How to clear the CMOS

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quando said:
Can someone please tell me where I can find the CMOS jumper or the CMOS button on my U100?
For notebooks you don't need to do that.
After flash do:
EC Reset ==> https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=112416.0
then enter in BIOS and 'Load BIOS Default', followed by 'Save and Exit'
 

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Also don't forget that some mobo have the clear cmos button on the inside of the mainboard.
 

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Trying to use 3GB Ram
Yes it would be nice to know what sort of ram it is. Like did you just buy 3 sticks of 1GB(if so from whom and what's on the label) or have you added to existing memory? As already stated mixing modules is not a good idea, particularly on nForce2 boards.

It's usually a good idea to test modules individually using a memtest boot disk. I hope a cmos clear sorts it out.

Also give details of power supply since increasing memory size will loa
 

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eagle2,

This topic is not for troubleshooting individuals problems, they should start their own new topic for further assistance. Please do not encourage discussion in this topic!
 

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hey, I had a problem with my fan speed control... I did the CMOS thing, and then the problem was over! but now the weird part: when i reboot my fans go to max speed again! what do I need to do?
 

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what do I need to do?
You need to read the >>Posting Guide<< and then start a new topic in the correct area of the forum, explaining your problem and hardware in detail, this Good Article is not for troubleshooting individual problems.

 

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Hello,
on the "how to clear the CMOS" video it's showing also to remove the BIOS battery for a few seconds after moving the CMOS jumper to clear position and back.
But in the text description under the video the BIOS battery removal step is not written, only the CMOS jumper move.
So should I also move out and back the BIOS battery as well, or doing the CMOS jumper step is enough ?
My motherboard is a P55-GD65 (MS-7583) ver.1.0., and the user manual is only talking about the CMOS jumper, nothing about the BIOS battery.
Thank you
 

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You only need to move the jumper.
 

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With the Sandy Bridge boards and even some 1366 socket boards it has been found that removing the battery for a while is the only way to achieve a full CMOS clear.
 

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I'm going to flash the bios in my notebook GT780. Part of the procedure (at the end of the flash) is to clear the CMOS, but how i guess everything written in this topic applies to normal PC motherboards only? How to clear the CMOS in a notebook?
 

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Bas said:
You are not supposed to do that, as the forum-flasher does that after flash.

>>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<<
I don't understand this. The manual says:
'The flash itself will only take a couple of seconds (20-30s at the most).  If the flashing is successfully completed, shutdown the system and clear CMOS with main A/C power cable removed from PSU.  Read the >>Clear CMOS Guide<< for further information. After clearing CMOS you have completed the BIOS-Flash'
So this implies that I should do something myself?

Sorry for whining a bit, but for me flashing the BIOS is somewhat scary so I try to find out exactly what to do...
 

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Manual = MSI talking.
HQ Flasher = We MSI HQ forum users talking.

Take your pick, we have created a tool after about 12 years of watching users kill their machines. (and this it not just MSI where it happens, but still MSI ignores us on this matter)

Read my link, as you didn't, else you would not ask this question.

Our tool doesn't flash at all UNLESS it's very sure it CAN flash.

Beware a bad flash = dead system!

So stop whining and start reading the link.
 

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Bas said:
Manual = MSI talking.
HQ Flasher = We MSI HQ forum users talking.
With 'manual' I meant your link that describes how to use the HQ flasher tool

Bas said:
Read my link, as you didn't, else you would not ask this question.
Sorry, but I did read your link a couple of times! The quote orginates from your link! (chapter 5.3). And your links refers to this topic for more  information how to clear the CMOS. Maybe I have not enough knowledge about this topic or it is my English that isn't sufficient, but I still don't understand it.
 

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Then get help from somebody who does understand it.
We explained it in great detail even with pictures.
Nothing more we can do.
 

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I can not find any way to clear comos in tablet msi windpad 110w
Help me, please!
 

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There isn't a way I know of, without disassembling the unit? Why do you need to clear the CMOS?

 
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