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Is is possible to back up your Cmos settings?

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Is it possible to save Cmos settings to an external flash drive or something? Like what happens when you spend a bunch of time overclocking and have found stable settings, and then the clear Cmos button accidentally gets pressed or the Cmos battery dies?
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depends on your mobo i guess, but on mine, I have an ASUS overclock profile where i can save all my bios settings..
    
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Use overclocking profiles, or buy an Asus Rampage III board, you can backup your settings to a usb flash or connected computer.
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I just take pictures of the bios screens with my camera or write them down.

Ive had to clear cmos before and it sucks loosing all that good info.

Never hear of saving them to a flash drive tho.
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Originally Posted by mastical;12729421 
I just take pictures of the bios screens with my camera or write them down.

Ive had to clear cmos before and it sucks loosing all that good info.

Never hear of saving them to a flash drive tho.

Agreed. If you've not got a motherboard with options for saving multiple BIOS's etc then the above is a good cheap option (that's assuming you've got a camera)
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My Biostar mobo has 10 profiles you can use/recall. Couple that with their tool to backup the bios image, and you're good to go.
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I get into BIOS and take a picture of what I need to keep a record of and then write them down in notepad, save and print. This way you have a paper copy and two electronic copies.
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