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How to Reset the CMOS of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard? - KB Article - 349516




Article Summary: Procedure to Reset the CMOS of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

Article Summary:This article describes how to reset the CMOS of the ASUS A8N32-SLI deluxe motherboard.



Procedure to Clear CMOS Settings

Caution:
Before performing any of the procedures in this section, read and follow the safety instructions in Dell Knowledge Base Article: "Precautionary Measures for Personal Safety" Article ID: 339031.

Caution:
In case of a CMOS battery replacement, a new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Alienware. Properly dispose of used batteries as required by the local authorities.

Clear the CMOS memory of date, time and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which include system setup information.

To clear the CMOS settings follow the steps below.

  1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

  2. Open your system's side panel.

  3. Remove the onboard battery (shown in yellow in Figure 1).

  4. Move the CLRTC jumper cap (circled in Figure 1) from crossing pins 1 and 2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.


    Figure 1: CMOS Reset

    Normal (Default)

    Clear CMOS

  5. Reinstall the battery.

  6. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

  7. Hold down the <Delete> during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data as necessary.



 
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Article ID: SLN83268

Last Date Modified: 10/25/2012 12:00 AM


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