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Hello,

I've owned my computer for less then a year. Since the last two BIOS update , my computer fails to keep correct time. The strange thing is, its only wrong with the hour, and not the mins. Someone told me that clearing my CMOS might correct this, but I have never had to do that before. This only seems to happen when the computer is off or on standby.

Should I just replace the battery, or is clearing the CMOS easy and should be tried? I've also heard that sometimes clearing the CMOS could wipe critical stuff making you have to restore, flash your BIOS ,etc.. Any help would be great.
post #2 of 5
well the standard way to clear the cmos is to remove the battery, so it's mostly a question of whether or not you want to drop $6 on a new battery when you do it. The batteries are supposed to be good for around 5 years, but its outside possible you have a bad one.

You could buy a new battery, keep the recipt, clear your cmos, put the old battery back in, and see if it works. If it does, return the battery.

If it doesn't, do it again, replacing the battery. If it works, bad battery.

If it doesn't work you have bigger problems.
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Alright, thanks , I'll try that. I thought on this board that there was a switch or something you had to flip to clear it.
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There might be, it depends on you MoBo, but the battery thing always works. You want to unplug your machine, and leave the battery out for a good 15 minutes or more. Overnight isn't the worst thing in the world.
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

There might be, it depends on you MoBo, but the battery thing always works. You want to unplug your machine, and leave the battery out for a good 15 minutes or more. Overnight isn't the worst thing in the world.

I'd recommend overnight too, given the persistence of the problem.
    
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