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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?

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    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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Hello there, I am the computer technician that will be assisting you today.
My name is Norman-Wynne Damstra.

Welcome to Fixya, Jbellovary.

Since the battery was removed the CMOS would have Cleared as it needs power from a battery to retain the settings.

This therefore means that the BIOS/CMOS has already been reset to defaults and this is why it is giving you this message.

It sees that the settings have changed and it wants you to tell it why.
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This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged.

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If error still occurs after rebooting the computer enter CMOS setup and check all values, this includes verifying the time and date are correct.

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For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.

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New hardware has been recently installed

If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.


Error or confliction with settings in CMOS

If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.

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CMOS battery is bad or failing

If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.


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Hi, and welcome to FixYa
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1. New hardware has been recently installed.
2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
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If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS.

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Sir,

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