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Where are the switches on an older motherboard to alter the configuration of the motherboard

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This will be found right near the CMOS battery

Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board.
Remove the jumper plug from pins 2 and 3.
Place the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2 and wait approximately five seconds.
Replace the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3.

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