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    Default clear cmos

    im new to building gamers,and just got my first one done.

    my operating system will be here tommorow.

    after getting my new build together i messed around in bios and somehow saved a second bios that i dont want in there.

    here is my system parts list
    antec 1200-7 120 fans
    core i7 920
    gigabyte UD5
    cooler master v10
    6gb g-skill 1600 (3x2)
    wd 1t drive
    sapphire 4870
    sound blaster
    coolmax 1200w psu
    windows vista 64-bit will be here tommorow

    my board has a clear cmos button on it at the back of my case where everthing hooks up

    can i just press this button and hold it for about 10 seconds while the power is on to reset my bios to factory setting,and then load optimized defaults?
    will this get that second bios settup out of there and let me start over after i load windows vista.(i want to load my operating system and drivers before i make any changes to my bios so i want to reset)

    THANKS FOR THE HELP
    KILLER454

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    Default Re: clear cmos

    I wouldnt go F**ting around trying to clear cmos while the pc is turned on.Why would you want to?
    Sounds like this button is more for use instead of jumper/battery short to save you poking around inside the case(when the pc is off)
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    Default Re: clear cmos

    You can always replace the unwanted bios profile with a newer profile at any time. All you have to do at the saved bios profile screen is to highlight the unwanted profile, type in a new profile name (for the current bios settings) and press the ENTER key. You'll be prompted to overwrite the existing bios. On my UD3P, the default is YES to overwrite.

    I suggest that you periodically save your collective bios profiles to the root folder of your boot drive. The name of the saved file is limited to 8 characters, and the file extension should be .Fxx, where xx is the version of the bios that you are saving. I also save a copy of the original bios file. In My case, this would be EP45UDP3.F6

    This has saved my bacon several times with other Gigabyte motherboards.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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