CMOS Problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Agurri, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    Hello guys,

    I have been building up a computer for me and I'm going thru a problem. When I boot the computer, the bios starts, I see the cpu speed and memory check and everything. It seems normal. But the screen after, there is the problemem. It was written : CMOS problem or w/e. So I checked the CMOS jumper and they werent in the good position. so I replaced them and I booted again. Now, I have an error saying that the CMOS battery low. I then get 2 options : F1 to run Setup or F2 to load defaults values and continue. I don,t know why but either if I press F1 or F2, nothing happens ... maybe its because of my wireless kb ... sorry I dont have a wired one to try out. There is also a number at the bottom right of the screen : 85. Thanks alot, again

    edit: Now I get the error CMOS settings wrong.

    what can I do ?!
     
  2. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Try replacing the CMOS battery. Is it a brand new mobo? What is the make and model?
     
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  3. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    Its a brand new mobo, but the guy who I bought it had it for a year or so. the mobo is a SuperMicro 370DLE dual socket, running with 1 proc p3 800.

    The CMOS battery ... where is it. I see the round-shaped one, but I think its the mobo battery...


    EDIT : Ok I found out that the CMOS batt it the round shaped. I tested it and it was ok ...
     
  4. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I looked through spec sheets on supermicro.com - couldn't find your exact model. but that round one you are looking at is likely the CMOS
     
  5. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Supermicro reports error 85 as this:

    85 The memory size check is done. Displaying a soft error
    and checking for a password or bypassing WINBIOS
    Setup next.
     
  6. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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  7. Agurri

    Agurri I am what I am

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    btw, i just realized I couldn't enter the bios .... on the waiting screen where I see the memory & processor, I see the WAIT but even if I press del several times, nothing happens ....
     
  8. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Did you figure this out?
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Just replace the CMOS battery. Should be about $2.