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This is a first boot on a new rig and I keep getting a error code CMOS CHECKSUM BAD I checked the ram and cpu like ASUS said but continue to get the code a friend told me to update the bios anybody else have a idea?
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Is there a way to reset it, such as a button, or switching the jumper over?
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actually I can get in the bios and save but when the rig reboots I have nothing so I clear CMOS and back to square 1 with the same CMOS checksum bad message
    
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You shouldn't have an error if it's reset, have you tried updating the BIOS?
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Sounds like it could well be a corrupt BIOS. Try updating the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk and flashing a new BIOS with that.

Secondly, could it be a dodgey CMOS battery?
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I downloaded the new bios to a flash driver but can't get it to recognize I have to play with it a bit more. but i'm suspecting that battery
    
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