How do I clear cmos?

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
August 15, 2011 at 03:23:04
Specs: windows XP sp3, P4/1gb ddr2 RAM
my specs are:

OS:windows xp sp3
ram:1gb ddr2
CPU:Pentium 4(2.66GHz)
motherboard:Gigabyte G31M-ES2C

I used to o/c my CPU to 3.2 GHz,but lately i have found out that my bios is not saving the settings any more.No matter what changes i make my bios wont save it, even if i lover the CPU frequency from its default values,of even if i try to change the time,what happens is after i press F10 to save the settings my pc restarts twice, on the first attempt it doesn't get switched on.After getting on it doesn't save the changes i have made,all values gets restored to their defaults. I tried changing the CMOS battery,the only thing left trying is to clear cmos,but how do i do that?my mobo dusent have a jumper it has only two pins(not 3).

Here is my mobo manual(plz go through it):

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August 15, 2011 at 03:40:02
The manual tells you (on p. 31) how to clear the CMOS. I can't improve on their description.

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August 15, 2011 at 03:44:20
i cant understand it?i mean do i need to have a jumper coz i dont have any....

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August 15, 2011 at 03:46:41
Use the screwdriver method that they describe. All you need is to short the two pins (having disconnected the power) for a few seconds.

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August 15, 2011 at 06:25:41
You effectively did this when you removed the CMOS battery (assuming it was unplugged for safety) since that is the alternative method of clearing the CMOS. Try the jumper, but your problem appears to be elsewhere, probably settings. Have you verified the output voltages of your power supply as was recommended to you before? If clearing the CMOS does not help and your power supply voltage is good and you verify your settings and you try a little bit more on your vcore, then the trouble may be in the board itself. Physically look for burnt or bulging components like capacitors.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 15, 2011 at 07:03:38
According to your other thread, you fried your quad core by over-overclocking it. I think that's highly unlikely but if it actually did happen, maybe overclocking isn't your thing. Some of the questions you've been asking are pretty elementary so maybe you should spend more time learning about computers in advance, rather than trying things that you don't understand then asking questions after you muck things up?

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