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cmos reset..

By checoy18
May 23, 2006
  1. gud day to you all pc lovers out there..i hope u could help me in my problem...
    my cmos resets by itself..i didnt do anything, remove the batery or short the jumper...the message during boot-up is "checksum error, cpu ration change fail?.." hope u guys who had the same problem with me, could share the solutions..thnx guys...and by the way, it autorestarts during playing warcraft III...thnx again guys..
     
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    The battery may be dead.
     
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    even if the battery's dead, it shouldn't cause autorestarts during play.....

    Weird. Maybe the motherboard's going? Need more information. Brand and model of mobo, CPU type and speed, GC, everything you can tell us about your comp.
     
  4. checoy18

    checoy18 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cmos reset

    yeah, i know its weird...even though i havnt change my cmos battery, i really dont think its the one whos faulty...coz its not every time i restarted my computer it resets...it resets by itself randomly in time...my mother board is ECS, CPU-Celeron 2.4D, VC- Inno3d geforce fx5200, ddr- pqi 512, PwerSuply- 300watts, dont know the brand.....i really hope to hear from u guys... its really a big help. thnkx and more power!
     
  5. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    I still think you should replace the battery. You can get them 2 for $1 at the $1 store, its likely a 2032 but check the number on it to be sure.
     
  6. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie Posts: 343

     
  7. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    There are any number of reasons for cmos to re-set itself. Its a matter of diagnostics. Thats why i suggested getting a new battery as that is the first and cheapest thing in terms of cost and time to do. Plus it gets that issue out of the way.
    You could also check the voltage on your battery, make sure its running at or near 3 volts, not below 2.85 anyway. Problem with that is you are checking the voltage with no load on it and when its in the mobo there is a load that can cause the voltage to drop further. Hence the advice to get a new battery. Get a 2-pack and have a spare. All for $1.
     
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