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Penryn1600sli CMOS check bad error

I have recently updated the bios and now everytime I restart it gives me two options.
press F2 to go to setup
and
press F1 to load default settings

I have done them both reinputting the bios but the bios dont save settings and just repeats everytime I restart.I have even cleared the cmos from jumper 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for five seconds. then put it back.
All that does it resets my date and time settings. but nothing new.
Should I maybe remove the cmos battery in series of jumping the 2 and 3 pins?

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  • sethllz Dec 18, 2008

    I have done that and still it will not past post without offering those options. I'm beginning to think the CMOS battery is dead because I had this tower unpluged for over 6 months straight.

  • sethllz Dec 18, 2008

    One more thing to add, Should I jump the clear pins before I pull the battery or after?

  • markus
    markus May 11, 2010

    i think it is the battery...

  • markus
    markus May 11, 2010

    Check the cables to the harddrive to

  • markus
    markus May 11, 2010

    i think its after.... How old is the pc?

  • markus
    markus May 11, 2010

    yes try...and wait 1 minut

  • topcatiii Jun 15, 2014

    Download newest bios from ASUS, Remove cover pull jumper pin for CMOS, install new bios from asus reinstall jumper and reboot the system.

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That sounds like a classic case of a dying cmos battery.

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