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I got this board for a build im doing for a friend/ coworker. So far it looks like a sweet motherboard. Its my first AMD build in years.

It has a Clear CMOS button right on the Rear outputs of the board.. its under one set of USB ports and above another set and above the USB 3.0 ports.

This Will NOT be used like ocn uses a computer. No overclocking or anything. Does anyone know if I can disable the button so he doesn't accidentally Hit it. I can "totally" see this happening while plugging in a mouse or something.. Lol

Thanks!
Edited by xguntherc - 1/17/11 at 12:19pm
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Put tape on it I guess. or You can plug in the mouse yourself.
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Just put tape over it.


It shouldnt be easy to push either, on my Asus 890fx its receded into the i/o panel so you cant push it without trying to lol.
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It might be flush.. about to install mobo in case now that I've ate dinner.. but it looks easy to push, and pushes really easy. Hopefully its recessed.
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OK guys.. I'd really like to disable it or something somehow but not sure that is possible.
The cmos button is basically flush with the I/O panel on the rear, so it's not sticking out but it's still pretty easy to hit. and if someone tried to plug in a mouse or USB device they could easily hit that. I guess since everything in bios is stock settings it isn't really much of an issue.

Regarding the Cmos switch in the ASRock Extreme3 manual, this is what it says: You are not allowed to use the CLR CMOS Switch function if you set up the system password. If you do want to clear CMOS Values, clear system password first, or refer to page 19 for CMOS jumper instructions.

So by system password I'm assuming this is a password for the BIOS? So since i made a password for the bios, the cmos switch in back of motherboard wont work. Is that right?
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