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Universal Clear CMOS Switch?

So my new MSI motherboard doesn't come with a CMOS switch I have to use my screwdriver to clear out the CMOS. Is there a universal clear CMOS switch that works on any motherboard?

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You can wire a button to the clear cmos pins so pressing/holding the button will do the same as if you put a jumper over the 2 pins.

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Quote: Originally Posted by i n f a m o u s View Post
So my new MSI motherboard doesn't come with a CMOS switch I have to use my screwdriver to clear out the CMOS. Is there a universal clear CMOS switch that works on any motherboard?
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I was looking for something like this: https://www.silverstonetek.com/produ...d=202&area=usa but they're either discontinued or no longer being sold.

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Maybe one of those atx power switch jumpers will work.

edit: looks like xoxide might have one
http://www.xoxide.com/silverstone-cmos-resetswitch.html

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Quote: Originally Posted by airisom2 View Post
Maybe one of those atx power switch jumpers will work.

edit: looks like xoxide might have one
http://www.xoxide.com/silverstone-cmos-resetswitch.html
I tried adding that into the cart and when I proceed to checkout the cart is empty. I guess they're out of stock. :T

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The screwdriver method without power applied is the best way unless you do have a two pin momentary switch. I had a reset button from an old case that i plugged in there. HOWEVER, do not apply this when power is applied to your board. You could be in for a dead motherboard. I would not use the jumper method in case you forgot to take it off and turned on power. Danger!

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If your case has a reset switch, you can put it on those pins to create a clear cmos button


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Quote: Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post
If your case has a reset switch, you can put it on those pins to create a clear cmos button
early on i've used an old 2nd switch power/reset button as shorting tool - hanging away from a pcie port
But the reset button method is more comfortable, and you don't have to craw under the desk

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Quote: Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post
If your case has a reset switch, you can put it on those pins to create a clear cmos button
That's actually not a bad idea but I'm planning to purchase the NCase M1 and I don't think it comes with a reset button. :T

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