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CMOS problems HELP!

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  1. rob2910

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    I have been trying to help a friend with their PC and am having the following problems.

    When turning the PC on it was saying that the CMOS battery was low so I have had the battery changed, twice, and it is still saying the same thing as well as saying that the 'CMOS Memory is the wrong size' each time the PC is booted up. I can press F2 to get it to auto detect and then if I reboot immediately it doesn't say that the battery is low but still says 'CMOS memory is the wrong size'

    Is this a sign that the mobo is on it's way out? Or does anyoe have any suggestions as to what is happening / the cause??
     
  2. rob2910

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    Can anyone help please?
     
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    Make sure you enter the BIOS Setup and load the Optimal or BIOS Defaults then Save and Exit. If it continues to happen then you may indeed have a motherboard problem. Have you changed, add or removed, any hardware recently?
     
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    I have done that but will try again.

    As for adding or removing hardware I have added and removed a USB broadband modem because I needed the download speed for XPSP2. I also having problems with the 56k modem which is in the PC in question and have posted separately HERE

    Any help greatfully received
     
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