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BIOS defaults despite new Battery

I am loosing time and BIOS defaults when the Computer is Unplugged from AC. I have replace the mother board battery but the problem persists. There is a 3 point pin header near the battery. A jumper links two pins. Perhaps it is in the wrong place. What is the correct place and what else can I check?

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Unless you have cleared the cmos the jumpers should be in the right place, but check the JBAT1 or CLRMOS or CLRCLK, depending on mobo, if tey are over pins 1 and 2 move to 3 and 4 or visa versa

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