

    Also update the problem is intermittent and seems to effect the date time functions more than anything else like fan speed thresholds. Which again is odd

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    If it's a burnt connection or similar, fixing it would likely involve a soldering iron. And a voltmeter would be good, too.
    As far as things getting worse, I don't believe so. It will mainly affect changes to BIOS and various system settings.
    Get the battery checked first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    If it's a burnt connection or similar, fixing it would likely involve a soldering iron. And a voltmeter would be good, too.
    As far as things getting worse, I don't believe so. It will mainly affect changes to BIOS and various system settings.
    Get the battery checked first.

    Oddly my clock seems to be only 6 hours off it keeps going forward 6 hours

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    Sounds like it may be a time zone problem. Check and reset your timezone to the one for your area and see if the problem persists.
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    Bios has a timezone? Hmm i did not know i will check.

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