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CMOS error on boot


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Hi,

This morning, when I started the computer, the first black screen froze and the error reads:

Warning! CPU has been changeed or CPU Ratio changed fail
Please re-Enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup & remember to save before quit!

I don't know why that happened, because I've been using this computer for years, and today is the only time I saw that error.

I just press F1 to continue the boot process, and I'm able to use the computer fine but when I shutdown and open the computer again, it shows me that error again.

And another thing, it changes the date and time of my computer every boot up. (Jan 01, 2003)

I made a Hardware report with EVEREST, I attached it to this post.


Thanks for your time.

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your CMOS battery has probably died...it's a little watch battery on the motherboard...just go to the store and get another one....when you put it in the PC you'll have to reset the date and time...but it should stop the errors
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Ok. Thanks ds.

Is it just like a regular watch battery? The circle one? Because I have lots of spare here, can I use that? Or are there batteries specific for motherboards?

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it's not neccesarily specific to motherboards...but it is a specific type of battery...you'll have to check the numbers on the back of the battery (the flat side) to make sure it's the right type
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Alright, thanks man.
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