Today, with the first attempt to boot the system made it to the boot screen and stopped with the error code "bad check sum error". I went into BIOS and just told it to set optimized defaults. It went ahead from there and booted.
So, I know that the mobo is capable of full functioning and all subcomponents work. What is the possibility that my CMOS battery is dying. Could that explain the reason it boots much better the first time each day but fails to or is less likely as the day goes on?
Are CMOS batteries specialty batteries or just run of the mill silver oxide batteries like the one that go in garage door remote openers?