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If the BIOS loses its settings every time the computer is shut off or especially unplugged, it could be the battery that is on the motherboard has gone dead.Most PC motherboards have a lithium disk battery (CR-2032 or similar) inserted into a battery holder that is mounted on the board itself. The purpose of this battery is to hold the BIOS settings in what would otherwise be volatile memory (as opposed to flash memory, which can keep its data even when no power is applied).If this battery goes dead, the computer may complain of invalid BIOS settings every time you turn it on.Some computers (especially laptops) have a different shaped battery attached somewhere else to the motherboard, but the principal is the same. These batteries are relatively cheap, as computer parts go. Replace the battery, and you may fix your issue.
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Aug 25, 2011 | ASUS A7V600-X (90M7A820G0EAYZ) Motherboard
ASUS Update Utility - an utility that allows you to save, manage and update the motherboard BIOS
The ASUS Update is an utility that allows you to save, manage and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment.
The ASUS Update utility allows you to:
· Save the current BIOS file
· Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
· Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
· Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
· View the BIOS version information.
You need an Asus motherboard in your system.
Rules for Safe BIOS update:
1. For safety reasons, always use the most updated BIOS utility!
2. Do not overclock the system/CPU during BIOS update!
3. Load "Setup Default" in BIOS menu before BIOS Update.
4. Make sure you have "Administator" privilege on your Windows system (WinNT4/2000/XP).
5. Close all application programs under Windows.
6. Disable any existing Anti-Virus applications in the system.
7. Reboot the PC after the BIOS update is complete.
8. Switch on the PC and load "Setup Default" in BIOS again. Hope this helps
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