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External CMOS Reset Switch Y/N?

Poll Results: Good idea?? Y/N

Poll expired: Feb 13, 2011  
  • 100% (2)
    Yes, Good Idea
  • 0% (0)
    No, Disaster Imminent
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Put simply is this a good idea or am a just waiting for a disaster?

I am probably not alone on the point that you hate having to take off the side panel of your case to flick the CMOS switch back and forth to reset after getting a non-posting Overclock. to fix this i did this:

First off I found an old ATA digital sound cable, one end was in bad shape so I chopped it off to find that the ground wires where not individually sleeved but only sleeved about 1.5" down the cable from the end. I un-sleeved those and striped the ends of the red and white wires, from there I removed one of the ground wires from the other end and slid the white wire over a slot and plugged that end in to the CMOS reset switch thing on my Mobo.then i ran the wires outside the front of the case and tucked them up inside the face plate, the only thing i have left to do is get a cheap automotive switch to mount under the bottom of the face plate.

PICS:

The External end (that needs a switch)
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The internal plug end
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Plugged in to the Mobo
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Ran out the front of the case
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Set to "Save CMOS" mode
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and yet again i apologize for the quality of the images, i still can not find my camera anywhere i think i left it at home again..... frown.gif
post #2 of 3
Should be a fine idea. My mobo has a Clear CMOS button on the I/O shield. Was handy when I my PC entered the endless loop.
    
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post #3 of 3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator;12313033 
Should be a fine idea. My mobo has a Clear CMOS button on the I/O shield. Was handy when I my PC entered the endless loop.

yea, i went kinda cheap on my hardware so i dont have all that flashy stuff
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