Why does my pc keep cutting off?

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March 29, 2011 at 22:12:54
Specs: WinXP, 1.80GHz
My CMOS battery was low so I replaced it with a brand new. On the BIOS screen I made the settings to the date and time then saved my settings and exited. It starts up normally but if I leave it running for awhile (a couple to several hours) it shuts down. There's a test button on the fan that I have to keep pressing to make the modem start. Once it starts up I hit the on button and it comes on with the same CMOS Battery is Low message. I make the same adjusts and it happens all over again. The battery is installed properly and it's clear of dust around it. Could it be the motherboard? Or could it be a setting I need to change that doesn't specifically tell me in the Bios? Or is there a setting on the motherboard itself I need to change or reset? Thanks!


Computer Type: ACPI Uniprocessor PC

Operating System: Windows XP Professional

Motherboard info: CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1800 MHz (18 x 100)

Motherboard Name: Intel Pendleton D845PT (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio)

Motherboard Chipset: Intel Brookdale i845D

System Memory: 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)

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March 30, 2011 at 06:01:52
Responses like the above are what get people banned.

Did you test the new battery with a voltmeter before you installed it? Maybe you bought a dud. Did you run thru ALL the BIOS settings & adjust as needed? There's more to it than just the date & time.

EDIT: looks like the moderator deleted the nasty response.

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