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Quick CMOS jumper question

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I posted this in the Intel section because the board in question is an old 478 socket board.

Anyways. If you clear the CMOS using the jumper and forget to put it back to the original position, will that damage the board if you try to power it on?
post #2 of 5
This happened to me before and luckily nothing really bad happened.. If you check your manual, it will say doing this can damage your board. As long as you turned off your PC after realizing this and returning the jumper to the correct setting, hopefully your board still lives.
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post #3 of 5
No, it shouldn't. I've done that many times before, and I haven't had any problems. Most boards won't even power on unless the clear CMOS jumper is positioned correctly.
post #4 of 5
Should be fine I just tried this on an old P4 system with an ASUS board in the basement and nothing happened it still works fine !
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Awesome. Thanks for the help guys. + rep to all of you.
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