View Full Version : New Asus mb won't keep its CMOS setup

21-03-2010, 07:11 AM
Hi GUys
I have just built a new PC with an Asus motherboard and AMD CPU.
Uptil now I have used MSI boards, but had a few failures so I thought i'd try Asus.
However when I boot up the American Megatrends Bios says that My Cmos Date and Time are not set.
When I do this and press F10 to save its all OK
Till I turn off the machine and turn it on again.
The same message comes up.

Surely the battery should be charged up by now !

Any suggestions ?

21-03-2010, 07:27 AM
Flash the BIOS, if that doesn't work, RA it.

Amazing bad luck that......

21-03-2010, 08:26 AM
How old is the battery?
Does it read over 3 volts?
or under?
(they aren't rechargeable)

21-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Haven't been rechargeable BIOS batteries for a long time now...

Maybe you just got a dud battery, check the voltage like KarameaDave said

21-03-2010, 11:14 AM
Its one of those flat round batteries. I will buy a new one and try it.