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Bryan
26-08-2009, 04:42 PM
This morning my Desktop showed the date as 23/8/2009 and the time was 2 hours slow. I adjusted both.

I have just now noticed the time has dropped back to 2:12pm. Does this mean that my battery is on its way out?

If so, are the batteries all standard for a Desktop? It's a Gigabyte motherboard.

Speedy Gonzales
26-08-2009, 04:46 PM
Could be the battery or the time in the BIOS is wrong

FoxyMX
26-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Has the computer been switched off at the wall or unplugged for a decent length of time, eg overnight? If so, then yes it is most likely that the battery is on the way out.

CMOS batteries for desktops are the same. Get a new one from the supermarket.

wainuitech
26-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Battery could be going flat, generally they are standard, cost around $3.

wratterus
26-08-2009, 04:51 PM
CR2032

:)

Bryan
26-08-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys.

One more question, in changing the battery, will I need to "fix" any settings again such as BIOS?

PENTIUM
26-08-2009, 05:12 PM
And would you believe, are often cheaper at pharmacies than electronic shops!

Speedy Gonzales
26-08-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks guys.

One more question, in changing the battery, will I need to "fix" any settings again such as BIOS?

You'll have to reconfigure the settings (inc the time/date etc) in the BIOS then save the settings