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Im planning on doing a clean install of windows 7 64bit..

My question is... dose a format reset the Motherboard's setting/bios back to default..

Something i should know by now but just not sure with modern boards but just one post away from learning

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I don't think so. I am not 100% though, so it might be wise to jot down you settings just in case.

It wouldn't make much sense though for HDD formatting to reset BIOS, or at least one would think.
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Definitly not. Formatting your hard drive won't reset your bios.
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Definitly not. Formatting your hard drive won't reset your bios.
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Thanks guy's for your prompt reply..

why im asking over the past months iv had to use 3 different GPU HD4850 HD5750 and my HD5870 and two different CPU's a 4 and 6core... finally got back to my day to day components my AMD 4CORE and my 5870 and it's not playing right..
So thinking a clean format and reset bios and start again but not 100% sure how to get a clean back to default on the BIOS

My now board is the CROSSHAIR IV

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Resetting the and clearing whatever BIOS settings there are is simple. Just find the CMOS reset jumper or remove the battery for a bit. You could also enter the BIOS and enable BIOS defaults or fail-safes.
    
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There should be a button on the back I/O plate that says CMOS and you simply have to hold it down for a few seconds, which will reset the bios to factory settings. Note that it will not restore the bios version. And formatting the hard drive will only erase the information on the hard drive and will not affect anything else.

I hope this helps you!
post #8 of 13
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Thanks guy's been real good..
Maybe instead of buying boards that look and sound good i should start understanding them better hay instead of relying on the boards software to do everything... dough...ASUS ROG love people like me whom buy with there eyes...

So using the CMOS button on back plate i'd be able to do this while booted or while booting?

again,Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Jay.C View Post
Thanks guy's been real good..
Maybe instead of buying boards that look and sound good i should start understanding them better hay instead of relying on the boards software to do everything... dough...ASUS ROG love people like me whom buy with there eyes...

So using the CMOS button on back plate i'd be able to do this while booted or while booting?

again,Thanks,
J.
You should really do this whilst the pc is unplugged from a power source, but i have done it before a few times with the PSU plugged in. Just make sure your system is not actually switched on and you should be fine. You can use the CMOS button on the back I/O plate as many times as you wish, it is their mainly for overclockers to reset their bios when they set their overclock to high and stuff like that but its still handy for a normal user.

When i bought my board i was a bit like you and i indeed bought with my eyes and what other said. I didnt know about every feature nor did i know what i could do with some of the features. One of the best features of my board that i think should be brought back is the LED Poster. My next upgrade is looking like the Crosshair IV unless i find something thats better for the same price range
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You should really do this whilst the pc is unplugged from a power source, but i have done it before a few times with the PSU plugged in. Just make sure your system is not actually switched on and you should be fine. You can use the CMOS button on the back I/O plate as many times as you wish, it is their mainly for overclockers to reset their bios when they set their overclock to high and stuff like that but its still handy for a normal user.

When i bought my board i was a bit like you and i indeed bought with my eyes and what other said. I didnt know about every feature nor did i know what i could do with some of the features. One of the best features of my board that i think should be brought back is the LED Poster. My next upgrade is looking like the Crosshair IV unless i find something thats better for the same price range
Just to confirm do i use the backplate CMOS while the power is switched off and was you taking about resetting cmos via pins or was it all ways of resetting you need to remove power..

Thanks for your time,
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