cmos battery replacement needed or not

October 4, 2010 at 22:57:46
Specs: Windows XP, INTEL CELERON 3.06 GHZ WITH 512 MB RAM
hey,
i overclocked cpu and it doesnt run and my monitor shows no signal cable, my friend told me to replace cmos battey and i didnt have a clue what does cmos battery looks like.so anyone please help and thanks in advance.

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#1
October 4, 2010 at 23:24:51
Usually it's silver colored and about the size and shape of a nickel. But there should be a 'clear cmos' jumper on the motherboard. Locate that, and with the power cable disconnected, jumper it to the clear postition for a few seconds and then back to the standby position. Then start up the computer.

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#2
October 4, 2010 at 23:58:37
and if u have no idea on how to overclock cpu don't do it.

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#3
October 5, 2010 at 06:00:07
"i overclocked cpu and it doesnt run and my monitor shows no signal cable"

You apparently don't know how to properly overclock & overclocked the system WAY higher than it's capable of running it - now it's unbootable. You need to unplug the power cord, open the case, then reset the BIOS either by using the "clear CMOS" jumper or by removing the battery for a few seconds. This will reset the BIOS settings to the defaults & also reset the date/time. You will have to enter the BIOS on the next reboot & correct everything.

If you have questions about overclocking, post in the "CPU/overclocking" forum.


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#4
October 5, 2010 at 22:49:49
thanks guys for the help. i will try it out today.

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#5
October 6, 2010 at 23:18:11
AND IT WORKED!!! thanks guys especially jam & DAVEINCAPS .it brings my pc back to life.

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#6
October 7, 2010 at 00:34:19
You're welcome. We're glad it worked out. You should probably check in cmos/bios setup and make sure it's running at the correct speed. Sometimes resetting the cmos will drop the cpu speed to a minimum.

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