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Under what circumstances should I use the reset button on the case ?

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For years whenever my pc locked up for whatever reason or I have a OC that didn't work and the pc is non responsive I've been just holding down the power button for 2-3 seconds until the pc powers off. This method has worked for me. I've never used the reset button should I be using it ?
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Ya know I've been wondering this myself. I have several Dells that don't even have a reset button so holding the pwr button down is the only way to go. I've also read on certain MB's that I have that hitting the reset button can mess up the bios settings, so on those I only do the pwr button thing. New build though I've done it several times without a problem. Curious to see what other members reply.
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Ya know I've been wondering this myself. I have several Dells that don't even have a reset button so holding the pwr button down is the only way to go. I've also read on certain MB's that I have that hitting the reset button can mess up the bios settings, so on those I only do the pwr button thing. New build though I've done it several times without a problem. Curious to see what other members reply.

This.

Seems a bit outdated what with laptops, netbooks, mobile devices all having the one on/off button.

Does it effect the bios at all?
    
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Why add the button to cases and boards then? who knows.
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back in the day, you used reset button to reboot the machine w/o spinning down the HDD. old 5.25 HDD's takes awhile to get up to speed and maintain the proper speed. so reset was a faster way to reboot. these days with SSD... no reason to even hook up that button.
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