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While I was installing my new heatsink, I accidentally pressed the clear CMOS button. I noticed that my date and time changed. I fixed those. What else changed? Anything too big? (I didn't start overclocking yet)
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Anything too big? (I didn't start overclocking yet)
that's what she said

nah but CMOS clear just reverts back to factory defaults. when setting up BIOS i always "load optimized defaults" first then go through every menu manually to set it all up how i like.
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that's what she said

nah but CMOS clear just reverts back to factory defaults. when setting up BIOS i always "load optimized defaults" first then go through every menu manually to set it all up how i like.
Thanks, there's not much change then. I only changed the time (duh) I believe. Everything was still default so I'm good. :]

But IDK if it's just my paranoia but the internet seems slower. lol
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you're fine. you're just on stock settings .. which apparently you were already
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you're fine. you're just on stock settings .. which apparently you were already
lol, I can't overclock yet with the crappy, loud stock heatsick

I was just worried that some important data got wiped out cause i pressed that button lmao

It doesn't change anything like settings on my hard drive right?
Edited by Hoops - 2/23/11 at 5:17pm
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lol, I can't overclock yet with the crappy, loud stock heatsick

I was just worried that some important data got wiped out cause i pressed that button lmao

It doesn't change anything like settings on my hard drive right?
Super highly doubt that. unless some1 installed your hard drive under AHCI and installed windows on it like that, then it just wouldn't boot because it went back to IDE mode. which is very unlikely. since AHCI is only use of mac OS and SSDs(?)

I've overclocked a little on stock, gets hot fast tho!
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